Don L. Johnson, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law

Admitted to Practice in

  • Iowa Bar (2007)
  • Certified Public Accountant (2001)

Contact Information

Don L. Johnson
Attorney, Senior Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Don's Assistant

Name: Ausha Ayers
Phone: (319) 731-2301

About Don L. Johnson

Don Johnson is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.  Don has a general practice including but not limited to estate planning and estate administration (including the preparation of wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, and will contests), taxation (including tax return preparation and tax consulting), and business matters (including the formation of corporations and limited liability companies, contract drafting and review, and mergers and acquisitions).

Don is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to becoming an attorney, Don worked as a CPA with Roth & Company, P.C., preparing tax returns, and with the Des Moines office of Ernst & Young, LLP, as a tax consultant.


  • Iowa State University, B.S. Accounting and Management Information Systems (with honors and distinction) (2001)
  • University of Iowa, J.D. (with highest distinction) (Order of the Coif) (2006)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Taxation, Real Property, Trust & Estate sections)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Business Law, Probate & Trust Law and Taxation sections)
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Cedar Rapids Area Estate Planning Council, Board Member and Officer (2013-2017)
  • Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (Past Board Member)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America®  (Trusts and Estates)
  • Listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer® Rising Stars--Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 (2014)
  • Leadership For 5 Seasons (class of 2012)

Community and Personal

  • St. Luke's Health Care Foundation, Board Member (2015-present)
  • Linn-Mar Foundation, Board Member (2015-2019)
  • Junior Achievement of East Central Iowa, Board Member (2012-2018) and Classroom Volunteer (2007-present)
  • Indian Creek Nature Center, Board Member (2009-2014) and President (2012)

From the Desk of Don L. Johnson

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update


With the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017, there are several significant changes to the way individuals will compute their individual income tax beginning in 2018. [...]

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