Jon is a life-long resident of Missouri, having grown up in St. Louis, then attending undergraduate school at Mizzou and finally receiving his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jon now resides in Kansas City where he has practiced law his entire career. Jon has always had a passion for criminal defense work - a passion that he brings to each and every case. While in law school, Jon worked for a law firm specializing in complex criminal litigation, and was an intern with both the Midwest Innocence Project and the Missouri State Public Defender. Jon also received the award for most outstanding student in the field of criminal justice.
As a criminal trial attorney, he has handled more than 600 criminal cases over his career. Jon recognizes the value of having a quality lawyer on your team when the government puts all its power behind obtaining a conviction. He has tried more than 20 cases to verdict in which clients were charged with offenses including - but not limited to - murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, arson, rape, forcible sodomy, robbery, burglary, assault, DWI, and possession of drugs, among others. Jon has also lectured and taught other lawyers, law clerks and law students on significant issues relating to criminal law, such as eyewitness identification, suppression issues and bond practices.