Our Story


How We Began

Mission Counsel was formed in 2014 when our Founding Attorney, Terry Mosteller, started the firm after working in the nonprofit sector for seven years. During those seven years, Terry saw firsthand time and time again how a lack of knowledgeable legal counsel caused the organizations for which he worked to waste precious time, energy, and financial resources--ultimately hindering those organizations from more fully achieving their missions.

After that experience, Terry decided to create a modern law firm specifically designed to address what he saw fundamentally as an access to justice issue--the lack of accessible, affordable, and knowledgeable legal counsel available for nonprofit organizations. Far too often, nonprofits forgo reaching out to qualified legal counsel for fear of the cost involved. This inevitably leads to unresolved legal issues that end up costing the organization more time and money later on, thus taking away from the organization's overall capabilities to achieve its mission. Mission Counsel is dedicated to eradicating the access to justice gap that nonprofits experience.

Where We Are Today

Today, Mission Counsel is a modern, client-centered law firm in Kansas City, Missouri that serves nonprofit organizations of all sizes throughout Missouri and Kansas. We strive to serve our clients and partner with their missions in innovative and tech-driven, yet human ways. 

Our Vision

Mission Counsel is a modern law firm seeking to end the access to justice gap faced by nonprofit organizations and to change the world by helping nonprofits navigate the unending legal and strategic questions they face by providing client-centered legal counsel focused on advancing our clients' missions.

Our clients are organizations serving on the front lines of making our community and world a more equitable, just, and enjoyable place. These clients deserve the same world-class legal counsel normally reserved only for those organizations large enough to afford the big traditional law firms.

Our Values

We hope to realize our vision by walking out our core values:

  1. Do Great Work, by
  2. Innovating;
  3. Being Kind;
  4. Being Human; and
  5. Pursuing Personal and Professional Growth.

Read on to learn more about our team.

At Mission Counsel, let us help you solve problems so that you can focus on your mission.

Our desire is for our clients to see our services as an added value to their organization. We want to get to know not merely the legal needs of our clients, but also their missions, their visions and their values. We want to come alongside our clients and help them achieve their highest purposes.
How We Can Help


Mission Counsel is committed to serving nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri.

We offer a free 15-minute consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.