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…
Litigation Commentary & Review, a publication of the Litigation Counsel of America, has republished Dan Monnat and Paige A. Nichols’ legal review of the ways in which police lies are accepted within the Kansas justice system…
“Prisoners have First Amendment rights to access information that is not contrary to prison security or objectives,” Wichita criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat said. “A law can’t delegate administration of those first amendment freedoms to the discretion of victims’ families.”
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…
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…”
By Dan Monnat and Paige Nichols, published in The Champion, December, 2010.
By Dan Monnat and Paige Nichols, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, May 2011.
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.
“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.
“Todd Puetz is absolutely entitled to the presumption of innocence. He has long been a highly respected member of his community, as a teacher, coach, husband, and father of seven children,” Monnat said. “We ask the public hold their judgement while we continue our investigation in to these accusations.”