WICHITA, Kansas – The 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list has honored three Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered attorneys:
Dan Monnat has practiced in Wichita for more than 40 years, concentrating on criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, and appellate defense. A graduate of California State University, Monnat earned a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
Monnat currently sits on the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Editors and is the Criminal Law Chair. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He is a Life Member and past Board Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as a two-term past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Sal Intagliata has practiced law more than 20 years, including 19 years in private practice and 4 years as Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting crimes in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division. His practice focuses on criminal, white-collar criminal, and DUI offenses, as well as appeals in federal, state and municipal courts throughout Kansas.
Intagliata serves on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Subcommittee and 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 joined Monnat & Spurrier as an associate in 2016 and was named for the first time this year to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” list. 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 a year 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 serves on the board of directors for both the Delta Chi Fraternity and Music Theatre Wichita.