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Jonathan Sternberg

Jonathan Sternberg

Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Municipal Law
  • Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, U.S. Dist. Kansas, U.S. E. Dist. Missouri, U.S. W. Dist. Arkansas, U.S. W. Dist. Missouri
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Summary

Jonathan Sternberg is an appellate lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri. He focuses his practice on civil and criminal appellate litigation at every point in a case, not only briefing and arguing appeals, writs, post-judgment and post-conviction proceedings, and similar matters, but also advising trial attorneys on procedure and strategy at all stages. Since opening his practice immediately after his admission to the bar in 2007, Jonathan has had more than 125 reported appellate decisions to his name, representing businesses and individuals in appeals throughout America in a wide array of subjects, including successfully pursuing commercial, constitutional, criminal, estate, family, insurance, tax, and tort cases, among others. The total amount in controversy of all of his cases exceeds $600 million. His clients have included everything from Fortune 500® companies to indigent people. He has written more than 250 appellate briefs and presented more than 100 appellate oral arguments, including 13 before the Supreme Court of Missouri. Jonathan is admitted to practice before Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois state courts, all federal district courts in Missouri and Kansas, every U.S. Court of Appeals circuit nationwide, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jonathan was the only solo practitioner (and youngest person) who Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" in 2009 and was named to the Kansas City Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" list in 2013-2016. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for appellate practice every year since 2015, listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers every year since 2014 (and on its "Rising Stars" list from 2010-2013), and has received Martindale-Hubbell®'s highest peer review rating, AV® Preeminent™, every year since 2012.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Attorney/judicial discipline
  • Writs
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Post-judgment proceedings
  • Constitutional Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6331607
Kansas
Missouri
U.S. Dist. Kansas
U.S. E. Dist. Missouri
U.S. W. Dist. Arkansas
U.S. W. Dist. Missouri
1st Circuit
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
6th Circuit
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit
D.C. Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Attorney
Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C.
- Current
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Dean's List; CALI Awards in Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Interpretation
University of Kansas
B.A. | History
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Honors: With Honors
Awards
Listed in Appellate Practice
The Best Lawyers in America©
Peer-selected as one of top 4% of attorneys nationwide
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas
Listed in Appellate Practice
The Best Lawyers in America©
Peer-selected as one of top 4% of attorneys nationwide
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas
Listed in Appellate Practice and Criminal Defense
The Best Lawyers in America©
Peer-selected as one of top 4% of attorneys nationwide
Listed in Appellate Practice and Criminal Defense
The Best Lawyers in America©
Peer-selected as one of top 4% of attorneys nationwide
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas
Top 100
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 100 attorneys in both Missouri and Kansas
Top 50 Kansas City Super Lawyers
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 50 attorneys in Kansas City metropolitan area
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
Peer-elected as one of top 200 lawyers in Kansas City metropolitan area
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
Peer-elected as one of top 200 lawyers in Kansas City metropolitan area
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri
Listed in Appellate Practice
The Best Lawyers in America©
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
Peer-elected as one of top 200 lawyers in Kansas City metropolitan area
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Business Journal
Peer-elected as one of top 200 lawyers in Kansas City metropolitan area (youngest solo practitioner selected)
Rising Stars
Missouri & Kansas Superlawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Rising Stars
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Rising Stars
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Member, Leadership Academy
The Missouri Bar
Rising Stars
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Up & Coming Lawyer
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Only solo practitioner selected; youngest overall awardee
Peer-review rated AV® Preeminent™, 2012-2017
Martindale-Hubble®
Highest possible rating for professional ethics and ability
Professional Associations
Eighth Circuit Bar Association
Member
- Current
Kansas Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Appellate Practice Section
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors, 2016; Section of Civil Litigation (President, 2016; President-Elect, 2015); CLE Advisory Committee, 2015-2016; Appellate Practice Committee (Chair, 2017, 2011-2014; Vice-Chair, 2009-2010)
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Council of Appellate Lawyers; Section of Litigation; Appellate Practice Committee
The Missouri Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (Vice Chair, 2012-2016); Appellate Practice Subcommittee (Chair, 2012-2016)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell, Liberty, Missouri
Clay County Bar Association
Oral Argument Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
The Law of State and Local Smoking Bans, Overland Park, Kansas
National Business Institute
2d Annual Oral Argument Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Basics of Missouri Appellate Procedure, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Missouri E-Filing from a Practitioner's Perspective, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
A Proposal for Modernizing Aspects of Missouri Civil Appellate Procedure, Jefferson City, Missouri
The Missouri Bar
E-filing "Tablet-Friendly" Briefs and Records, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Constructing a Winning Appeal, Kansas City, Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Appellate Oral Argument Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Fourth Amendment Privacy in the Information Age, Annual Bench, Bar, and Boardroom Conference, Branson, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Making the Best Record on Appeal, Annual Bench, Bar, and Boardroom Conference, Branson, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Review in the Supreme Courts of Missouri and Kansas, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice, Kansas City, Missouri
Jackson County Law Library
Issues and Ethics in Managing an Appellate Practice, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
To Appeal or Not to Appeal, that is the Ethical Question, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Preparing the Best Briefs and Records for eFiling and eReading, Jefferson City, Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Preparing the Best Briefs and Records for eFiling and eReading, Annual Bench, Bar, and Boardroom Conference, Branson, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Protecting the Record on Appeal and Preserving Issues, Annual Bench, Bar, and Boardroom Conference, Branson, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Nuts and Bolts of Missouri Appellate Practice and Procedure, Liberty, Missouri
Clay County Bar Association
The Art of Persuasive Modern Brief-Writing, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Nuts and Bolts of Missouri Appellate Practice and Procedure, Platte City, Missouri
Platte County Bar Association
Appellate Practice 101, Independence, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Ethical Issues in Deciding Whether to Appeal, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
New State and Federal Appellate Rules, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Nuts and Bolts of Missouri Appellate Practice and Procedure, Independence, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Appellate Practice Update, St. Louis, Missouri
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Ethical Issues in Deciding Whether to Appeal, Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Oral and Written Advocacy for Bankruptcy Practitioners, Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
2323 Grand Boulevard
Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
Telephone: (816) 292-7000
Fax: (816) 292-7050