WICHITA, Kan. – The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America® has honored three attorneys from Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered:
Dan Monnat – recognized by Best Lawyers in America for the 30th consecutive year – was honored in four distinct legal sectors: Criminal Defense: General Practice; White Collar Criminal Defense; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Defense.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer, legal scholar and author, Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Association of Justice’ Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair. He has been designated a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and the Litigation Counsel of America.
Monnat has practiced in Wichita for more than 40 years. A graduate of California State University, Monnat holds a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
Sal Intagliata was honored for his work in the sectors of Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White Collar. His legal career includes 18 years as a private-practice criminal defense attorney and four years as a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division. His current practice includes litigation and appellate work on criminal, white-collar criminal, and DUI offenses in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Kansas.
Intagliata serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Subcommittee. He served on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2011-2017. Intagliata also has served as past Vice President of the Wichita Bar Association, past member of its Board of Governors, and as past Chair of its Criminal Practice Committee.
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 J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in May 1995. He also is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.
Trevor Riddle was honored in the Criminal Defense: General Practice sector. Riddle’s practice focuses on the defense of those accused of white collar crimes, violent crimes, drug offenses, and sex offenses. Since joining Monnat & Spurrier 10 years ago, Riddle has earned a statewide reputation for cross-examining forensic laboratory technicians, doctors, biomechanical engineers and other expert witnesses in high-profile cases. Riddle was the first attorney in Kansas to argue the admissibility of polygraph evidence under Kansas’ recently amended rules of evidence.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Riddle earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with an emphasis in the philosophy of science. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, Riddle clerked for the Douglas County Kansas District Attorney and, after law school, prosecuted and tried cases as an Assistant Butler County Attorney.
Riddle is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is a graduate of the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College sponsored by Stetson University College of Law. He also is a member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court and the Wichita Bar Association.
Inclusion on the Best Lawyers list is based on a confidential, nationwide peer survey that rates attorneys on professional competency, legal scholarship, pro bono service, and achievement.