Steve is a graduate of Washburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011. Steve earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2014 and is licensed to practice in Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Steve is the Alta Vista, Kansas Municipal Court Judge and a Rural Water District No. 1 board member.
Prior to law school, Steve served in the Army for six years. He engaged in over 100 combat missions while deployed in Iraq from 2007-2009. One of Steve’s responsibilities while in the military involved training other soldiers while serving as squad leader, convoy scout gunner, and air assault squad leader.
Throughout college, Steve worked as a welder, and he still enjoys working on all things mechanical. His handyman skills are a great benefit on the family farm where he raises cattle and hogs. He treasures spending time with his wife and two daughters and all his extended family.
Friendly, caring, and passionate, Steve is an open and approachable attorney who hits it off with almost everyone he meets. Steve works primarily out of the office in Manhattan, Kansas and his co-workers love his sense of humor and the rapport he helps build among everyone in the office. Steve’s outgoing nature, determination and resolve, and his compassion for others are part of what make him such a vital part of the Graber & Johnson team.