Local Attorney Honored

For the eighth consecutive year, criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat of Wichita has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Kansas and Missouri…

Ex-Garden Plain Coach Seeks to Dismiss Child-Sex Charges

Defense attorney Dan Monnat is making the argument in a motion filed Thursday to dismiss the charges against Todd Puetz, who had been a winning high school coach and athletic director before being charged last November with electronic solicitation…

Doctor Pleads No Contest in Accident Where He Drove With Body On Car

Sarrafizadeh’s lawyer, Dan Monnat, maintained during the case that the doctor, who surrendered his medical license, suffered a stroke that morning and said that respected physicians “have regarded the evidence and the testing as sufficient…”

Garden Plain Coach Charged Today in Sex Case

After Monday’s court appearance, Monnat, Puetz’s defense attorney, gave this statement: “The charges today show why it is critical for the public to continue to honor the presumption of innocence that Todd Puetz is entitled to. Two weeks ago, according to publicity generated by law enforcement, Coach Puetz was accused of some kind of human trafficking or human slavery said to maybe even merit federal prosecution. That accusation has now disappeared altogether.

Attorney Defends Coach Arrested in Sting

“Todd Puetz is absolutely entitled to the presumption of innocence. He has been a pillar of his community as a coach, teacher, husband and father of seven children,” said Dan Monnat, whose Wichita law firm, Monnat and Spurrier, is representing Puetz.