Jonathan McConnell

Jonathan W. McConnell Law Office

328 East 1st Street N.
Wichita, KS 67202

Jon McConnell was inspired to pursue law because of an inherent need to help others. His father is a pastor, and Jon knew at an early age that he would either follow in his father’s footsteps or become a defense attorney. However, Jon feels the most reward when he protects someone who is at the lowest point of their lives. They don’t have a friend in the world and have nowhere else to turn. Helping others brings out the best in Jon. In order to do the most good, Jon fulfilled his calling by becoming an attorney. Jon doesn’t pass judgment on people. His job is to protect clients when it seems that everyone else is against them.

Jon has a successful and proven track record as a defense attorney. He has taught criminal justice at WSU, served as an Assistant District Attorney under Nola Foulston, and successfully prosecuted the first passenger DUI case in the State of Kansas. Jon likes challenging situations, and uses aggressive and bold tactics to defend the rights of his clients. While he maintains some traditional norms of the legal field, Jon employs a fresh and modern approach to an ancient craft. Jon McConnell’s practice is located in the historic Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Wichita, KS. Please call our office for a free consultation, so we can review your case and start the conversation!

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
  • 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
  • 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 – Life Member
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon)
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys – Founding Member
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – Lifetime Member of the Legal Committee
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Honors and Achievements:
  • 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)
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys- Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in KS
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence – Premier 100
  • Rotary Foundation of Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellow
  • American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys – 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in KS
  • Three Best Rated – 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wichita KS
  • Kentucky Colonel – Commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky in 2015
  • Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best (2015-2016) 2 Years Client Satisfaction
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top Ten Attorney
  • AVVO – Superb Lawyer Rating
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation- Masonic Philanthropist
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys – Top 1%
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10%
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Top Ten Ranking
  • American Jurist Institute – Top Ten Attorneys
  • ESQ.500 – AJI Seal of Excellence
Speaking Engagements:

Hadley Middle School | Constitution Day Speaker

Curtis Middle School | Law Day Speaker

  • Beta Theta Pi- Delta Gamma Chapter (Fraternity) | Campus Life Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Delta Delta Delta- Phi Xi Chapter (Sorority) | Campus Life
  • Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI