(WICHITA, Kan.) – The annual joint survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has awarded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, with five “Best Law Firms 2023” metropolitan rankings in the sectors of:

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

“This recognition becomes more important to us every year because it stems directly from surveys of our clients and peers,” said Dan Monnat. “We appreciate the high praise from clients, and the sincere respect from our fellow lawyers in the bar.”

“Best Law Firms” rankings are compiled using evaluations by clients who are asked if they would refer others to the firm. Firms are ranked for their responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, and civility. Attorneys in similar practice areas are also surveyed, and overall rankings reflect this peer input, as

Celebrating its 37 th year, Monnat & Spurrier was founded by criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. The firm has gained a reputation for its successful 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 associates Eli O’Brien, Alex Sheppard and Tristan Johnson.