WICHITA – Monnat & Spurrier has launched a new twice-monthly podcast, “Just In Case,” featuring brief analyses of the just-in criminal law cases decided by the Kansas Appellate Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. New episodes are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month at www.Monnat.com/podcast

“We’ve been doing these regular analyses for our in-house attorneys for the past 30 years,” said Dan Monnat.  “Technology now permits us to share these legal insights easily and quickly with the entire legal community and the public at large.  In our opinion, the better informed the society, the more ‘justice for all.’”

“Just In Case” is hosted by Paige Nichols, a Lawrence-based attorney and legal scholar who helped found the Midwest Innocence Project.

A former staff attorney with Monnat & Spurrier, Nichols has been associated with the firm for more than 20 years, guiding its successful appellate and motion practice. Additionally, Nichols co-authored numerous legal articles with Dan Monnat that appeared in state and national legal journals. Nichols received her J.D. in 1993 from Northeastern University in Boston and an LL.M. in criminal law in 2002 from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. She lectures frequently and has written extensively about legal writing, ethics, appellate practice, and criminal law.

Defense attorney Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier founded Monnat & Spurrier in 1985.  The firm has five staff attorneys and has gained an international reputation through its defense of high-profile clients accused of white-collar and violent crimes.

In addition to Dan Monnat and Stan Spurrier, the firm’s staff attorneys include two former prosecutors and a former public defender, all noted for their aggressive work in the criminal courts:  Trevor Riddle, Sal Intagliata, and Robb Hunter.