WICHITA, Kan. – “Best Law Firms” – a listing produced by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers – has awarded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered with metropolitan first-tier rankings in two practice areas: Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar; and Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation. “Best Law Firms” is the latest in U.S. News’ series of consumer guides that include rankings of hospitals, colleges, graduate schools, and more. U.S. News teamed with Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, to rank each practice area by tiers. In surveys, law firm clients and leading lawyers were asked what factors they considered vital for clients who hire firms, and for lawyers who choose firms to refer legal matters to.