WICHITA, Kan. – For the eighth consecutive year, criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Kansas and Missouri by the magazine, “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – 2012.”  Only 5 percent of all attorneys in Missouri and Kansas are listed in Super Lawyers, making selection to the Top 100 the most elite of this exclusive list.

“The Top 100 is the pre-eminent group of lawyers in the Midwest and I’m honored to be recognized among them,” Monnat said.

Monnat has practiced in Wichita for more than 35 years.  A graduate of California State University, Monnat received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

Chosen in 2002 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 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, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial 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.

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