WICHITA, Kan. – Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, as the “Wichita Best Lawyers Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. In each major market, only one lawyer in each high-profile legal specialty is honored as the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting lengthy peer-review surveys in which lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers for legal ability, integrity, pro bono service and achievement. The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high ratings in the surveys. In addition to his Lawyer of the Year designation for Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Monnat was also recognized in the fields of criminal defense and appellate defense.