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 News, CBS 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).