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I have been an attorney in Olathe, KS for over 20 years. I am a member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. On June 10, 2011 I received my Twenty-Five year recognition from the Kansas Bar Association. I have appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas COurt of Appeals on numerous occasions. I have tried over 75 jury trials. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%



Hourly ($250/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

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  • John Andrew DeMarco

    I endorse and recommend Darrell. He has years of experience, has won big cases, and has a great ability to communicate with his clients. Practical and gets great results,


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The Law Office of Darrell Smith

102 S. Cherry, Suite4
Olathe, KS, 66061


KSAuthorized to practice law198611/09/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Twenty-Five Year CertificateKansas Bar Association2011
Service AwardJohnson County District Attorney's Office1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Distric AttorneyJohnson County, Ks District Attorney's Office1988 - 1995
Assistant County AttorneyMiami County Attorney's Office1986 - 1988
Legal InternSedgwick County District Attorney1985 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1999 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Kansas v. GatlinReversal
Emmons v. LemasterReversal
Federal Financial v. HamiltonAffirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Wichita State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KACDL - Won't Back DownNegotiation2010