WICHITA, Kansas – For the fourth consecutive year, celebrated criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been ranked among the Top 10 of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He has been among the overall Top 100 of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for more than 15 years.

Monnat has practiced across Kansas and Nebraska for 45 years, focusing on high-profile 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.

“After more than 45 years of practice, it continues to be my greatest privilege to stand with those accused and defend their Constitutional rights,” Monnat said. “There are many accomplished attorneys and great legal minds among the Super Lawyers honorees, and I’m truly humbled to be listed among the Top 10 again this year.”

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 co-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 36th anniversary this year. The firm was founded in 1985 by Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. Today the firm has five lawyers and has earned a reputation for its work in all sectors of criminal defense and criminal appeals.

(WICHITA, Kan.) – A joint survey released today by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers awards Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, five “Best Law Firms 2022” rankings for:

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

“We appreciate this recognition more every year because it stems directly from surveys of our clients and peers,” said Dan Monnat. “We are honored to earn such high respect from those we serve, as well as from our fellow lawyers in the bar.”

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

Celebrating its 36th year, Monnat & Spurrier was founded by criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. 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 shareholder Sal Intagliata and associate Eli O’Brien.