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About Jon

Jonathan W. McConnell, the founding criminal defense attorney at the McConnell Law Firm, specializes in criminal defense, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), false sexual accusations, white collar crime and appeals. He is also highly experienced in traffic law and civil litigation.

As a noted criminal defense attorney and the leader of our firm, Jon is known for his expert knowledge and unmatched tenacity. He describes his technique as aggressive and “outside the box,” utilizing a fresh and modern approach. Both the public and his peers have taken notice, consistently rating him at the top of the profession with the most prestigious legal directories: Avvo, The National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

Jon was drawn to the legal profession out of a desire to help people. The Wichita native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Wichita State University, then attended law school in Miami, Florida. After his education, he gained experience as a Law Clerk for a judge in Broward County, Florida, as an Assistant District Attorney of Sedgwick County, Kansas, and then at a criminal defense law firm.

Jon founded his own namesake law firm in 2014, and the practice was rebranded in 2017 as the McConnell Law Firm. He feels that there is great honor in the work we do, especially in helping those who are in trouble or who have made a mistake, which is why he fights tirelessly to represent each of his clients— leaving no stone unturned in the process.

There When Everyone Turns Their Back

Jonathan W. McConnell, founding attorney at the McConnell Law Firm, believes it is his job to protect individuals and ensure their rights when everyone turns their back. “Helping people is my passion,” said Jon. “Not only do we fix the issue, but hopefully put them in a good position so that life can go on and they don’t have to come back to us.”

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Giving Back

Jon is passionate about making a difference through volunteerism and monetary support. He has been actively involved with the Midwest Innocence Project, which is dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. We have recently provided support to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The Kansas African American Museum, the Wichita Wagonmasters Good Life Grants and, in honor of Jon’s late mother, the Wichita Cancer Foundation and The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Honors and Awards

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1 Jonathan Mcconnell Visual Accordion Mcconnell Law Firm Education & Bar Admissions
  • Wichita State University | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude
  • Wichita State University | Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida | Juris Doctorate

Bar Admissions

  • State of Kansas
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
2 Jonathan Mcconnell Visual Accordion Mcconnell Law Firm Fraternal Memberships
  • Albert Pike Lodge #303 – Master Mason & Perpetual Life Member
  • Grand Lodge of Kansas – Jurisprudence Committee Member
  • Wichita Scottish Rite Temple – 32° Mason, Endowed Life Member, & Former Membership Chairman
  • Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple – Perpetual Plus Endowed Member
  • Guthrie Scottish Rite College of the Consistory – Member
  • Scottish Rite Research Society – Life Member
  • Scottish Rite WSB Club – Charter Member
  • Scottish Rite: Acacia Guild – Member #95
  • Knights of St. Andrew (Scottish Rite Freemasons) – Life Member
  • York Rite of Kansas – Knight Templar & Perpetual Life Member
  • Wichita Midian Shrine Temple – Noble, Perpetual Life Member, & Former Temple Attorney
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Gamma Omicron Chapter at the University of Kansas (Honor Initiate of Pledge Class), Lifetime Alumni Member, One of Jackson’s Men- #4203
  • The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution – Life Member
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans – Life Member
  • Fraternal Order of Police – Wichita, Kansas Lodge #5 – Associate Member
  • Wichita Wagonmasters – Member
3 Jonathan Mcconnell Visual Accordion Mcconnell Law Firm Community involvement
  • Hadley Middle School – Constitution Day Speaker
  • Curtis Middle School – Law Day Speaker
  • American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics (ACSAA) – Former Board Member
  • Former Member of the Rotary Club of East Wichita
  • Permanent Contributing Member of The Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Life Sponsor & Patron of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation – Golden Chalice Award
  • Lifetime Member of the Wichita State University Alumni Association
  • Beta Theta Pi – Delta Gamma Chapter (Fraternity) – Campus Life Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Delta Delta Delta – Phi Xi Chapter (Sorority) – Campus Life Awareness Week Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Midwest Innocence Project – Former Member of the Wichita Advisory Board
  • The Hōnore Adversis Foundation
  • Patriot Life Member of the National Rifle Association – Benefactor Level
  • Crystal Eastman Leadership Society – American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation – Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees
  • Kansas Sheriffs’ Association
  • Delta Upsilon – Wichita State Chapter (Fraternity) – Speaker: Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • Delta Delta Delta – Phi Xi Chapter (Sorority) – Speaker: DUI’s & The Criminal Defense Process
  • Wichita Bar Association – So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition – Judges’ Panel Moderator | 2017
  • Wichita Bar Association – So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition – Panel of Young Lawyers Moderator | 2017
  • Kansas Association of Legal Assistants – Paralegals – “What Now” (When Good Deeds Go Bad) | 2017
  • Chester Lewis Academic Learning Center – Chester Lewis Speaker Series | 2018
  • Kansas Christian Home – Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Wichita Crime Commission – Former Member
  • Wichita Bar Association – Member
  • Kansas Bar Association – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Wichita Cancer Foundation – Former Member of the Advisory Board
  • Wichita Bar Association – Practical Tips for Avoiding the Dreaded 60-1507 – Presenter | 2020
  • NAACP (Wichita Branch) – Silver Life Member
  • DeMolay International – Excalibur Chapter (Youth Leadership Organization) – Speaker | 2020
  • The Kansas African American Museum – Cowry Shell Leadership Society
  • Opera Kansas – Sponsor for “Staggerwing”
  • NextGen Under 30 Kansas – Mentor
  • Wichita State University – Judicial/Legal Panel- Criminal Justice Student Association I 2023
  • Wichita State University – Guest Speaker- Criminal Justice 392 (Law Enforcement) Class I 2023