The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has recognized Jonathan W. McConnell as a Life Member. This distinction honors criminal defense attorneys who exhibit integrity, fairness, and expertise in their field.
Due to his professional and personal achievements, Jonathan W. McConnell embodies the attributes that the NACDL values in a criminal defense attorney.
“I am completely dedicated to each one of my clients. Helping those in need brings out the best in me,” says Jon. “Many clients seek my help during the lowest period of their lives. Friends and family have abandoned them, and they feel completely alone. However, there is no such thing as a lost cause or a case that’s lost before it begins. As an NACDL Life Member, I vow to do everything in my power to protect clients and fight for their rights in the face of overwhelming opposition.”
Jon McConnell uses proven outside-the-box methods, and brings a fresh approach to criminal defense. Jon believes that he offers clients better representation by discarding antiquated legal philosophies and procedure. He upholds the basic foundation of law, but employs a modern approach to help clients.
The NACDL is dedicated to promoting justice and due process for all. The organization values the civil rights and liberties of citizens, and is passionate about preserving a rational and humane criminal justice system. The NACDL demands that its criminal justice attorneys show fairness and compassion for crime victims, witnesses, and those accused of wrongdoing.
McConnell is a criminal defense attorney in Wichita, Kansas who represents clients across the entire state. He formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney under Nola Foulston, and 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. In 2015, McConnell was commissioned by the Governor of Kentucky as a Kentucky Colonel, and was honored as a “Paul Harris Fellow” by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.