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James David McConnell

James David McConnell, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1979, United States District Court (eastern district) Missouri 1981. Recipient Lon Hocker Trial Attorney award, 1990.


  • McConnell, James David was born on October 31, 1955 in Edina, Missouri, United States. Son of Howard Weldon and Norma Eileen (Echternacht) McConnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northeast Missouri State University, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Missouri, 1979.


    • Partner Wallace McConnell & Greenwell, Shelbina, Missouri, 1979-1994. Attorney private practice, since 1995. Attorney City of Shelbina, 1980-1985, City of Clarence, Missouri, since 1983.

      Prosecuting attorney Shelby County, Missouri, since 1987. President board directors Legal Services of Northeast Missouri 1985-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 1979, United States District Court (eastern district) Missouri 1981.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Committee chair Cub Scouts American, Shelbina, 1984-1987, Boy Scouts American, Shelbina, 1987-1991. Board directors Shelby County (Missouri) Fair, since 1985. Board directors Shelby County American Cancer Society, since 1985, board directors Missouri division, 1990-1996.

    Board directors Shelbina Arts Council, since 1993. Member American Bar Association (district representative for Missouri and Tennessee young lawyers division 1983-1985, editorial board Barrister magazine, 1985-1989, Chair Person's award 1984-1985), Missouri Bar Association (treasurer young lawyers section council 1983-1985, secretary 1984-1985, chairman 1986-1987, President's award 1982), Shelbina Sons of America Legion. Lodges: Lions (president Shelbina club 1985-1986).



    Coin collecting/numismatics, hunting, fishing.


    • Married Mary Lu Wilson, November 12, 1983.
    • father: Howard Weldon McConnell
    • mother: Norma Eileen (Echternacht) McConnell
    • spouse: Mary Lu Wilson
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    Born October 31, 1955
    (age 62)