Congressman Dennis Moore's office has confirmed that it will submit the name of Overland Park attorney Barry Grissom to be the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.
Lawrence lawyer Dan Watkins had been in the running for the state's highest law enforcement position, but withdrew from consideration last month.
Grissom, 55, has his own practice and specializes in civil litigation with a focus on employment discrimination.
The next step: Official nomination by President Obama, then Senate confirmation.
"I'd be an honor to have a job like this," Grissom told The Kansas City Star. "It'd be an opportunity to serve and serving under this administration would be a double honor."