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Jonathan Sternberg

Jonathan Sternberg

Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Municipal Law
  • Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, U.S. C. Dist. Illinois, U.S. Dist. Kansas, U.S. E. Dist. Missouri, U.S. N. Dist. Illinois, U.S. S. Dist. Illinois, 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. He is admitted to practice before Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois state courts, all federal district courts in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, every U.S. Court of Appeals circuit nationwide, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jonathan 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 (including as the youngest person listed on both its "Top 100" list for Missouri and Kansas and "Top 50" list for Kansas City in both 2016 and 2019, and previously on its "Rising Stars" list from 2010-2013), and has received Martindale-Hubbell®'s highest peer review rating, AV® Preeminent™, every year since 2012. He also 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.

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
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University of Kansas
B.A. | History
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Honors: With Honors
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C.
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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
Ethical Issues in Deciding Whether to Appeal, Independence, MO
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Interlocutory Review in Missouri, Kansas, and Federal Courts, Annual David Prager Appellate Institute, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Nuts and Bolts of Missouri Appellate Practice and Procedure, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Awards
Listed for 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
"Top 100"
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 100 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas combined
"Top 50 Kansas City Super Lawyers"
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 50 attorneys in Kansas City metropolitan area
Listed
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas
Listed for 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 for Appellate Practice and Criminal Defense
The Best Lawyers in America©
Peer-selected as one of top 4% of attorneys nationwide
Listed for 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 Missouri and Kansas combined; youngest person selected
"Top 50 Kansas City Super Lawyers"
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 50 attorneys in Kansas City metropolitan area; youngest person selected
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 for 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)
Listed in "Rising Stars"
Missouri & Kansas Superlawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Listed in "Rising Stars"
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Listed in "Rising Stars"
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Top 2.5% of Missouri lawyers under 40 years of age
Member, Leadership Academy
The Missouri Bar
Listed in "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™, 2012-2019
Martindale-Hubble®
Highest possible rating for professional ethics and ability
Professional Associations
Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society
Member
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Activities: Board of Trustees, 2016-2020
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Eighth Circuit Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Kansas Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Appellate Practice Section
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Board of Directors, 2016; Section of Civil Litigation (President, 2016; President-Elect, 2015); CLE Advisory Committee, 2015-2016; Appellate Practice Committee (Chair, 2011-2014, 2017; Vice-Chair, 2009-2010)
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American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Council of Appellate Lawyers; Section of Litigation; Appellate Practice Committee
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The Missouri Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (Vice Chair, 2012-2016); Appellate Practice Subcommittee (Chair, 2012-2016)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6331607
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Kansas
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Missouri
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U.S. C. Dist. Illinois
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U.S. Dist. Kansas
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U.S. E. Dist. Missouri
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U.S. N. Dist. Illinois
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U.S. S. Dist. Illinois
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U.S. W. Dist. Arkansas
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U.S. W. Dist. Missouri
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Constitutional Law
  • Post-judgment proceedings
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Writs
  • Attorney/judicial discipline
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
2323 Grand Boulevard
Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
Telephone: (816) 292-7000
Fax: (816) 292-7050