Criminal defense attorney Jonathan W. McConnell is now a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Only the most qualified attorneys from each state are selected as Top 40 under 40 members, and the honor is by invitation only. Top 40 under 40 attorneys are chosen for membership because they possess exceptional standards of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile. Invitees must be under the age of 40, and go through a multi-phase evaluation process that includes peer nominations and third-party research.
Jonathan W. McConnell Honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney
“I feel that it is my life’s calling to help those in need,” says Jon. “Helping others brings out the best in me, and I am completely dedicated to each of my clients. There is no such thing as a ‘lost cause,’ and I refuse to accept defeat. As a Top 40 under 40 attorney, I vow to protect my clients in the face of powerful opposition, and make sure they are being treated fairly by the legal system.”
Top 40 under 40 attorneys exemplify the knowledge, skill, experience and trial success possessed by only the most respected attorneys in the United States. The National Trial Lawyers are dedicated to protecting the right of trial by jury, educating the public on the importance of an unbiased court system, creating a networking group for its members, and looking for progressive ways to improve the 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 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.