Located two blocks south of the square in Historic Downtown McKinney, this firm began in 1985 as Caton & Cathey – a partnership between mother and daughter, Betty Ann Caton and Karen C. Caton (formerly Karen C. Cathey).
Betty Ann Caton left the firm in 1997 when she was appointed to serve as presiding judge for the 296th Judicial District Court of Collin County. Karen’s daughter, Cate Carter, joined the firm in 2012, initially as a legal assistant and now as an attorney, making this a practice led by three generations of women.
We built our reputation on the premise that each client has unique objectives and needs. We recognize that our job is to understand and address your unique situation, provide you with information, education and options that are appropriate to your personal needs, and offer the expertise necessary to effectively and efficiently carry out your plan of action once we have collectively determined the course that is appropriate for you.
The firm represents a highly diverse group of clients. Our greatest reward is a clientele that is quick to refer business associates or neighbors to the firm. We attribute our long-standing client relationships to our ability to understand and address the needs of our clients, engage in creative and efficient problem solving, and provide high quality legal services at reasonable rates.
Rated A-V by Martindale-Hubble peer reviews, the firm practices primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Probate, and Estate Administration. Karen C. Caton was the first attorney in Collin County to become Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law.
Our team is led by our attorneys, Karen C. Caton and Cate Carter.Read More
Our practice areas include 'Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts' and 'Probate and Estate Administration'Read More
Our Office Policy and Procedures page will answer most of the general questions that are asked about our new client policies and how our office is operated.Read More