Longtime Wichita attorney David Moses will be named Wichita State University’s new general counsel as early as Thursday, sources say.
Earlier this year, the university announced that vice president and general counsel Ted Ayres will retire next month.
In addition to being in private practice, Moses has been teaching legal issues in sports administration at WSU on a mostly graduate level for about a decade.
He started his legal career in the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office in 1979. For several years, he was the chief attorney in charge of prosecuting consumer fraud and economic crimes.
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More recently, Moses has been in private practice with Moses & Pate, which formed last year after the partners in Case, Moses & Zimmerman went their separate ways.
This week, Moses & Pate announced that Richard Paugh joined the firm this month.
Moses has a general practice but has handled a lot of education law in addition to employment law and criminal and injury cases among other things.
It looks like Moses will no longer be part of the firm when his new job starts in July.
Though Moses did not graduate from Wichita State, his wife, Terri, has two degrees from there, and one of his sons has a master’s degree from there and another is working on one.
Moses comes from a family well known to a lot of native Wichitans. The family ran his grandfather Sam Zelman’s namesake men’s clothing store on the northeast corner of Douglas and St. Francis from the 1920s to 2006.
In late 2010, Moses sold the property to downtown developers Robert Eyster and Michael Ramsey, who converted it to Zelman Lofts. Espresso To Go Go is now on the first floor.
Look for confirmation on Moses’ new job and more information about it soon.