WICHITA, Kan. – Alex Sheppard has joined Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered as an associate attorney. His primary practice will focus on the defense of criminal cases including DUIs, drug offenses and domestic violence.

Sheppard comes to Monnat & Spurrier from a prominent personal injury firm where he fought big insurance companies and recovered millions in compensation for injured parties.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Alex join our firm,” said firm President Dan Monnat. “His competitive drive, detailed preparation and work ethic are excellent attributes for a courtroom attorney, whether he’s trying a criminal misdemeanor or a serious felony. Alex’s trial experience will serve our clients especially well.”

A graduate of Washburn University School of Law, Sheppard also holds a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa, where he received an athletic scholarship and swam on its men’s swim team.

Sheppard is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Active in the Wichita community, Sheppard is a member of Wichita Young Professionals.

Founded in 1985 by litigator Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier, Monnat & Spurrier has built a national reputation for criminal defense and appellate defense, computer crimes defense, and white-collar criminal defense. In addition to Monnat, Spurrier and Sheppard, the firm includes former prosecutor Sal Intagliata and former public defender Eli O’Brien.

Attorney Eli O’Brien led the successful defense of a former federal employee accused of the domestic violence aggravated assault of his probation officer wife. The defendant was found not guilty after a multi-day jury trial.