Jonathan McConnell

McConnell Law Firm, P.A.
328 E. 1st Street North
Wichita, KS 67202
316-243-5903
www.JonathanWMcConnell.com


Jonathan W. McConnell was drawn to the legal profession out of a desire to help people. He feels that there is great honor in the work he does, especially in helping those who are in trouble or who have made a mistake. That’s why Jon fights tirelessly to represent each of his clients, leaving no stone unturned in the process.

The Wichita native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Wichita State University, then attended law school in Miami. Prior to starting his own firm, Jon worked as a Law Clerk for a judge in Broward County, Florida, as an Assistant District Attorney of Sedgwick County for Nola Foulston and then for a noted defense attorney.

Jon founded his own namesake law firm in 2014, quickly becoming well-known for his work vigorously defending clients with charges ranging from traffic violations to serious crimes. The practice was rebranded in 2017 as the McConnell Law Firm.

As a noted criminal defense attorney and the leader of our firm, Jon is known for his expert knowledge and unmatched tenacity. He describes his technique as aggressive and “outside the box,” utilizing a fresh and modern approach. Both the public and his peers have taken notice, consistently rating Jon at the top of the profession with the most prestigious legal directories: Avvo, The National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

Jon is a Scottish Rite Mason, an attorney for the Wichita Midian Shrine Temple and is actively involved with the Midwest Innocence Project, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. In honor of his mother, who passed away from a rare form of cancer, he is involved in many other community involvement activities.

Jon is married and resides in Wichita, the hometown he loves.

EDUCATION

Wichita State University | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude

Wichita State University | Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida | Juris Doctorate

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Kansas

United States District Court, District of Kansas

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

AWARDS & HONORS

National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40

Wichita Business Journal – 40 under 40

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man of the Year (1st Runner Up)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National College for DUI Defense

National Trial Lawyers – Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers – Criminal Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice – Criminal Law Section

American Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon)

FRATERNAL MEMBERSHIPS

Albert Pike Lodge #303 – Master Mason

Wichita Scottish Rite Temple – 32° Mason

Wichita Midian Shrine Temple – Noble & Temple Attorney

Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Gamma Omicron Chapter at the University of Kansas (Honor Initiate of Pledge Class)

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / SPEAKING APPEARANCES

Member of and volunteer for Hillside Christian Church | View Site

Hadley Middle School | Constitution Day Speaker

Curtis Middle School | Law Day Speaker

Board Member of the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics (ACSAA)

Member of the Rotary Club of East Wichita