WICHITA, Kansas — Braxton Eck has joined the criminal defense firm of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, as an associate attorney. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of clients accused in municipal, state and federal courts in Kansas.

A Maize, Kansas, native, Eck’s high school flair for extemporaneous speaking and policy debate spawned a passion to apply those skills in the courtroom. After becoming Kansas state champion of High School Debate and Forensics and a two-time national qualifier in the National Speech and Debate Association, Eck continued to hone his debating skills at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a minor in political science. He went on to study at Mississippi College School of Law, where he earned his juris doctorate degree.

“While still in law school, Braxton secured a coveted internship in the chambers of The Honorable Kenneth Gale, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court of Kansas,” said Dan Monnat. “In-depth legal research and reasoned courtroom debate are pillars of this firm. Braxton’s keen eye for research and his impressive skills as a speaker combine to make him an outstanding criminal defense attorney and ready to defend clients in all Kansas courts.”

Eck is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Celebrating its 38th 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, Spurrier, and Eck, the firm includes shareholder Sal Intagliata and associate Eli O’Brien.