Since 1917, Boys Town’s mission has been to give at-risk children and families the love, support and education they need to succeed. They firmly believe that regardless of background and circumstances, every child and every family has the potential to thrive. Boys Town gives these children and their families the hope, support and tools they need to end the cycle of poverty, addiction and violence and prepare them for a successful future as productive members of their communities.
Jonathan W. McConnell has been a proud supporter of Boys Town for years, believing that everyone has the right to a life of justice. Jon’s tenacity in the courtroom spills over into causes that help and educate those who are less fortunate. Boys Town has asked Jon to become an Honorary Member because of his tireless drive to help others in need.
As an Honorary Citizen, Jon is recognized for his contributions to the many lives that have been changed by this great organization.
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.
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, Fla. 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.