Jonathan W. McConnell


Practice Areas


Phone: (316) 243-5903
Region: Kansas

Premier 100 Designation for the following years:

2015 | 2016

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.


  • 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)
  • 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 – Excellent Lawyer Rating

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 – 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

Fraternal Memberships

  • Albert Pike Lodge #303 – Master Mason & Perpetual Life Member
  • Wichita Scottish Rite Temple – 32° Mason, Endowed Life Member, & Former Membership Chairman
  • Knights of St. Andrew (Scottish Rite Freemasons) – Life Member
  • York Rite of Kansas- Knight Templar & Perpetual Life Member
  • Wichita Midian Shrine Temple- Noble, Perpetual Life Member, & Temple Attorney
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Gamma Omicron Chapter at the University of Kansas (Honor Initiate of Pledge Class), Lifetime Alumni Member
  • The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • Fraternal Order of Police – Wichita, Kansas Lodge #5 – Associate Member

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
  • American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics (ACSAA) – Former Board Member
  • Member of the Rotary Club of East Wichita
  • Permanent Contributing Member of The Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
  • Lifetime Member of the Wichita State University Alumni Association
  • 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

Attorney Jonathan McConnell has been recognized by the NAJ as a Premier DUI Trial Attorney.

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