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Daniel E Monnat

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

Whether by obtaining an acquittal of his white-collar client at the conclusion of the prosecutor's opening statement, or proving that the drug dog's sensitive nose has been kicked by a horse, during the past 37 years, Dan Monnat has been recognized as a creative trial and appellate criminal-defense lawyer. He co-founded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in 1985 (www.monnat.com) Mr. Monnat is lice... read more »

Biography

Whether by obtaining an acquittal of his white-collar client at the conclusion of the prosecutor's opening statement, or proving that the drug dog's sensitive nose has been kicked by a horse, during the past 37 years, Dan Monnat has been recognized as a creative trial and appellate criminal-defense lawyer.

He co-founded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in 1985 (www.monnat.com)

Mr. Monnat is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the federal and state courts in Kansas.

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

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense34.00%
Marijuana Defense33.00%
White Collar Crime33.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Kansas Member in Good Standing 1976
Nebraska Inactive Member 1976

Work Experience

Position Duration
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered - Shareholder 1985 – present
Fisher & Monnat - Partner 19831985

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
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 English Bachelor's Degree 1973

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Fellow American Board of Criminal Lawyers 2013 – present
Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 2010 – present
Fellow Litigation Counsel of America 2008 – present
Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers 2002 – present
Board of Editors and Criminal Law Chair Kansas Association for Justice 2000 – present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1996 – present
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 1993 – present
President 1992-1995,
Vice President 1991-1992
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Fellow Kansas Bar Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2018
Fellow American Bar Association 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 ---
Best Lawyers in America (1990 - present) Best Lawyers ---
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Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Crouching Tiger, Hiddenn Dragon: Kung Fu Strategies for Criminal Defense 31st Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar 2018
Voir Dire VooDoo in teh Trials of the Taboo: Winning in the Beginning of Jury Trials with Claimed Vulnerable Victims NACDL's 2017 Midwinter Meeting 2017
Defending the Accused before the Jury: Basics and Beyond American Colege of Trial Lawyers and Wichita Bar Association 2015
Trial Lawyers: Why We Do What We Do Kansas Association of Justice Annual Meeting 2014
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu Strategies for the Courtroom Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting and Joint Judicial Conference 2011
High Profile Cases and the Unpopular Client Southwest Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting 2010
Lessons in Life and Litigation from the Tragic Acquittal of Dr. George R. Tiller NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar 2010
The High Profile Case and the Unpopular Client Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association 2009
Putting on Your Own Dog and Pony Show NORML Legal Seminar - Aspen, CO 2008
Oops! He Did It Again: The Britney Spears Defense in the case of the Untruthful Child Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall CLE 2008
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu for Trial Kansas Women Attorneys Association Conference 2008
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu For Trial Public Defender Las Vegas Retreat 2008
Cornering the Coroner and Other Prosecution Experts Under Crawford Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall CLE 2007
Did Fido Really Alert? The Dog and Pony Show Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association 2007
Drug Dog Dilemmas South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE 2006
The Kid Gloves are Off: Child Hearsay After Crawford v Washington Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting 2006
Oops, I Did it Again: Sexual Abuse and the Britney Spears Defense Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association 2004

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Publications and Articles

From Cover to Content: Ten 21st Century Tips for Effective Appellate Briefing

Published August 2017

Publisher: NACDL The Champion

Technology for Litigators: Pointing and Clicking Our Way Through Trial

Published November 2015

Publisher: Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice

Why Criminal Defense Lawyers Love Their Work (And You Should Too)

Published July 2013

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

To Protect and Serve...and Lie?

Published July 2012

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

Why Even "Good" Police Lies are Bad for Kansas Justice

The Loneliness of the Kansas Constitution Part II

Published May 2011

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

How to Free a

Published December 2010

Publisher: The Champion - NACDL

The Loneliness of the Kansas Constitution Part I

Published September 2010

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

What to Do When the Jury is Out But the Legal Questions Keep Rolling In

Published November 2009

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

Legal Prescriptions for Diagnosing Bias Duirng Voir Dire in Kansas Criminal Cases

Published July 2008

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

Sidelining the Prosecutor in a Criminal Case

Published July 2007

Publisher: Kansas Association for Justice Journal

Unsealing Search Warrants for Uncharged Clients

Published July 2006

Publisher: The Champion - NACDL

Unraveling the Woolsack: How to Recuse or Reverse a Biased Kansas Judge

Published July 2006

Publisher: Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal

The Kid Gloves are Off: Child Hearsay After Crawford v. Washington

Published January 2006

Publisher: The Champion - NACDL

Sentencing, Probation and Expungement

Published 2006

Publisher: Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, Chapter 13

A Primer on the Federal Wiretap Act and its Fourth Amendment Framework

Published March 2004

Publisher: Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure You'll Want to Know About

Published May 2003

Publisher: Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal

Ain't Misbehavin'? Think Again. Identifying Ten Improper Prosecutorial Arguments in Criminal Cases

Published March 2001

Publisher: Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal