Dan Monnat Named to Missouri & Kansas Top 10 and Top 100 Super Lawyers List; Sal Intagliata and Matt Gorney Also Recognized

Firm President Dan Monnat earned a ranking on both of Super Lawyers’ elite “Top 10” and “Top 100” lawyers in Kansas and Missouri. It is Monnat’s first appearance on the Top 10 list and his 13th appearance on the Top 100 list. Firm Shareholder Sal Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year, while Associate Matt Gorney earned first-time recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars”.

Supreme Court forms task force to examine pretrial detention practices

Firm shareholder Sal Intagliata has been appointed by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to the Kansas Supreme Court ad hoc Pretrial Justice Task Force. The task force consists of 15 selected members, including judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors, court services and community corrections officers. Its charge over the next 18 months is to examine and report on current pretrial detention and bond practices for those accused and awaiting trial in Kansas district courts and compare the process in Kansas with other jurisdictions for potential improvements and alternatives to incarceration for those awaiting trial.

Sal Intagliata Named Wichita “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America 2019 for White Collar Criminal Defense

WICHITA, Kan. – Best Lawyers in America® 2019 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.

Former Victoria teacher sentenced to probation for sex offense

A former teacher and coach at Victoria Junior/Senior High School was sentenced in Ellis County District Court to three years of probation for sexual battery of a 14-year-old student. Defense attorney Sal Intagliata said Jordan Ottley did not know he had bipolar disorder and had been given medication for anxiety. This led to him having a manic episode, during which the crime occurred. Intagliata called Ottley’s behavior as uncharacteristic.

Best Lawyers in America® 2018 honors three from Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered

Dan Monnat – recognized by Best Lawyers in America for the 30th consecutive year – was honored in four distinct legal sectors: Criminal Defense: General Practice; White Collar Criminal Defense; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Defense. Sal Intagliata was honored for his work in the sectors of Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Trevor Riddle was honored in the Criminal Defense: General Practice sector.

Dan Monnat and Sal Intagliata Receive Lifetime Achivement From America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Firm President Dan Monnat received the designation in the practice areas of Appellate Law, Criminal Defense Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense. Firm Shareholder Sal Intagliata received his designation in the area of Criminal Defense Litigation. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the U.S. will receive this honor in any single practice area.

Man gets just under six years in prison for 2015 double killing

A Sedgwick County judge last week sent a 23-year-old man to prison for just under six years for shooting three people he thought were trying to collect drug money from him. Ray’s defense attorney, Sal Intagliata…said Ray fired at the three men because he feared they were after him for money, drugs, revenge or his life… Prosecutors had asked the judge to order Ray serve about 4 1/2 years more time than he was given…

Former Halstead police chief enters no contest plea in theft case

Halstead’s former police chief entered a no contest plea Tuesday afternoon to two misdemeanors involving the theft of ammunition from the city. “After almost 38 years as a law enforcement officer, it is unfortunate that Mr. Lewis’ career concluded in this fashion,” attorney Sal Intagliata said. “But Mr. Lewis didn’t want continued media coverage on… his family…so he thought this was … the most appropriate way to resolve this.”