WICHITA, Kansas – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers has named two Monnat & Spurrier,
Chartered, attorneys to its esteemed list for 2020. Sal Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for
the seventh consecutive year, and Matt Gorney earned recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising
Stars” for the third consecutive year.
Only 5 percent of eligible attorneys are selected for the overall Super Lawyers list. Only 2.5 percent of
eligible attorneys are honored among the Rising Stars list, which includes only those attorneys under
40 years of age.
Sal Intagliata is a shareholder in the firm and has practiced law for 25 years His career includes 21
years as a distinguished criminal defense attorney in private practice, as well as four years as a
Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted cases in the Gangs/Violent Crimes
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, as well as a past member of its Board of Governors and past chair of its Criminal Practice
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
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.
Gorney is a past Board Member of both Music Theatre of Wichita and the Delta Chi Fraternity.
Monnat & Spurrier celebrates its 35 th anniversary this year. The firm was founded in 1985 by Monnat
and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. Today the firm has six lawyers and has earned a reputation for its work
in criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense and criminal appeals.