Dan Monnat, one of the Wichita area’s most noted criminal defense attorneys, has been named a top-10 Super Lawyer for 2019 in Kansas and Missouri by the national ratings service.

It’s the second top 10 for Monnat, who has practiced 45 years and lists successful defenses for abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and a man wrongfully accused of being the serial killer known as BTK.

“I’m truly honored and humbled by this recognition from Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers,” Monnat said in a statement. “It has always been my great privilege to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend the rights of those accused. After nearly 45 years of practice, I remain as passionate as ever about winning each client’s case through a relentless combination of thought, action, courage and care.”

Monnat is a member of the board of editors for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and its the KTLA’s criminal law chair. He’s also a frequent lecturer nationally on criminal defense issues.