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Dan Monnat

Monnat & Spurrier - Wichita

Dan Monnat - Monnat & Spurrier
  • 200 W. Douglas
  • Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • KS 67202

Profile submitted by Dan Monnat

Practice Areas

Defense trial lawyer and appellate counselor in criminal law, white-collar criminal law, and governmental investigations. Federal Court Admissions: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit); U.S. District Courts of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri (W.D.), and Michigan (E.D.). State Court Admissions: Kansas and Nebraska.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers; Past Board Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Past President, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Mr. Monnat has 42 years of extensive litigation experience in high-profile, white-collar, and complex criminal cases. Founded Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in 1985. Frequent author on criminal defense topics. Nationwide lecturer whose topics include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu Strategies for the Courtroom.


Has co-authored Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences, a chapter of the 'Kansas Bar Association’s Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th edition', 2016. He co-authored From Cover to Content: Ten 21st Century Tips for Effective Appellate Briefing, 'NACDL The Champion', August 2017; How to Free A Guilty Client by Arguing Entrapment by Estoppel, 'NACDL The Champion', December 2010, as well as Unsealing Search Warrant Materials for Uncharged Clients, 'NACDL The Champion', July 2006.


California State University, San Francisco, B.A., cum laude; Creighton University School of Law, J.D.; Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and Graduate Course I.