Trevor Riddle spent his high school years in rural Oklahoma earning All-State credentials as an offensive tackle. He went on to Oklahoma State University, where he earned his degree in philosophy, with an emphasis in the philosophy of science. This unique meld of competitive instinct and philosophical scientific insight has become a cornerstone of Mr. Riddle’s defense practice.
Since joining Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, eight years ago, Mr. Riddle has fought for his clients by cross-examining forensic laboratory technicians, medical doctors and other expert witnesses. He has also advocated for his clients by the presentation of experts ranging from pathologists to biomechanical engineers. Mr. Riddle was also the first attorney in Kansas to argue the admissibility of polygraph evidence under Kansas’ recently amended rules of evidence.
Mr. Riddle earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005. While in law school Mr. Riddle clerked for the Douglas County Kansas District Attorney and, after law school, prosecuted and tried cases as an Assistant Butler County Attorney.
Mr. Riddle is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is a graduate of the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College sponsored by Stetson University College of Law.
Mr. Riddle also is a member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court and the Wichita Bar Association, where he serves as Criminal Practice Committee Chair.
Mr. Riddle has been honored by Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: General Practice from 2018 - 2021.
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2005||10/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Criminal Defense: General Practice||"Best Lawyers in America®"||2021|
|Criminal Defense: General Practice||Best Lawyers in America||2020|
|Criminal Defense: General Practice||Best Lawyers in America||2019|
|Criminal Defense: General Practice||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Shareholder||Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered||2008 - Present|
|Assistant County Attorney||Butler County Attorney's Office||2005 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Douglas County District Attorney||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wichita Bar Association||Criminal Practice Committee Chair||2017 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2016 - Present|
|Honorable Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Wichita Bar Association Bar-o-Meter||Criminal Practice Update - Embracing Technology||2020|
|University of Kansas||J.D.||2005|
|Oklahoma State University||B.A.||2001|
|Wichita Bar Association Criminal Practice Sector||Technology for Lawyers: Harnessing the Power of EverNote and OneNote||2019|
|National Polygraph Association Annual Meeting||The Polygraph and the Courts: Daubert and the Experts Role in Securing Admissibility||2016|
|State of Kansas v. Cunningham, No. 13 CR 29 (Ford County, Kan. Dist. Ct. Aug. 24, 2015)||Jury verdict of "not guilty" on all charges of first degree murder and child abuse|
|State v. Goetter, Pratt County, Kansas 13 CR 073||The defendant, charged with possession with intent to distribute 40 pounds of marijuana, was settled for a misdemeanor in the middle of a jury trial.|
|State of Kansas v. Miller, No. 11 CR 3192 (Sedgwick County, Kan. Dist. Ct. March 6, 2013)||Dismissed charge of electronic solicitation at conslusion of premliminary hearing. Jury verdict of "not guilty" on attempted criminal sodomy.|
|State of Kansas v. Gamino, 107,018 (unpublished) (Kan. App. 2012)||Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed trial judge's dismissal of aggravated intimidation of a witness charge for Fifth Amendment violations.|
|State of Kansas v. Gamino, No. 11 CR 262 (Finney County, Kan. Dist. Ct. October 2011)||Charge dismissed with prejudice.|
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