Caitlin Haney Johnston

Attorney, Haney Law Firm

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. Caitlin also serves as outside counsel for several local businesses.

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. CANLAW was inspired by Caitlin’s own journey with cancer, which began the day after her 28th birthday. To date, CANLAW has held 9 clinics in the Austin area and has served over 120 cancer survivors and their caretakers.

She also serves on the board of directors for the Central Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and is the chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. Caitlin previously served on the board of directors for the Austin Young Chamber, the Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board at the Livestrong Cancer Institute at Dell Medical School, and Horselink.

Caitlin frequently speaks on the importance of estate planning for the cancer community, including speaking at CancerCon, the largest gathering of young adult cancer survivors in the United States. She has experience speaking to the legal community on estate planning and probate matters.

In 2020, Austin Monthly Magazine named Caitlin as a top attorney in Austin for wills and estate planning and this is her second consecutive year being a finalist in the Austin Under 40 legal category. In 2018, Caitlin was awarded the David H. Walter Community Excellence award by the Austin Bar Association for contributions to the community and was named a Changemaker Finalist by the Austin Young Chamber that same year.