Topeka Gov.-elect Sam Brownback on Monday announced the selection of Jefferson County Attorney Caleb Stegall to serve as Brownback's chief counsel.
"Caleb will bring strong legal experience to the governor's office," said Brownback, a Republican who will take office Jan. 10.
Stegall is well known in conservative politics and has represented former Attorney General Phill Kline in his legal battles stemming from his abortion investigation.
Stegall, a 1999 graduate of the Kansas University School of Law, practiced in civil and government litigation at Foulston Siefkin before starting his own law firm in 2005.
He is currently serving his first term as Jefferson County Attorney. His resignation from that post will take effect Jan. 10 and Jefferson County Republicans will meet soon to pick a new county attorney.
"It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Jefferson County, and I look forward to serving all Kansans as the new administration confronts the challenges facing our state," Stegall said.