Daniel E. Monnat

Daniel E. Monnat: Attorney with Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
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Appointed Member, Kansas Sentencing Commission, 2007-2012. Co-Author: "To Protect and Serve..and Lie? Why Even 'Good' Police Lies are Bad for Kansas Justice," Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, July 2012; "The Loneliness of the Kansas Constitution, Parts 1 and 2" Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, September 2010 and May 2011; "What to Do When the Jury is Out-But the Legal Questions Keep Rolling In," Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, November 2009; "Legal Prescriptions for Diagnosing Bias During Voir Dire in Kansas Criminal Cases," Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, July 2008; "Sidelining the Prosecutor in a Criminal Case," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, July 2007; "Unsealing Search Warrant Materials for Uncharged Clients," The Champion, July 2006; "Unraveling the Woolsack: How to Rescue or Reverse a Biased Kansas Judge," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, July 2006; "The Kid Gloves Are Off: Child Hearsay After Crawford v. Washington," The Champion, January/February 2006; "Hearsay Today, Gone Tomorrow: Child Hearsay after Crawford v. Washington," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, March 2005; "A Primer on the Federal Wiretap Act and Its Fourth Amendment Framework," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, March 2004; "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure You'll Want to Know About," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, May 2003; "Ain't Misbehaving'? Think Again - Identifying Ten Improper Prosecutorial Arguments in Criminal Cases," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, March 2001. Author: "Sentencing, Probation, and Collateral Consequences," Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, Kansas Bar Association, 2006; "Oh Give Me A Home, Where The Government Can't Roam"; Interpreting the Kansas Constitution to Protect "Open Fields" Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, November 1994; "Admissibility of Delayed Chemical Analysis to Establish Alcohol Influence," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, April 1982.

Mr. Monnat has been honored by Best Lawyers in America every year since 1990. He was named Best Lawyers' 2012 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar, and again as Best Lawyers' 2014 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: General Practice.

American College of Trial Lawyers; Litigation Counsel of America; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Kansas Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (58)

  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder, Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Federal Practice
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
316-264-2800  Phone
316-264-4785  Fax
University Attended:
California State University, San Francisco, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1976, Kansas and Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Wichita, Kansas, Nebraska and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member and Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2004); Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1992-1995); Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (Chair, Executive Committee, Criminal Law, 2000-); National Legal Aid and Defender Association; Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (Graduate).
Birth Information:
Wichita, Kansas, April 25, 1951
Reported Cases:
United States v. McIntosh, 124 F.3d 1330 (10th Cir. 1997); United States v. Lambert, 46 F.3d 1064 (10th Cir. 1995); United States v. Hall, 20 F.3d 1084 (10th Cir. 1994); United States v. Ochoa, 4 F. Supp. 2d 1007(D. Kan. 1998); Tiller v. Corrigan, 286 Kan. 30, 182 P.3d 719 (2008); Alpha Medical Clinic v. Anderson, 280 Kan. 903, 128 P.3d 364 (2006); State of Kansas v. Bunyard, 281 Kan. 392, 133 P.3d 14 (2006); State of Kansas v. Chappell, 26 Kan. App. 2d 275, 987 P.2d 1114 (1999); State of Kansas v. Epperson, 237 Kan. 707, 703 P.2d 761 (1985); State of Kansas v. Akins, 315 P.3d 868 (Kan. 2014).
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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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