The Kansas Bar Association is proud to offer its congratulations to Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nancy Moritz on her federal appointment to the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
"The KBA is pleased to have this important position filled by a Kansan who is as qualified as Justice Moritz,” said President Dennis Depew. "We thank her for her outstanding service to our state and wish her the best in her new position serving the Tenth Circuit.”
After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in 1985 with her juris doctorate, Moritz would spend the majority of her legal career in public service. Prior to her appointment to the bench Moritz served as a research attorney with the Supreme Court, as well as an assistant U.S. attorney and appellate coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City. She was first appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in 2004 and Gov. Mark Parkinson then appointed her to the Supreme Court in 2010.
The Tenth Circuit, based in Denver, hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit (Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies.