John Jenab received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, where he graduated With Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his law degree in 1989 from Duke University, where he graduated with High Honors and was selected to membership in the Order of the Coif. Mr. Jenab served as Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and received American Jurisprudence Awards recognizing him as the school's top student in both Federal Courts and Federal Criminal Law.
Following graduation from law school, Mr. Jenab served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. James K. Logan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He then joined the prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling as an associate, where he worked on white collar criminal matters and complex insurance disputes for large corporate clients. In 1995, he moved back to his home town of Kansas City and practiced as an associate with the highly regarded litigation firm of Rouse Hendricks German May. A strong desire to devote his practice to individuals charged in criminal cases led him to open his own firm in 1998, and he has vigorously represented the rights of the criminally accused ever since.
Mr. Jenab has represented clients in more than 500 felony matters in the state courts of Kansas and Missour, and more than 250 felony cases in United States District Courts. He has tried over 40 felony cases to a jury, and obtained outright acquittals in more than a dozen of those cases. He has also handled more than 60 criminal appeals, both on behalf of clients he represented at trial and clients who came to him after trial proceedings were concluded, and has obtained some sort of appellate relief in nearly a quarter of those cases.