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SPD’s office has strong pull for Moses

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Faun Moses is driven to help those who need it.

“I’m passionate about helping people and provide a voice to those that don’t have a lot of say,” said Moses, who was recently named the local attorney manager in Janesville for the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender.

Moses first started working with the SPD while in college, getting an internship in the administrative office. After graduation, she took a job as an investigator in the Fond du Lac office for 2-½ years before deciding to attend law school. She then returned to the SPD, this time as an attorney.

“The attorneys I worked with while interning and later as an investigator were so inspiring. I am lucky I was able to land here,” she said. “I love working here. Everyone is amazing and passionate about what we do. It’s challenging and stressful, but we all work together to help our clients.”

Before moving to Janesville where she’ll work directly with local clients, Moses worked in the SPD’s appellate division helping defendants already convicted.

“Every case I work on is different and unique, but at the end of the day, it’s all about helping my client,” Moses said.

Moses is admired by her peers and her clients for always going the extra mile, said Gina Pruski, SPD’s director of training and development.

“Faun is always quick to volunteer for assignments outside her regular workload and regularly assists both staff and private attorneys with questions about their cases and the underlying appellate issues,” she said.

In addition to working with clients, Moses led several SPD efforts and initiatives, including the agency’s efforts to reduce racial disparity in the criminal justice system. She’s also developing and implementing an internship program to place minority second- and third-year law students at the SPD. Moses also regularly gives presentations at agency training programs.

“I’m passionate about helping others and seeing them grow,” said Moses, who also was a coach for the DeForest High School Mock Trial Team. “My schedule is very busy, but I still make time for things that matter, such as giving back and my family.”


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