Eli M. O'Brien

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Wichita, Kansas

Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
Eli M. O'Brien
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI

Licensed in Kansas since: 2014

Education: Washburn University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered

200 W Douglas Ave
Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202 Phone: 316-264-2800 Email: Eli M. O'Brien Visit website


Mr. O’Brien grew up in the small rural Kansas community of Osage City, graduating from Osage City High School in 2004. From there, he attended classes at Butler Community College for two years while serving as a videographer for the Butler Grizzlies' nationally renowned football program.

After Butler, Mr. O’Brien transferred to Emporia State University where he majored in History, a discipline that honed the research skills necessary to serve his ultimate goal of being a criminal defense attorney. Mr. O'Brien graduated in 2009 and went to work in the private sector for two years before entering Washburn University School of Law in 2011. While at Washburn, he took several courses focusing on the practice of criminal law and competed as a member of one of Washburn’s trial teams in his third year of law school.

After graduation, Mr. O’Brien went to work for the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s office where he provided legal advice and trial counsel to indigent people accused of serious felony offenses. While there, he acquired impressive jury trial experience in cases accusing murder, aggravated assault, and rape. His jury trials have resulted in a number of acquittals.

His practice at Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, focuses on the defense of serious felony accusations. Mr. O’Brien is a 2019 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, Roger Williams School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island and was named to Missouri & Kansas' Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2021 - 2023. He has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America each year since 2021.  


First Admitted: 2014, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://monnat.com/eli-obrien/

Educational Background:
  • Emporia State University, B. S. in History, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, Graduate, 2019
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America 2021 - present, Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2021 - 2023, Super Lawyers, 2023

Office location for Eli M. O'Brien

200 W Douglas Ave
Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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