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Caitlin Haney Johnston

Attorney

Caitlin assists clients in many types of fiduciary litigation, including litigation involving executors and trustees. Caitlin’s litigation experience extends into business litigation in both state and federal court. She assists clients with estate planning decisions, probate, probate administration and other probate matters. She is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Caitlin graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law. She served as a Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy with Departmental and General Honors, summa cum laude. At St. Andrew’s, she was selected by her peers as their graduation speaker and was awarded the Fouke Award for Excellence in Politics.

In addition to her work at The Haney Law Firm, Caitlin is extremely dedicated to her community. In June 2016, Caitlin cofounded the Cancer Law Clinic (CANLAW), which provides comprehensive pro bono estate planning services to cancer patients and their caretakers. She also serves on the board of directors for Horselink, a sanctuary for retired competition horses that offers equine assisted therapy to survivors of traumatic events and the Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institute at Dell Medical School.

In 2019, Caitlin was named an Austin Under 40 Finalist in the Legal Category. In 2018, Caitlin was awarded the David H. Walter Community Excellence award by the Austin Bar Association and was named a Changemaker Finalist by the Austin Young Chamber. Caitlin is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Pro Bono College of Texas.

Memberships
  • Cancer Law Clinic, Cofounder
  • Austin Young Chamber, Board of Directors (2017-2018)
  • Horselink, Board of Directors
  • Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board at Livestrong Cancer Institute
  • Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Austin Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Pro Bono College of Texas
  • Order of the Coif
  • “Legal Document Basics,” Livestrong Cancer Institute at Dell Medical School,  May 15, 2019
  • CANLAW Volunteer Training, Austin Bar Association, March 2017, September 2017, March 2018, June 2018, September 2018, and February 2019
  • “Pro Bono Projects: Celebrating Successes and Overcoming Obstacles,” State Bar of    Texas Bar Leaders Conference, July 21, 2018
  • “Estate Planning Considerations,” Austin Myeloma Support Group, May 8, 2018
  • “Legal Planning: Common Misconceptions and Tough Conversations,” CancerCon, Denver Colorado, April 22, 2018
  • “Estate Planning Basics: A Presentation for Social Workers,” Hospice Austin, July 14, 2017
  • “Getting Your Ducks in a Row”, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Austin, Texas, July 19, 2016
  • “Controlling What Happens: Legal Documents and Your Health,” CancerCon, Denver, Colorado, May 29, 2016
  • “Estate Planning and Cancer,” Austin Bar Association, Austin, Texas, April 2016

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