WICHITA – Noted criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier Chartered, has been named to the Top 10 list of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2019. It is Monnat’s second year to be named among the prestigious Top 10. Before now he had been listed on the Top 100 list overall for 15 years.
Monnat has practiced in Wichita and across Kansas for nearly 45 years, concentrating on criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, appellate defense and bet-the-company litigation. His cases have attracted international attention, including the defense of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and defense of an innocent man wrongly accused of being the notorious BTK.
“I’m truly honored and humbled by this recognition from Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers,” Monnat said. “It has always been my great privilege to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend the rights of those accused,” Monnat said. “After nearly 45 years of practice, I remain as passionate as ever about winning each client’s case through a relentless combination of thought, action, courage and care.”
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.
A frequent national lecturer and editorial contributor on criminal defense topics, Monnat is the author of “Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences,” a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th edition.
Monnat & Spurrier was founded in 1985 by Monnat and legal scholar Stan Spurrier. The firm has seven lawyers and has earned a reputation for its work in criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense and appellate practice.