WICHITA, Kan. – Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, has been named by Chambers USA 2015 as one of Kansas’ top litigators in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations. The publication, which conducts independent surveys of both lawyers and their clients, says Monnat “continues to impress market observers with his talents in the white-collar criminal defense sphere.”
Chambers further states about Monnat, “Sources say, ‘When you think of criminal defense, he’s the one you think of. If I was in trouble, I’d go to him.’” Chambers USA bases its lawyer rankings on legal ability, client service, business acumen, diligence, and professional conduct.
Monnat has practiced criminal law, white-collar criminal law and appellate law in Wichita for 39 years. A graduate of California State University, Monnat received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. He also is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
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, 4th edition. He was a member of the Kansas Sentencing Commission from 2007 – 2011 as the Governor’s appointee.
Monnat has earned distinction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America and the Kansas Bar Foundation. He currently sits on the Kansas Association of Justice’s Board of Editors.
Monnat is a member of the National Trial Lawyers and served as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors from 1996 – 2004. He is a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.