The 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense has named Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, one of the world’s leading business crime defense attorneys. He is the only attorney from Wichita and one of only two attorneys in Kansas selected to the list, which encompasses the top attorneys from 38 countries worldwide.

“Who’s Who focuses on an international list of lawyers with expertise in representing companies and individuals involved in white-collar criminal litigation,” Monnat said. “While the Who’s Who research focuses primarily on white-collar criminal trial practice, it also encompasses those attorneys who have significant experience in cutting-edge matters involving compliance, investigations, enforcement proceedings, and parallel or related civil litigation. I’ve been privileged to be part of the Who’s Who list since 2014, and each year it’s an even greater honor.”

Monnat has practiced in Kansas for 45 years, handling criminal and white-collar criminal cases that have attracted international attention, including the defense of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Monnat is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation, and the Kansas Bar Foundation. He has been named one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Kansas and Missouri for the past four years, and has been included on the Super Lawyers Top 100 list for more than 15 years.

A graduate of California State University, Monnat received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

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.  He currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Editors.

Monnat served as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors from 1996 – 2004, and is a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

WICHITA — Four Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, attorneys have been honored by Best Lawyers in America® 2023, including firm President Dan Monnat, who was named to the prestigious list for the 35th consecutive year.

Dan Monnat has practiced in Wichita and throughout Kansas for more than 45 years, defending individuals and companies in high-stakes federal and state jury trials, appellate courts, regulatory proceedings, grand jury, and other investigations. Monnat makes his 35th consecutive appearance on the list and was recognized this year in four distinct areas: Criminal Defense-General Practice; Criminal Defense-White Collar; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Practice.

A noted legal author and lecturer, Monnat is a graduate of California State University, with a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

Sal Intagliata earned his eighth consecutive listing by Best Lawyers in the areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and DUI / DWI Defense. A shareholder at Monnat & Spurrier, his career includes 23 years as a distinguished criminal defense attorney in private practice, as well as four years as a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division.

Intagliata earned his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Kansas. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in May 1995.

Stan Spurrier, an accomplished legal scholar who co-founded the firm with Monnat in 1985, was recognized in the areas of: Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Spurrier earned his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.

Eli O’Brien is an associate attorney whose primary practice includes defense of serious felony accusations, as well as DUI / DWI cases. He was honored by Best Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Before joining Monnat & Spurrier in 2015, O’Brien was a trial attorney with the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office. A graduate of Washburn University School of Law, O’Brien also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Emporia State University.

“Selection to Best Lawyers in America is based on reviews by legal peers who are in the best position to evaluate the professional conduct and capabilities of their colleagues,” said Monnat. “In a profession that’s often adversarial, the true honor for our firm is to receive such consistent, high regards from our peers.”