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.
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
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)
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)