WICHITA, Kan. – Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered’s Dan Monnat, Trevor Riddle and Sal Intagliata have each been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Edition.
Dan Monnat, who has been honored by the publication for 32 consecutive years, was named to the Best Lawyers list in four distinct practice areas: Criminal Defense-General Practice; Criminal Defense-White Collar; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Practice.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer, lecturer and author, Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers’ Association’s 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, the American Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.
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.
Trevor Riddle earned his third consecutive listing in Best Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense: General Practice. A shareholder at Monnat & Spurrier who has practiced for nearly 15 years, Riddle has earned a statewide reputation for handling scientific witnesses such as forensic laboratory technicians, doctors, biomechanical engineers and other experts. He was the first attorney in Kansas to argue the admissibility of polygraph evidence under Kansas’ amended rules of evidence. Riddle’s practice focuses on the defense of those accused of white collar crimes, violent crimes, drug offenses, and sex offenses.
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.
Sal Intagliata earned his fifth consecutive listing in Best Lawyers in three individual practice areas: Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; and DUI/DWI Defense. His career includes 18 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. A shareholder in Monnat & Spurrier, Intagliata’s practice focuses on criminal, white-collar criminal, and appeals in federal and state courts throughout Kansas.
Intagliata currently serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Subcommittee. Intagliata also accepted an invitation by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss of the Kansas Supreme Court to be on the Ad Hoc Pretrial Justice Task Force, created by the Kansas Supreme Court. He previously served as Vice President of the Wichita Bar Association and as a member of its Board of Governors, and on two separate occasions has served as Chair of the Association’s Criminal Practice Committee. Intagliata also served two terms on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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. Intagliata is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.
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.