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Pownell, Jessica L.

1100 Main Street, Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO. 64105

(816) 474-0777

(816) 472-0790


Pownell, Jessica L.

Jessica L. Pownell represents and advises aircraft owners and operators, corporate flight departments, Fortune 500 companies, international corporations, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, and other aviation-related businesses worldwide. She focuses her practice in the areas of acquisition, sale, leasing, and registration of corporate aircraft and related regulatory matters.

While attending the University of Kansas School of Law, Ms. Pownell received CALI awards for attaining the highest grade in Contracts II, Civil Procedure II, Antitrust Law, Health Care Regulation and Finance, and Practice in Kansas and the Payne & Jones Lawyering Program Award for excellence in legal writing and research.


  • Florida Bar – State Courts
  • Missouri Bar – State Courts
  • Kansas Bar – State Courts


  • J.D., The University of Kansas School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, The University of Kansas Law Review


  • B.A., The University of Kansas
    • Highest Distinction
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors
    • Watkins-Berger Scholar


  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • National Business Aviation Association


  • Exit Strategies for Aircraft Ownership: Clearing the Path to Upgrade or Switch Your Current Aircraft
    co-authored with James E. Cooling
    BIZJET ADVISOR CHINA, Autumn 2011 at 84

    → Click here for full article
  • Acquiring Aircraft from the U.S.: The Value of U.S. Legal Counsel in Your Transaction
    co-authored with James E. Cooling
    BIZJET ADVISOR CHINA, Autumn 2011 at 80

    → Click here for full article


  • Avid runner who has completed 54 marathons in 16 states.