Matthew Gorney

Matthew Gorney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wichita, KS

Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
 | 200 W Douglas Ave, Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-264-2800
Fax: 316-264-4785
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew Gorney joined Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in July 2016 as an associate attorney forcusing on misdeameanor criminal cases. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gorney maintained a general law practice in Wichita where he gained experience litigating a varity of cases in both state and municipal courts. He is admitted to practice in Kansas, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Gorney has also has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell

Formerly a professional journalist, Mr. Gorney knows the value of listening to others' stories and possesses the skill to ask strategic questions that result from thorough reserach and a mastery of the subject.

A Wichita native, Mr. Gorney graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013 where he earned certificates in both Advocacy Skills and Media, Law and Technology. Mr. Gorney simultaneously earned a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications after successfully defending his thesis: Social Media and Kansas Courtrooms: Assessing Kansas Supreme Court Rule 1001 and Exploring Possible Improvements. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University majoring in Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies.

While in law school, Mr. gorney joined the American Bar Association's Law Student Division and served a year as one of the division's four national officers. Mr. Gorney also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and later adjunct instructor for KU's journalism school during his time in Lawrence.

Mr. Gorney also served on the board of directors for the Delta Chi Fraternity from 2012 to 2018, and is a former member of the board for Music Theatre of Wichita.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Matthew Gorney

Admitted: 2013, Kansas

Professional Webpage:


  • Presenter at Nuts and Bolts: Assimilating For the Summer, Certificate of Appreciation, Wichita Bar Association, 2017
  • 2018 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent status signifying highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards based on Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating process, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States bar, 2018
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit bar, 2017
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas bar, 2013
  • Admitted to the State of Kansas bar, 2013
  • Advocacy Certificate, University of Kansas School of Law, 2013, 2013
  • Media, Law, and Technology Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law, 2013, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Officers Board, 2016
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member - Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member - Kansas Bar Association; Member - Wichita Bar Association, 2016
  • Volunteer article writer for Wichita Bar Association monthly publication, The Barometer, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 2012-2016: Delta Chi Fraternity - Board of Directors, 2012
  • Music Theatre of Wichita - Past Board of Directors

  • Spoke to high school students about Constitutional rights for Wichita's Law Day, 2016
  • Spoke to Augusta Middle School students regarding issues with and possible legal consequences of taking drugs, 2017
  • Spoke to high school students about Constitutional rights and practicing criminal defense for Wichita's Law Day, 2017


  • Expungements of both felony and misdemeanor criminal records, 2017
  • Dismissal of two misdemeanor juvenile battery against a school employee cases;, 2017
  • Dismissal of multiple municipal domestic violence battery cases, 2017
  • Not guilty verdict in DUI-drugs case, 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Law Student Division, American Bar Association Awarded Silver Key Award for distinguished service in this position, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor Of Science, Journalism, Kansas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 2006
  • Master of Science, Journalism, University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 2013
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Kansas School of Law, 2013
  • Minor in Leadership Studies, Kansas State University, 2006
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Office Location for Matthew Gorney

200 W Douglas Ave
Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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