Mooney worked as a judicial clerk for Justice Jim Jones at the Idaho Supreme Court after he graduated from law school in 2011. He worked as a summer associate for Hawley Troxell in 2010.
Mooney earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Pacific Lutheran University. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Before attending law school, he was the education reporter for the Kent Reporter in Kent, Wash., and the features writer for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello. During law school, he was a legal research and writing teaching assistant, a research assistant for a Latah County public defender, an associate editor and lead articles editor for the Idaho Law Review, and the co-founder and secretary of U of I’s Business Law Association.
He won the 2010-11 U of I Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence and the 2009 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association’s Excellence in Legal Research and Writing award.