Trevor Riddle - Attorney

Trevor Riddle spent his high school years in rural Oklahoma earning All-State credentials as an offensive tackle. He went on to Oklahoma State University, where he earned his degree in philosophy, with an emphasis in the philosophy of science. This unique meld of competitive instinct and philosophical scientific insight has become a cornerstone of Mr. Riddle’s defense practice. 

Since joining Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, eight years ago, Mr. Riddle has fought for his clients by cross-examining forensic laboratory technicians, medical doctors and other expert witnesses. He has also advocated for his clients by the presentation of experts ranging from pathologists to biomechanical engineers. Mr. Riddle was also the first attorney in Kansas to argue the admissibility of polygraph evidence under Kansas’ recently amended rules of evidence.

Mr. Riddle earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005. While in law school Mr. Riddle clerked for the Douglas County Kansas District Attorney and, after law school, prosecuted and tried cases as an Assistant Butler County Attorney.

Mr. Riddle is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is a graduate of the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College sponsored by Stetson University College of Law.

Mr. Riddle also is a member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court and the Wichita Bar Association.

NOTABLE CASES

State of Kansas v. Miller, No. 11 CR 3192 (Sedgwick County, Kan. Dist. Ct. March 6, 2013): District Court dismissed charge of electronic solicitation at conclusion of preliminary hearing. Jury verdict of “not guilty” on remaining charge of attempted criminal sodomy.

State of Kansas v. Cunningham, No. 13 CR 29 (Ford County, Kan. Dist. Ct. Aug. 24, 2015): Jury verdict of “not guilty” on all charges of first degree murder and child abuse after two week trial involving extensive medical and biomechanical testimony where client accused of intentionally cruelly beating or shaking nearly four year old child to death.

State of Kansas v. Doe, No. 08 CR 489 (Lyon County, Kan. Dist. Ct. Sept. 9, 2009): Jury verdict of ”not guilty” for professional over-the-road truck driver accused of vehicular homicide in fatality accident; jury convicted accused only of traffic infraction for running a stop sign.

State of Kansas v. Gamino, No. 11 CR 262 (Finney County, Kan. Dist. Ct. October 2011): Trial judge dismissed with prejudice charge of aggravated intimidation of a witness after finding government violated client’s Fifth Amendment rights.

State of Kansas v. Gamino, 107,018 (unpublished) (Kan. App. 2012): Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed trial judge’s dismissal of aggravated intimidation of a witness charge for Fifth Amendment violations.

State v. Goetter, Pratt County, Kansas 13 CR 073: The defendant was charged with possession with intent to distribute 40 pounds of marijuana discovered during a traffic stop. The case was settled for a misdemeanor in the middle of jury trial.

Honors and Distinctions
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
Background

Preparatory Education

  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (B.A. in Philosophy, 2001)

Legal Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas (J.D., 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • State Courts of Kansas (2005)
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas (2008)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2008)

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal-Defense
  • Municipal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice

Graduate

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • White Collar Crime Defense College, Gulfport, Florida, 2012
Professional Associations
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association

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