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, and related actions, but also advising trial lawyers on procedure and strategy at all stages.
Since opening his practice right after being admitted to the bar in 2007, Jonathan has had more than 125 reported appellate decisions to his name, representing businesses and individuals in state and federal appeals throughout America in a wide array of subjects, successfully pursuing commercial, constitutional, criminal, estate, family, insurance, tax, and tort cases, among others. The total amount in controversy of all 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.
In his addition to his selection to The Best Lawyers in America© for appellate practice every year since 2015, Jonathan also has been listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers every year since 2014 (including as the youngest person on its "Top 100" list for both states 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. also was the only solo practitioner (and youngest person) who Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" in 2009, was peer-selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" list in 2013-2016, and was a member of the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy's 2011 class. Jonathan is active in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including having chaired the appellate-related committees of both the statewide Missouri Bar and the local Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
Jonathan was born in 1981 in New Haven, Connecticut, and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and a 2003 graduate of the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Meredith, reside in the Plaza area of Kansas City.