WICHITA, Kan. – For the ninth consecutive year, criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Kansas and Missouri by the magazine, “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – 2013.”  Only 5 percent of all attorneys in Missouri and Kansas are included in Super Lawyers, making selection to the Top 100 the most elite of this exclusive legal group.

“The Top 100 is a pre-eminent group of attorneys that includes all areas of legal practice.  I’m honored and humbled to be ranked among them,” Monnat said.

Monnat has practiced in Wichita for more than 36 years.  A graduate of California State University, Monnat holds a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Association for Justice’ Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair.  He has also been designated a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

Monnat is a Life Member and past Board Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and is a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics, Monnat authored “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 4th edition.