Formerly a professional journalist, Mr. Gorney knows the value of listening to others’ stories and possesses the skill to ask strategic questions based on thorough research and mastery of the subject matter. He joined Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered’s criminal defense team in 2016.
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 is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.