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Daniel E Monnat

Daniel E Monnat


Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
Wichita, KS
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Attorney Biography

Whether by obtaining a “not guilty” verdict for his white-collar client at the conclusion of the prosecutor’s opening statement, or by obtaining the same result at the conclusion of a three-week shaken-baby, first-degree murder trial, Dan Monnat has long been recognized as a creative trial and appellate criminal-defense lawyer.

For over 45 years Monnat has defended individuals and companies in high-stakes federal and state jury trials, appeals courts, regulatory proceedings, grand jury and other investigations with outstanding results. Twice, Monnat was named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Wichita, Kansas. In 2012, it was in the category of Criminal Defense-White Collar; in 2014, in the category of Criminal Defense-General Practice. Mr. Monnat has extensive experience and success in complex, lengthy jury trials charging such crimes as conspiracy, criminal bank fraud, money laundering and murder. See Notable Cases. His record of jury trials resulted in his becoming a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and his high-profile cases have been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and featured on CBS 48 Hours. See Dan Monnat's News.

As well, Mr. Monnat has represented individuals and companies in criminal investigations involving state and federal regulatory agencies including at least the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, the Kansas Securities Commission, the Kansas Department of Revenue and the federal SEC, DOD, USDA, HHS, OIG, DEA, ATF, ICE, DHS and IRS.

With his years of experience, Mr. Monnat is also frequently in demand to teach other lawyers at national legal conferences and to provide expert news commentary for national broadcasts, appearing on at least NBC’s The Today Show, CNN, CBS Morning NewsCBS 48 Hours, Fox News and Court TV.

Dan Monnat, has been listed as one of the “Top 100" lawyers in the Missouri-Kansas edition of Super Lawyers for more than 15 years, and named one of the “Top 10” lawyers in Missouri & Kansas every year since 2018. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for over 30 years.

Dan Monnat co-founded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in 1985. Mr. Monnat is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the federal and state courts of Kansas and Nebraska and the federal courts of Colorado, Missouri (W.D) and Michigan (E.D).


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (34%)
 
Marijuana Law (33%)
 
White Collar Crime (33%)

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Bar Licenses

Kansas State Bar
Kansas
Member in Good Standing
1976

Nebraska State Bar
Nebraska
Inactive Member
1976

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Work Experience

Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered - Shareholder
1985Present

Fisher & Monnat - Partner
19831985

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Education

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY
2001

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate Course, Dubois, WY
2000

Creighton University School of Law
Juris Doctorate
1976

California State University - San Francisco
Bachelor's Degree
1973

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Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2021

American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
2013

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
2010

Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2008

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
2002

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1996

Board of Editors and Criminal Law Chair
Kansas Association for Justice
2000

President 1992-1995,
Vice President 1991-1992
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Fellow
Kansas Bar Association

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Awards & Honors

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
2010

Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2008

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
2002

Fellow
American Bar Foundation
2018

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 (2005 - 2014 and 2016 - present)
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

Fellow
Kansas Bar Foundation

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 10
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2018 - present)

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2021

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Best Lawyers in America (1990 - present)
Best Lawyers

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Daniel E Monnat
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
200 W. Douglas, Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202
www.monnat.com
Office: 316-264-2800
Fax: 316-264-4785

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


American Board of Criminal Lawyers -

Founded in 1978, the ABCL is an invitation-only honorary society for many of the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.


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