Darrel E. Johnson, attorney and counselor-at-law, is the senior partner of Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC, Manhattan, Kansas, which he and long-time colleague, Steven W. Graber, formed in 2014 with the merger of White & Johnson, LLC, Elkhart, Kansas, and Steven W. Graber, P.A., Manhattan, Kansas.
Darrel is a graduate of Hugoton High School, Hugoton, Kansas, 1969, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS, 1973, and the University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, 1976.
He is a Founding Member of WealthCounsel, a national organization of attorneys that practice in the area of estate and business planning. WealthCounsel provides education of its members in cutting-edge strategies and support for drafting the documents necessary to implement those strategies. Darrel has been a lecturer for WealthCounsel at its annual national conference and consults on a regular basis with WealthCounsel firms across the country.
Darrel is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma. His law practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of business, estate, retirement and tax planning. Many of his clients are involved in production agriculture or oil and gas production, so he has extensive knowledge of the issues specific to those industries.
In addition to client work, Darrel frequently consults with and lectures to attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance professionals, and the public concerning estate planning, business planning, retirement planning, and tax planning issues.
Darrel lives with his wife, Linda, in Manhattan and frequently works out of the firm’s Elkhart office, and meets with clients in other areas across the state. In addition to the practice of law, he helps his sons manage the family ranch in Stevens County, Kansas. He also serves his church as a member of the Pensions & Benefits Board of the Church of the Nazarene and as a member of the Board of Trustees of MidAmerica Nazarene University.