Criminal defense attorney Jonathan W. McConnell is now a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar and is dedicated to providing its members with resources, information, education and networking, so they can more effectively defend the rights of their clients.
Jonathan W. McConnell gains membership in the American Association for Justice.
“My clients are often at the lowest points of their lives where it seems that all hope is lost,” says Jon. “They feel completely alone and that they haven’t a friend left in the world. However, I refuse to accept defeat or look at someone as a ‘lost cause.’ As an AAJ member, I promise that I will exhaust every resource to protect my clients in the face of powerful opposition.”
Formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), the AAJ advocates a fair and balanced justice system where one can obtain justice even against powerful industries and corporations. AAJ members go above and beyond to protect the Seventh Amendment and the rights of those in the United States legal system.
The organization was first established in 1946 as the National Association of Claimants’ Compensation Attorneys (NACCA). In 2006, it was renamed the American Association for Justice. The AAJ is an international coalition of lawyers, law professors, paralegals, and law students that help attorneys better serve clients and uphold the democratic values in the civil justice system.
Jonathan W. 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.
Jon 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.