WICHITA – A joint survey released today by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers awards Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, five “Best Law Firms 2021” rankings for:

  • General Practice Criminal Defense
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation

“This year our firm celebrates 35 years of protecting the rights and liberties of those accused,” said Dan Monnat. “We are gratified by the honors bestowed on our firm and our attorneys, but we continue to believe the greatest honor of all lies in serving clients all across Kansas.”

“Best Law Firms” rankings are compiled using evaluations by clients who are asked to rank firms on criteria including responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether the client would refer others to the firm. Best Lawyers also conducts an independent analysis of each firm and surveys attorneys in similar practice areas.

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 and Eli O’Brien.