Womble Bond Dickinson mourns the passing of long-time firm Partner Ken Moser. Ken, who passed away Jan. 14, practiced at the firm for more than 43 years and served in a variety of firm leadership roles.
A native of Cabarrus County, NC, Ken excelled in academics and athletics at Mount Pleasant High School. In addition to being President of his Senior Class, Ken was a standout baseball, basketball and football player. In 2019, he was inducted into the Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame.
Ken attended Wake Forest University, where he served in the Student Legislature, and the Wake Forest School of Law. He joined the firm (then known as Womble Carlyle) in 1968. His first few years were spent working on a wide range of litigation, as well as trusts and estates matters. He became leader of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice Group and nurtured and grew some of the firm’s key banking client relationships that remain strong to this day.
Throughout his four-decade career, Ken also held numerous other leadership positions within the firm, including serving on the Firm Management Committee, Executive Committee and as Winston-Salem Office Managing Partner from 1999-2006. In 2004, the firm awarded him the W.P. Sandridge Award for Service to the Firm.
Ken’s service also extended to his community. He served as Chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors. He also was a founding Board Member of the Winston-Salem Downtown Development Corporation and is a past President of the Wake Forest University Law Alumni Council.
He was regularly ranked by Chambers USA as one of the nation’s top Banking & Finance attorneys. He retired in 2012 after more than 43 years with the firm.
In July 2020, the North Carolina Bar Association inducted Ken into its Legal Practice Hall of Fame in recognition of his more than four decades of outstanding contributions to the legal profession.