WICHITA, Kan. – Matthew Gorney has joined Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered as an associate attorney.

A Wichita native, Gorney is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts in Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013 where he earned certificates in both Advocacy Skills and Media, Law and Technology. Gorney simultaneously earned a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications after successfully defending his thesis: Social Media and Kansas Courtrooms: Assessing Kansas Supreme Court Rule 1001 and Exploring Possible Improvements. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University majoring in journalism with a minor in leadership studies.

While in law school, he served a year as an officer for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Gorney also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and later adjunct instructor for KU’s journalism school. He began practicing law in Wichita in 2014.

Founded in 1985 by litigator Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier, Monnat & Spurrier has built an international reputation for criminal defense and appellate defense. In addition to Monnat, Spurrier and Gorney, the firm includes two former prosecutors, Trevor Riddle and Sal Intagliata, and a legal research and writing specialist, Kathryn Stevenson.