Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered Attorney Jon McConnell Named to Wichita Business Journal’s Annual 40 Under 40 List

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Business Journal has named Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered attorney Jon McConnell among its 40 Under 40 honorees for 2013. Roughly 300 individuals were nominated for this year’s honor, according to Wichita Business Journal Publisher John Ek. The selection committee reviews professional achievements as well as community involvement. “We are extremely…

WSU Basketball Final Four Player Investigated for Sexual Assault

While a member of Wichita State’s Final Four Team is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, Dan Monnat offered legal commentary on the case for KAKE News.

“This has not been elevated to a criminal charge and the accused is presumed innocent. The State has to prove the alleged victim was incapable of consenting because of alcohol or drugs and that the victim’s lack of consent was apparent to the accused….”

New Kansas Supreme Court Opinion Cites Article by Dan Monnat and Paige Nichols

An article by Dan Monnat and Paige Nichols has been cited in a new opinion by the Kansas Supreme Court.

Justice Lee A. Johnson, writing for the Court in State of Kansas v. Lawson, referred to Monnat and Nichols’ work in The Loneliness of the Kansas Constitution, published in September 2010 by the Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, while discussing the Kansas Supreme Court’s authority to construe the Kansas constitution as more protective of individual rights than the federal constitution.

“I am pleased and honored that our article appears to have assisted the Court in its consideration of this important constitutional issue, and hope that our work will continue to be useful to the Court in the future,” said Monnat.

Police Dishonesty in the Courtroom: Dan Monnat’s Letter in the New York Times

Our system openly embraces certain police lies, such as undercover lies and lies to induce confessions. Given that officers also lie under oath, one has to wonder: Does the acceptance of lying in the field have a spillover effect into the courtroom… It may be time to question our reflexive assumption that these lies are “good” lies. If we can nudge the police toward a stronger culture of honesty in the field, then perhaps we can better rely on them to maintain honesty in the courtroom.

Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered Among Best Law Firms As Ranked by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers

“Best Law Firms” – a listing produced by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers – has ranked Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered among the Best Law Firms in this metropolitan region in four distinct categories:

• Appellate Practice
• Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation

“Best Law Firms” is one of U.S. News & World Report’s series of consumer guides that include rankings of hospitals, colleges, graduate schools, and more.

Dan Monnat Included In The Best Lawyers in America for 25th Year

“For a quarter of a century, it has been my great privilege to be included among this esteemed group of lawyers,” Monnat said. “Their unwavering dedication to the profession upholds the Constitution and ensures that American justice stands strong,” Monnat said.

Sal Intagliata Elected Vice President of Wichita Bar Association

Sal Intagliata has been elected Vice President of the Wichita Bar Association for the 2012-2013 term. The WBA has more than 1,300 attorneys and judges as members. Intagliata also sits on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) for the 2012-2014 term.

Dan Monnat Honored by Chambers USA 2012 as One of Kansas’ Most Notable Litigation Lawyers

Dan Monnat has been named by Chambers USA 2012 as one of Kansas’ most notable litigators in the areas of white-collar crime and government investigations. According to the publication’s editorial report, Monnat “enjoys a burgeoning reputation for his astute handling of white-collar criminal matters.” Chambers also describes Monnat as “very thorough and diligent in his research,…