WICHITA – A joint survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has awarded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, five “Best Law Firms” 2020 Rankings for the Wichita area in the sectors of General Practice Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and DUI/DWI Defense.

“We are always gratified by the comments and rankings attributed to us by these client and peer surveys,” said Dan Monnat. “Protecting the rights and liberties of our clients is our highest priority, and for us it’s the most crucial rank of all.”

“Best Law Firms” Rankings are based on a rigorous process that includes evaluations by clients who are asked to rank firms for their expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer others to the firm. Additionally, Best Lawyers conducts an independent analysis of each firm and surveys attorneys in similar practice areas to compile its final list of rankings.

Defense attorney Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier founded Monnat & Spurrier in 1985. The firm has gained an international reputation for its defense of such high-profile clients as late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller; the unfortunate innocent person whose home was mistakenly raided by police as being that of serial killer BTK; and most recently, the Western Kansas man wrongly accused of murdering a four-year-old child by cruelly beating or shaking her.

In addition to Monnat and Spurrier, the firm includes shareholders Trevor Riddle and Sal Intagliata, and associates Matt Gorney, Eli O’Brien and Sarah Ellen Johnson.