WICHITA, Kan. — Four Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, attorneys have been honored by Best Lawyers in America® 2024, including firm President Dan Monnat, who was named to the list of legal luminaries for the 36th consecutive year.
Dan Monnat has practiced throughout Kansas and the United States for more than 47 years, defending individuals and companies in high-stakes jury trials, federal and state appellate courts, regulatory proceedings, grand jury, and other governmental investigations. Having first been named to the Best Lawyers in America list in 1989, Monnat makes his 36th consecutive appearance on the list, this year recognized for his work in: Criminal Defense-General Practice; Criminal Defense-White Collar; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Practice.
A prolific author and lecturer on criminal defense topics, Monnat is a graduate of California State University, with a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
Sal Intagliata makes his ninth consecutive appearance on Best Lawyers list, in the areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and DUI / DWI Defense. A shareholder at Monnat & Spurrier, his career includes 24 years as a distinguished criminal defense attorney in private practice, as well as four years as a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division.
An alumni of the University of Kansas, Intagliata earned his 1992 bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in Spanish and political science. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1995.
Stan Spurrier, a noted legal scholar who co-founded the firm with Monnat in 1985, was recognized in the areas of: Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Criminal Defense: White-Collar.
Spurrier earned his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.
Eli O’Brien is an associate attorney whose primary practice includes defense of serious felony accusations, as well as DUI / DWI cases. He was honored by Best Lawyers this year in three separate practice areas: Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; and DUI / DWI Defense.
Before joining Monnat & Spurrier in 2015, O’Brien was a trial attorney with the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office. A graduate of Washburn University School of Law, O’Brien also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Emporia State University.