WICHITA, Kansas – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers has named Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, attorneys Sal Intagliata and Eli O’Brien to its esteemed list for 2021. Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for the eighth consecutive year, while O’Brien earned recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars.”
Only 5 percent of eligible attorneys are selected for the overall Super Lawyers list. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are honored among the Rising Stars list, which includes only those attorneys under 40 years of age.
Sal Intagliata is a shareholder in the firm and has practiced law for more than 26 years. His career includes 22 years as a distinguished criminal defense attorney in private practice and four years as a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division.
Intagliata serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee and the Kansas Supreme Court Pretrial Justice Task Force. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a past vice president of the Wichita Bar Association, as well as a past member of its Board of Governors and past chair of its Criminal Practice Division.
Intagliata earned his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Kansas, graduating with dual majors in political science and Spanish. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.
Eli O’Brien makes his inaugural appearance on Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2015, his primary practice has included defense of serious felony accusations, as well as DUI and DWI cases.
Prior to joining the firm, he was a trial attorney with the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office. Over the years as a public defender and private practice defense attorney, his jury trials have resulted in a number of acquittals.
A graduate of Washburn University School of Law and the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, O’Brien also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Emporia State University.