The Attorney Who Refused to Accept Defeat
Attorney Jon McConnell is starting his own practice located in the historic Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Wichita, KS. McConnell is a criminal trial lawyer who is establishing his own firm after years of practicing with a local law office.
“I wanted to bring a fresh approach to law,” says McConnell. “I believe that I offer clients better representation by discarding antiquated legal philosophies and procedure. I uphold the basic foundation of law, but I employ a modern approach to help my clients.”
McConnell specializes in cases for traffic law, civil litigation, white collar crimes, driving under the influence, and criminal defense. The majority of his cases come from Sedgwick County, but McConnell represents clients throughout the entire State of Kansas. His motivation is helping people who need protection at the lowest point of their lives.
“Helping others brings out the best in me,” McConnell says. “I want to provide legal representation to all types of people. Nothing gets me more excited than a challenging case. I want to be known as the attorney who refused to accept defeat.”
He uses bold and aggressive tactics when defending the rights of his clients. This approach is in accordance with McConnell’s modern practice philosophies.
“The way lawyers deal with clients, communicate, and strategize for cases has remained largely unchanged for the last century,” says McConnell. “I want to continually adapt, evolve, and grow with our ever-changing society.
McConnell formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney under Nola Foulston, and has taught criminal justice at Wichita State University. He successfully prosecuted the first passenger DUI case in Kansas. McConnell received his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from WSU, and his Juris Doctorate from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL.
In 2013 and 2014, McConnell was named a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by The National Trial Lawyers. He is also active in the Wichita community with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics.