Jonathan W. McConnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wichita, KS

McConnell Law Firm
 | 328 East 1st St N, Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-243-5903
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the McConnell Law Firm, Jonathan W. McConnell has developed a reputation as a leading criminal defense attorney. From the firm's office in Wichita, Kansas, he provides representation to clients throughout the region as well as the Lawrence and Topeka metropolitan areas who are facing charges for driving under the influence, sexual offenses, battery, embezzlement, fraud and other offenses. Mr. McConnell also has a civil litigation practice, representing plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice or motor vehicle accidents as well as people who have been the victim of workplace discrimination or other unfair labor practices.

Mr. McConnell has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from Wichita State University. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2010 from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Admitted to practice in Kansas, Mr. McConnell is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and 10th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The recipient of numerous honors and accolades from his fellow professionals, Mr. McConnell has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, in both cases for his skills as a criminal defense and civil plaintiff's attorney. He has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A member of numerous legal organizations, Mc. McConnell is also actively involved in the Midwest Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exoneration of wrongfully-convicted prisoners.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Civil Litigation (10%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Jonathan McConnell

Admitted: 2010, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://jonathanwmcconnell.com/about/

Honors and Awards:

  • Commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky in 2015, Kentucky Colonel, 2015
  • “Paul Harris Fellow”, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 2015
  • Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2013
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year First Runner Up, 2012
  • Power Attorneys – Member
  • Just Great Lawyers – Member
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement
  • Business Tort Trial Lawyers – Top 10
  • Tennessee Squire – Tennessee Squire Association
  • Criminal Trial lawyers – Top 25
  • AVVO Clients’ Choice Award 2016 – Criminal Defense
  • American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Lawyer Under 40
  • Top American Lawyers – Lifetime Charter Member
  • ESQ.500 – AJI Seal of Excellence
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers – Top 25
  • American Jurist Institute – Top Ten Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Top Ten Ranking
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10%
  • National League of Renowned Attorneys – Top 1%
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation- Masonic Philanthropist
  • AVVO – Superb Lawyer Rating
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top Ten Attorney
  • Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Three Best Rated – 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wichita KS
  • American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys – 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in KS, 2016 – 2017
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence – Premier 100
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in KS, 2015 – 2017
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys- Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Best Attorneys of America – Lifetime Charter Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – Lifetime Member of the Legal Committee
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys – Founding Member
  • American Association for Justice – Criminal Law Section
  • Wichita Bar Association - Member
  • Kansas Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • State of Kansas
  • American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon)
  • National Trial Lawyers – Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers – Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Diabetes Association - Manager for Austin Henry's Father of the Year Campaign, 2013
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year First Runner Up, raising more than $21,000 in proceeds to benefit the organization, 2012
  • Delta Delta Delta- Phi Xi Chapter (Sorority) | Speaker: DUI’s & The Criminal Defense Process
  • Delta Upsilon- Wichita State Chapter (Fraternity) | Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Kansas Sheriffs’ Association
  • Scottish Rite Research Society – Life Member
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation – Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Crystal Eastman Leadership Society – American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Patriot Life Member of the National Rifle Association – Benefactor Level
  • The Hōnore Adversis Foundation
  • Midwest Innocence Project
  • Delta Delta Delta- Phi Xi Chapter (Sorority) | Campus Life Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Beta Theta Pi- Delta Gamma Chapter (Fraternity) | Campus Life Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Lifetime Member of the Wichita State University Alumni Association
  • Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
  • Permanent Contributing Member of The Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Member of the Rotary Club of East Wichita
  • Member of and volunteer for Hillside Christian Church
  • Fraternal Order of Police – Wichita, Kansas Lodge #5 – Associate Member
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans – Life Member
  • The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution – Life Member
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Gamma Omicron Chapter at the University of Kansas (Honor Initiate of Pledge Class), Lifetime Alumni Member, One of Jackson’s Men- #4203
  • Wichita Midian Shrine Temple- Noble, Perpetual Life Member, & Temple Attorney
  • York Rite of Kansas- Knight Templar & Perpetual Life Member
  • Knights of St. Andrew (Scottish Rite Freemasons) – Life Member
  • Wichita Scottish Rite Temple – 32° Mason, Endowed Life Member, & Former Membership Chairman
  • Albert Pike Lodge #303 – Master Mason & Perpetual Life Member
  • American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics - Board Member
  • Midian Shrine Temple - Member and Temple Attorney

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Wichita Bar Association, So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition, Panel of Young Lawyers Moderator, 2017
  • Wichita Bar Association, So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition, Judges’ Panel Moderator, 2017
  • Curtis Middle School, Law Day Speaker
  • Hadley Middle School, Constitution Day Speaker

Educational Background:

  • Wichita State University, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, 2004
  • Wichita State University, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2006
Office Location for Jonathan W. McConnell

328 East 1st St N
Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: 316-243-5903

 

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Last Updated: 10/27/2017

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