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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense; White-Collar Criminal Defense; Appellate Defense; and Bet-the-Company Litigation.


Co-founder of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in 1985. Licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit); federal and states courts of Kansas and Nebraska; and the federal courts of Colorado, Missouri (W.D), and Michigan (E.D).

Professional Memberships

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


Sentencing, Probation and Collateral Consequences, a chapter of the Kansas Bar Association's Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th Ed.


Mr. Monnat has 40+ years of extensive litigation experience in high-profile, white-collar and complex criminal cases. A frequent author on criminal defense topics and nationwide lecturer whose programs include "Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu Strategies for the Courtroom." He is a graduate of 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. He was named one of the Top 10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2018.