WICHITA, Kansas – Noted criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been named to the Top 10 list of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2020. It is Monnat’s third consecutive year to be named among the prestigious Top 10. He has been listed on the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers’ Top 100 list overall for 15 years.

Monnat has practiced in Wichita and across Kansas and Nebraska for 45 years, concentrating on criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, appellate defense and bet-the-company litigation. His cases have attracted international attention, including the defense and acquittal of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and the defense of an innocent man wrongly accused of being the notorious BTK.

“Across all practice areas, there are many stellar attorneys in the Midwest,” Monnat said. “I’m truly honored to be listed among the Top 10 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas. After 45 years of practice, it continues to be my greatest privilege to protect and defend the rights of those accused.”

A graduate of California State University, Monnat earned a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He is a Life Member and past Board Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics, Monnat is the author of “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th edition.  

Monnat & Spurrier celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The firm was founded in 1985 by Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. Today the firm has six lawyers and has earned a reputation for its work in all sectors of criminal defense and criminal appeals.

WICHITA – A joint survey released today by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers awards Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, five “Best Law Firms 2021” rankings for:

  • General Practice Criminal Defense
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation

“This year our firm celebrates 35 years of protecting the rights and liberties of those accused,” said Dan Monnat. “We are gratified by the honors bestowed on our firm and our attorneys, but we continue to believe the greatest honor of all lies in serving clients all across Kansas.”

“Best Law Firms” rankings are compiled using evaluations by clients who are asked to rank firms on criteria including responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether the client would refer others to the firm. Best Lawyers also conducts an independent analysis of each firm and surveys attorneys in similar practice areas.

Defense attorney Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier founded Monnat & Spurrier in 1985. The firm has gained an international reputation for its defense of such high-profile clients as late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller; the unfortunate innocent person whose home was mistakenly raided by police as being that of serial killer BTK; and most recently, the Western Kansas man wrongly accused of murdering a four-year-old child by cruelly beating or shaking her.

In addition to Monnat and Spurrier, the firm includes shareholders Trevor Riddle and Sal Intagliata, and associates Matt Gorney and Eli O’Brien.