WICHITA – Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, attorneys Sal Intagliata and Eli O’Brien have been named to the esteemed list of 2022 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for the ninth consecutive year, while O’Brien earned recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” for the second straight year.
Only 5 percent of eligible attorneys are selected for the exclusive Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers Rising Stars include only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys who are under 40.
Sal Intagliata is a shareholder in the firm and has practiced law for more than 27 years. His career includes 23 years as a distinguished criminal defense attorney in private practice and four years as a Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division.
Intagliata serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee and the Kansas Supreme Court Pretrial Justice Task Force. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A past vice president of the Wichita Bar Association, he is also a past member of its Board of Governors and past chair of its Criminal Practice Division.
Intagliata earned his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Kansas, graduating with dual majors in political science and Spanish. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.
Eli O’Brien has been an associate with the firm since 2017, defending serious felony accusations and DUI/DWI cases.
Prior to joining the firm, O’Brien was a trial attorney with the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office. Over the years as a public defender and private practice defense attorney, his jury trials have resulted in multiple acquittals.
A graduate of Washburn University School of Law and the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, O’Brien also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Emporia State University.