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Jonathan W. McConnell

Criminal defense Attorney at Wichita, KS

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    10%

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Jon will make sure your voice is heard, and that you are being treated fairly during this difficult time. Jon loves a challenge. No client is a lost cause, and no case is lost before it begins. Jon McConnell refuses to accept defeat, and no stone is left unturned in your defense. Jon looks adversity in the eye and seeks to overcome tremendous odds.

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    It is extremely important to have a qualified DUI attorney who understands your rights and options. Without proper legal representation, you may be looking at severe fines, losing your driver’s license, or even prison time. It might seem like the world is against you, but you don’t have to go through this alone. You have a friend in Jon McConnell.

  4. Expungement
    10%

  5. International law
    10%

  6. Litigation
    10%

  7. Sex crime
    10%
    False sexual accusations are some of the most devastating accusations that could ever be made against someone. If you find yourself in this situation, friends and family may have turned against you call Jonathan McConnell.

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

  9. Violent crime
    10%

  10. White collar crime
    10%
    More businesses and individuals are now facing criminal instead of civil charges, due to the government’s aggressive involvement with white collar prosecutions. These are serious allegations, and if convicted, you could be looking at financial penalties, the loss of your business, and even prison time. If you or your business has been charged with embezzlement or fraud, you need a white collar defense attorney who understands your options. Jon McConnell will make sure the legal system treats you

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.

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Location

Attorney At Law
100 N Broadway
Ste 400
Wichita, KS, 67202

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Posted by Bruce | December 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Bruce Robinson
Christmas Holiday this year and the day's immediately preceding and following created a mailer's nightmare for me. After waiting on documents for longer than six months I was given just one day's opportunity to digest, approve, and return. Upon a last minute request, Jon McConnell requested of his staff to help me meet my short-fused deadline. Elizabeth came to my rescue on her day off and was genuinely happy to assist me. Seems few things in this world happen this way anymore. I am happy share my experience about McConnell Law Firm. I am appreciative for the courtesy I was shown and for the expediency in which everything came together. Amazing and Grace!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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Lifesaver
Truly a lifesaver and the best attorney. So very grateful for him! He worked amazingly hard on my case and he was a God send.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2017
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More than a attorney!
I am so incredibly blessed to of had the very best defense attorney in my corner to provide me the best solutions to my wrong decisions. I have found having Jon McConnell as my counsel was the best decision I’ve made. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone wishing to walk away from their predicament with the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Josh | January 4, 2017
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Great experience with Jonathan McConnell and his firm!
When I was seeking counsel I spoke with 15-20 law firms throughout the state and I felt hopeless. I was referred to Jonathan McConnell attorney at law so I had a consultation and finally felt like I found someone that believed me and would fight to the end for me. They were one of the few firms that actually got in touch with me when they said they would. I chose Jonathan to represent me and am glad I did. They were very organized and kept me up to date with everything going on. Jonathan and Taylor Dillehay were extremely knowledgeable and made sure I always understood what was going on. I was always treated well and felt cared about more than just a client. I wouldn't suggest anyone else and if you are looking for the best than Jonathan is the way to go!
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Posted by Andy | December 28, 2016
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Best lawyer in kansas
Jonathan is a man to have on your side. Their is nobody else I would want sitting next to me in the court room nobody. He got 2 feloneys dropped and i plead guilty to a misdemeanor. He will fight for you harder then anybody out their and won't B.S. you
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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Jonathan McConnell Review
We have known Jonathan McConnell for just over two years. Jon did a terrific job for me while keeping my entire family in mind. He worked tirelessly on my case. He is very personable and has only your best interests in mind. Jonathan ensured we were always up to date on the case, not telling us just what we wanted to hear. He is very trustworthy and cares about his clients. We highly recommend him. Lisa, his legal assistant, is very efficient and always respectable and friendly.
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Posted by Christopher | November 4, 2016
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Well-respected attorney
Jonathan is an excellent lawyer. He enjoys a well-earned top-notch reputation, and I recommend him.
Posted by Andrew | May 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney You Could Ask For!
Jon is a standup guy and an amazing attorney. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if there are high stakes against you. My entire career and future was on the line, and he worked with me all the way. He doesn't really sugar coat things, but he does offer great confidence and encouragement. He came through for me and now I'm able to get on with my life, thanks to him! His legal assistant Lisa is also very amazing, and is always on top of things. I even received a Christmas card from him.
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Posted by Mackenzie | April 18, 2016
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Best Defense Lawyer!!!
Jon and I have had a very long road through the court system but after all was said and done we always came out on top. Jon McConnell is the only lawyer that I will ever suggest to anyone!!! He knows his stuff, and all the right people!!! on top of all that he truly is a great friend, I could not be more grateful
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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High Powered Attorney
BANG BANG BANG! It’s 5AM and I woke up to my front door being busted open. POLICE! COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD! I go numb, what the heck is going on? Why is there a SWAT team in my living room? Guns drawn, riot shields, more officers than I can count… This was the incredible scene I woke up to on Jan 21st 2015. I was supposed to go to my first day of classes at WSU in a few hours to finish my Bachelors – is this all a bad dream? A few confused hours later I’m shackled to a steel desk in an interrogation room. The detective comes in and tells me in an accusatory tone that I am being charged with rape. My head is spinning. “What?” – “I need to ask you a few questions.” He says rudely. I know not to talk to this guy. “Not without counsel.” I said. He walks out. On the way to be booked into jail I asked the transporting officer if my accuser is being questioned - after all doesn’t it seem right that someone accusing someone else of such a terrible thing would have to answer some questions? He sort of shook his head and basically told me to hang in there and that most rape allegations are false accusations. I get booked into jail. When I got my phone call I called my brother and told him I need to find an attorney that can defend against false rape charges. After just a couple calls we were given Jonathon McConnell’s name. Mr. McConnell was referred to as a high powered attorney by multiple people, including some comments from police later. Mr. McConnell previously worked for the Prosecutor’s office so that was a huge plus for us as well. When I first met Mr. McConnell I instantly liked him. He was the kind of guy you’re proud of having on your side. He was nice to me – not some b.s. fake smile and small talk, but genuinely kind and I felt like he cared. He’s no nice guy though - Jonathon McConnell is a fighter and he likes the fight. And fight he did. This screwed up legal system is not something you can survive without someone who knows the system from the inside and has a reputation of a pit bull. He fought to reduce my ridiculous bond – which the only thing I regret is that I wasn’t in the courtroom to watch him fight for me. When I first spoke to my brother after the first hearing he said,“Man you should have seen it – it was like something out of a movie watching Jon argue against the DA. We definitely have the right guy.” Then it was fight, after fight, after fight, with Mr. McConnell winning each one, frustrating the DA more and more every round. Another part of my defense that I was surprised about was the unbelievable amount of resources that went into the investigation that Mr. McConnell and his staff conducted. He was able to get documents and records that I don’t think most attorneys would have been able to get. He found another man that was victimized by my accuser under false rape charges. This man was court martialed as the case had taken place on an Air Force base and was acquitted of charges because the accuser’s best friend testified that not only was the accuser lying, but she had also attempted to persuade said friend to lie about being raped as well. Mr. McConnell was able to track down every single one of these individuals, get signed affidavits and testimonies in the preliminary hearing (which most attorneys waive their client’s rights to, but not Mr. McConnell) which ultimately was instrumental to damaging the Prosecutor’s case and leading to dismissal of my case. I owe my life and my freedom to Mr. McConnell and his amazing staff, especially Lisa who treated me so nicely and worked many late nights and weekends with Mr. McConnell on my case. I 100% believe that I would be in jail or still waiting on my trial if I had any other attorney. In fact, I have been so inspired by Mr. McConnell’s work I have decided to go to law school and follow in his footsteps.
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Posted by Linda | November 4, 2015
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The Best Attorney
Mr. McConnell is the best! Mr. McConnell did a terrific job for our family member. He is very personable and has only your interests to create positive results. Mr. McConnell is knowledgeable and continues to educate himself, which benefited us. We highly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jonathan W. McConnell
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • McConnell Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1900 - Present

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Wichita State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Wichita State University
  • MS
  • 2006
  • Wichita State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
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Associations

  • Jackson's Men
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • WSU Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • NORML
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Knights of Templar Eye Foundation
  • Life Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Permanent Contributing Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Hillside Christian Church
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Founding Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 in Kansas
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Premier 100
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top Ten Attorney
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Kentucky Colonel
  • Governor of Kentucky
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2 Years Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wichita KS
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2015
  • “Paul Harris Fellow”
  • Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • 2015
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in KS
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 40 Under 40
  • Wichita Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Man of the Year First Runner Up
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2012
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition
  • Panel of Young Lawyers Moderator
  • 2017
  • So You’re a Lawyer…Adulting 101, Lawyer Edition
  • Judges’ Panel Moderator
  • 2017
  • Campus Awareness
  • Campus Date Rape Issues & DUI
  • 2017
  • Campus Awareness
  • DUI’s & The Criminal Defense Process
  • 2017
  • Law Day 2013
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon will fight for the client's rights in every criminal case. He is experienced and aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathon McConnell is an exceptional young lawyer, and I wholeheartedly endorse him in the area of criminal defense. Mr. McConnell is someone that I have enjoyed working with on cases in the past, and I know him to be a zealous advocate for his clients. You will not go wrong hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients or friends to Jonathan. He is a smart, dedicated advocate that you would definitely want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Jon in several cases involving co-defendants. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Should you be in the unfortunate position of needing his services, I have no doubt that you will be well represented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a diligent advocate who genuinely cares about his clients. He is very knowledgeable in his area of practice and works intelligently and ethically in defending the rights of the accused. He takes his cases, and the collateral consequences associated with the same, seriously and treats his clients with the utmost respect. I strongly endorse Jon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked multiple cases with Jon and am always impressed with his zealous representation of the accused. Jon works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My collaborations with Jonathan have been among my most fulfilling professional experiences due to his intelligence, diligence, and commitment to providing a zealous defense for his clients. He identifies each client’s unique set of circumstances and he leverages those circumstances to achieve the best outcome possible. He will assemble a balanced team of attorneys, investigators, and experts to ensure his clients receive a through defense. He leaves no stone unturned and is willing to think outside the box when it comes to analyzing theories of defense. His approach is thoughtful, intelligent, and ethical. It is truly a pleasure to collaborate with Jonathan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jonathan is a sharp attorney. He is approachable with clients and clever in the court room. Working for Jonathan has been wonderful as he is a genuine and great person. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon works very hard and diligently for his clients. He is a zealous advocate for the accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is the consummate professional and is very knowledgeable in the areas of criminal defense and DUI's. He works very hard advocating for his clients."
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Wichita Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan W. McConnell
Jonathan W. McConnell
Criminal defense Attorney
Wichita, KS
Licensed for 13 years
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