WICHITA, Kan. – The 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America® has honored Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, for his legal expertise in three distinct practice areas: White Collar Criminal Defense; Non-White Collar Criminal Defense; and Appellate Defense. Best Lawyers in America® has honored Monnat every year since 1989.
Selection to the Best Lawyers list is based on a confidential, nationwide peer survey that rates attorneys on professional competency, legal scholarship, pro bono service, and achievement.
“It’s been a unique honor to be recognized among this revered group of lawyers for the past 27 years,” Monnat said. “As defense attorneys, it is not just our duty – it is our privilege – to ensure the American justice system protects liberty for all of us by upholding the principles of the Constitution.”
Monnat has practiced in Wichita for more than 38 years. A graduate of California State University, Monnat holds a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
Acknowledging his legal expertise and scholarship, Monnat is a frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics. He also is the author of “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 4th edition. Monnat served on the Kansas Sentencing Commission from 2007 – 2011 as a Governor’s appointee.
Chosen in 2002 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Association of Justice’ Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair. He has also been designated a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America and the Kansas Bar Foundation.
Monnat served as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors from 1996 – 2004, and is a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
200 W. Douglas, Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202