WICHITA, Kansas – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers has named two Monnat & Spurrier Chartered,
attorneys to its esteemed list for 2019. Sal Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for the sixth
consecutive year, and Matt Gorney earned recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” for
the second consecutive year.
Sal Intagliata is a shareholder in the firm and has practiced law nearly 25 years, including 20 years in
private practice and 4 years as Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting crimes in the
Gangs/Violent Crimes Division. His practice at Monnat & Spurrier focuses on criminal, white-collar
criminal, and DUI defense. He is licensed to practice before federal, state and municipal courts
throughout Kansas, as well as before the U.S. 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States
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. He is a past vice president of the Wichita Bar
Association, 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.
Matt Gorney is an associate with the firm whose practice includes criminal defense, DUI defense and
appellate work. He is licensed to practice before federal, state and municipal courts in Kansas, as well
as before the U.S. 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Formerly a professional journalist, Gorney graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in
2013 where he earned certificates in both Advocacy Skills and Media, Law and Technology. He
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 a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University majoring in journalism
with a minor in Leadership Studies.
While in law school, Gorney joined the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division and served
as one of the division’s four national officers. Gorney also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and
later adjunct instructor for KU’s journalism school during his time in Lawrence.
Gorney is a past Board Member of both Music Theatre of Wichita and the Delta Chi Fraternity.