WICHITA, Kan. – Best Lawyers in America® has named Sal Intagliata, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, Wichita’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar.

Inclusion on the Best Lawyers list is based on a confidential, nationwide peer survey that rates attorneys on professional competency, legal scholarship, pro bono service, and professional achievement.

“I am proud of my profession, and I consider it an honor to be recognized by my peers for my work,” Intagliata said.

Intagliata’s career includes 17 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 Division from 2005-2009.

Intagliata was named a shareholder of Monnat & Spurrier in 2016. His practice focuses on criminal, white-collar criminal, and appeals in federal and state courts throughout Kansas. He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble.

Intagliata currently serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Subcommittee. He previously served as Vice President of the Wichita Bar Association and as a member of its Board of Governors, and on two separate occasions he served as the Chair of the Association’s Criminal Practice Committee. Intagliata also served two terms on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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 J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in May 1995. Intagliata is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.

Founded in 1985, Monnat & Spurrier is one of the state’s premier firms in the sectors of criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, and appellate practice. The firm has seven attorneys.