Ed M from Salem State University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Moran served as an Assistant District Attorney for four years and has been in private practice in Salem since 1978. Married and father of two adult children and two grandchildren, Attorney Moran is highly active in his community and Church. He presently is President Emeritus of the Pro Life Legal Defense Fund and was a founding member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc. and held the positions of President and Chairman of the Board and was a long time member of the Board of Directors. He served on the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Council, which advises Sean Cardinal O’Malley and is Chairman of the Immaculate Conception Parish Finance Committee. He also serves as a Eucharistic Minister. He has been honored by the Family Research Council, Massachusetts Family Institute and Massachusetts Citizens for Life and recently was awarded the Thomas More Award by the Pro Life Legal Defense Fund after serving as its President for 15 years. He was Chairman of the Salem Conservation Committee for 8 years and also served as an Election Commissioner for the City of Salem. Attorney Moran is also a Knight of Malta, a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and an Honor Ally of Alliance Defending Freedom. He is licensed to practice before all of the Courts of Massachusetts, as well as the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is presently local counsel in Eleanor McCullen et al v. Martha Coakley, which is better known as the “Buffer Zone” case.
He has been a frequent commentator on both national and local television on issues of the day, including appearances on the O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, Court TV, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and NECN. He is also the subject of biographical record in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.