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Salvatore D. Intagliata

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 Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in Kansas Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Sal Intagliata is a Shareholder in Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, and brings an impressive criminal law background to the firm. Throughout his private practice, Mr. Intagliata has focused almost exclusively on representing persons accused of criminal, white collar, and DUI offenses in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Kansas and before their appellate courts. As a former assistant district attorney (2005-2009), Mr. Intagliata prosecuted in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division. His successful cases include: homicide; violent crimes; sex offenses; property crimes; narcotics distribution/possession; firearms; financial crimes; DUI. Wichita Bar Association Vice President (2012-2013) and former Board of Governors (two terms); Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Subcommittee; Board of Governors, KACDL. University of Kansas: B.A., Spanish and political science, Honors/Distinction, 1992; J.D., 1995.

About Salvatore D. Intagliata

First Admitted: 1995

Professional Webpage: https://www.monnat.com/sal-intagliata/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Wichita Bar Association - Vice President, 2012 - 2013; Board of Governors, 2007 - 2009; Criminal Practice Committee Chair, 2006 - 2008; Criminal Practice Committee Member since 1996. 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member since 1996
  • Kansas Bar Association - Member
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Governors, 2011 - 2017. Member since 1996.
  • Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee - Member
  • Pre-Trial Justice Task Force, commissioned by the Kansas Supreme Court - Member since 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2011 - 2014

Verdicts/Settlements

  • State of Kansas v.  Chappell, 26 Kan. App. 2d 275, 987 P.2d 1114 (1999): Kansas Court of Appeals reversed client’s convictions of aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy based on trial judge’s and prosecutor’s improper comments regarding the child witness’s ability to tell the truth., 1999
  • State of Kansas v. Holton, No. 09 CR 3560 (Sedgwick County, Kan., Dist. Ct. Dec. 1, 2010): Trial judge suppressed client’s alleged murder confession and other evidence—including alleged murder weapon and victim’s property—after finding that police illegally arrested client., 2010
  • State of Kansas v. Roberts, No. 10 CR 1343 (Saline County, Kan. Dist. Ct. 2011): Trial judge in State drug case dismissed case alleging two counts of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of no drug tax stamp, felony, at the conclusion of preliminary hearing., 2011
  • State of Kansas v. Mosier, No. 12 CR 468 (Reno County, Kan., Dist. Ct. January 9, 2014): Court dismissed breach of privacy allegation prior to jury trial on defendant's motion; client found not guilty by jury of rape and lesser included attempted rape; client only convicted by jury of lesser offense of aggravated sexual battery.
  • State of Kansas v. Ralstin, No. 10 CR 43 (Kiowa County, Kan., Dist. Ct. July 21, 2011): Jury verdict of “not guilty” on charge of first-degree, premeditated murder, thwarting prosecutor’s plan to seek client’s imprisonment for 50 years to life; jury convicted client only of lesser offense of second-degree murder, reducing client’s sentencing exposure by decades., 2011
  • United States v. Poulos, Kan. 1997): United States Parole Commission declined to extend federal special parole, and granted request to terminate client’s parole.
  • United States v. Jones, No. 6:01-CR-10004 (D. Kan. Nov. 14, 2001): Trial judge found client “not guilty” of being a felon in possession of ammunition, overturning jury’s guilty verdict., 2001
  • City of Wichita v. Trevino, No. 10 CM 000418 (Wichita, Kan., Mun. Ct. Aug. 17, 2010): Trial judge dismissed prostitution-related charges after prosecutor failed to comply with discovery request., 2010
  • State of Kansas v. Shanklin, No. 98 CR 108 (Sedgwick County, Kan., Dist. Ct July 23, 1998): Jury verdict of ”not guilty” on charges of first-degree murder and other crimes arising from a drive-by shooting. 
  • City of Newton v. Doe, 10 N 1358 (Newton, Kan., Mun. Ct. Jan. 27, 2011): Trial judge suppressed all evidence of driving under the influence of alcohol; criminal case dismissed with prejudice; driver’s-license suspension dismissed, and client’s driving privileges restored, 2011
  • State of Kansas v. Mosier, No. 12 CR 468 (Reno County, Kan., Dist. Ct. January 9, 2014): Court dismissed breach of privacy allegation prior to jury trial on defendant's motion; client found not guilty by jury of rape and lesser included attempted rape; client only convicted by jury of lesser offense of aggravated sexual battery., 2014

Educational Background

  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, 2002
  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Kansas (BA in Spanish and Political Science; Graduated with Distinction), 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Moderated by Kansas Court of Appeals Chief Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, for the KBA Criminal Justice Virtual CLE Conference, Panelist, Pretrial Justice: “What? We Have to Release Everybody Now?” , Wichita Bar Association, 2021
  • An all-star panel presented for the Wichita Bar Association, Panelist , Trial Tips and Tricks, Wichita Bar Association, 2019
  • Presentation before Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Presenter, Weight For It, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - 2016 - 2022, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Listed Lawyer 2014 - 2021, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: White Collar - Wichita, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: General Practice - Wichita, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement. Honored for Criminal Defense Litigation, 2017
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Office Location for Salvatore D. Intagliata

200 W Douglas Ave
Suite 830
Wichita, KS 67202

Last Updated: 7/5/2021

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