Criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been recognized again on the Top 100 List of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2023. He has been among the overall Top 100 of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 18 years.
Practicing in Kansas and Nebraska for more than 45 years, Monnat has focused on high-profile criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, appellate defense and bet-the-company litigation. His cases have attracted international media attention, including the defense and acquittal of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, the defense of an innocent man wrongly accused of being the notorious BTK, and acquittals and exonerations of his clients in shaken baby murder and other murder, sex and white-collar prosecutions.
“The Top 100 attorneys across Missouri and Kansas represent the best of the best — not only in criminal defense — but in every other practice area of law,” said Monnat. “I am honored to be included among this tremendous group of lawyers and particularly proud to stand with those in criminal defense who work to ensure the Constitutional rights of the accused are protected in all our courts.”
A graduate of California State University, Monnat earned a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
Monnat is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation, and the Kansas Bar Foundation. He is a Life Member and past Board Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Monnat also currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair.
A frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics, Monnat is the co-author of “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th edition.