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Daniel E Monnat

Daniel E Monnat


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

About Daniel E Monnat

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 a decade, and named one of the “Top 10” lawyers in Missouri & Kansas for 2018, 2019 and 2020. 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%)

Résumé - Daniel E Monnat

Bar Licenses

Kansas
Member in Good Standing
1976

Nebraska
Inactive Member
1976

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Work Experience

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

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

Fellow
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
2013

Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
2010

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2008

Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
2002

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

Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1996

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

Fellow
Kansas Bar Association

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Awards & Recognitions

Fellow
American Bar Foundation
2018

Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
2010

Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
2008

Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
2002

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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Contact Daniel E Monnat

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

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