WICHITA  – Tristan Johnson has joined Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered as an associate attorney. His primary practice will focus on the defense of criminal cases including DUIs and drug offenses.

A graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law, Tristan began working at the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office as an undergraduate student majoring in legal studies. By the time of his law school graduation earlier this year, he had received four years of prosecution experience, transitioning from Law Clerk to Licensed Prosecuting Intern, and handling multiple traffic and misdemeanor trials.

“Every great defense lawyer is quick on his feet and fiercely competitive in his field of practice, and Tristan Johnson is no exception,” said firm president Dan Monnat. “He played baseball at Allen County Community College on athletic and academic scholarships, where he was a Baseball Academic All-American and developed a keen desire to study law and join a team of lawyers like those at Monnat & Spurrier. We’re thrilled to have him in our firm’s line-up of criminal defense attorneys.”

While in law school, Johnson was a member of Washburn’s Litigation Law Clinic, helping make a difference in the community by providing representation in various matters to those who would have been otherwise unable to afford it.

With a keen talent for competition, coaching and mentorship, Johnson also operated his own youth baseball instruction business for four years, encouraging young players and building sportsmanship in his community.

Johnson is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, and Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Founded in 1985 by litigator Dan Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier, the firm of Monnat & Spurrier has built a national reputation for criminal defense and appellate defense, computer crimes defense, and white-collar criminal defense. In addition to Monnat, Spurrier, and Johnson, the firm includes attorney and shareholder Sal Intagliata, and associate attorneys Eli O’Brien and Alex Sheppard.