The Caton Law Firm PLLC
206 S. Tennessee, PO Box 387 McKinney, TX 75070 - Phone.972.562.0777 - Fax.972.562.0780










The Attorneys Associated with Our Firm

Karen C. Caton

Location:
McKinney, Texas
Phone:
(972) 562-0777
Fax:
(972) 562-0780
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation Law
  • Elder Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax-Deferred Exchanges for Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas State Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • Oklahoma, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Outstanding Editor Award, Texas Law Review (1982)
    • Honors: Mesa Petroleum Academic Excellence Scholarship (1981)
    • Law Review: Texas Law Review, Member, Board of Editors and Note Editor, 1982
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - Political Science summa cum laude - 1980
    • Honors: Highest Honors
    • Honors: Outstanding Graduating Senior in Social Sciences
    • Honors: Academic Scholarship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas, Member, Former Trustee
  • Texas State Bar College, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Fellow
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • Plano Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Sections of Probate, Real Estate, Business and Litigation, Member
  • McKinney Education Foundation, Board of Trustees, Member, 1994 - 1997
  • McKinney Education Foundation, President, 1998 - 1999
  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member, 1996 - 1997
  • Conner Harrington Republican Women's Club, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity--Carpenter's Club, Member
  • First Baptist Church, Sunday School Director, 1990 - 1992
  • American Red Cross, Collin County Chapter, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1989
  • American Cancer Society, North Collin County Chapter, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 1985 - 1988
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Secretary, 1985 - 1987
  • Leadership McKinney - Class of 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Connor & Winters, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Associate, 1983 - 1984
  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, Research Assistant
  • University of Houston, Research Assistant, Political Science
  • University of Houston, Teaching Assistant, Political Science

Previous Names

  • Karen C. Cathey