WICHITA, Kansas – Noted criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been named to the Top 10 list of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2020. It is Monnat’s third consecutive year to be named among the prestigious Top 10. He has been listed on the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers’ Top 100 list overall for 15 years.
Monnat has practiced in Wichita and across Kansas and Nebraska for 45 years, concentrating on criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, appellate defense and bet-the-company litigation. His cases have attracted international attention, including the defense and acquittal of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and the defense of an innocent man wrongly accused of being the notorious BTK.
“Across all practice areas, there are many stellar attorneys in the Midwest,” Monnat said. “I’m truly honored to be listed among the Top 10 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas. After 45 years of practice, it continues to be my greatest privilege to protect and defend the rights of those accused.”
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 currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. 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.
A frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics, Monnat is the author of “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th edition.
Monnat & Spurrier celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The firm was founded in 1985 by Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. Today the firm has six lawyers and has earned a reputation for its work in all sectors of criminal defense and criminal appeals.