Hi, I'm Terry Mosteller.
I'm the founding attorney at Mission Counsel, where I help nonprofits and small and medium-sized businesses overcome obstacles so that they can focus on what they do best–accomplishing their mission. My goal is to get to know not just the legal challenges you face, but also your organization's mission, values and culture so that I can provide custom legal counsel for your specific situation.
I've had a somewhat unique journey in my career. After graduating law school, instead of jumping directly into practicing law, I chose to start my career off by serving the nonprofit sector in non-attorney roles. Immediately after law school, I worked for a small faith-based college where I ran the admissions and financial services department, helped gain approval with the US government to admit international students, and helped lead a program providing mentorship for students of the college. From there, I went to work for an international anti-human trafficking organization where I ran the policy advocacy department and was able to assist with drafting laws and educating legislators and law enforcement officials all over the world.
After seven years of being immersed in the nonprofit sector, I decided to make the jump to practicing law by starting my own law firm focused on the legal needs of nonprofits and small and medium-sized businesses. While I loved my time serving nonprofits on the programmatic side of things, over time I began to realize that I actually helped the organizations the most when I helped them solve interesting problems that they otherwise didn't have the capacity to solve–especially problems that had a legal component to them.
Today I believe that my skills accomplish the most good by helping others change the world. That's why I love what I do at Mission Counsel.
Outside the Office
I live in Kansas City with an amazing and beautiful wife who owns a thriving massage therapy practice in Lenexa, Kansas. We have two impossibly cute kids who constantly keep us entertained (and completely exhausted).
When I'm not in the office, I enjoy working out, reading way too many books at one time, backpacking and mountain climbing in the Pacific Northwest, spending time with my amazing friends, watching UGA football (Go Dawgs!) and hanging out with my aforementioned extraordinary wife.
B.B.A., Risk Management & Insurance, University of Georgia (2004)
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2007)
Admitted to practice law in Missouri and Kansas
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