Mr. Michael David Kaitcer

Mr. Michael David Kaitcer: Attorney with Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC AV stamp icon
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Before becoming a member of Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC in December 2014, Michael Kaitcer was a partner with the law firm of Harvard & Kaitcer, LLP (formerly Bishop, Payne, Harvard & Kaitcer, L.L.P.). He had been associated with that firm since his graduation with honors from the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas in 1983. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with a practice involving probate administration and litigation, estate planning, Will contests, guardianships and estate and gift taxation, as well as assisting clients with business planning and transactions involving partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities. Besides being a member of the State Bar of Texas, he has also been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for the North District of Texas. In 1992, he was a founding director of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association and continued to serve as a Director through 1996 and again from 1999 to 2003. In addition, he is a member of the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Fort Worth Business and Estate Council. He has been an author and speaker at seminars put on the National Business Institute, Inc., the State Bar of Texas, and the Tarrant County Probate Bar. He is also a frequent speaker on Estate Planning and Probate for Civic and Professional Organizations. He is married to Elizabeth Anne Kaitcer, and has a daughter, Katharine Gwyneth Kaitcer, who is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.

Awards & Recognitions

Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Named a 2017 and 2018 “Top Attorney in Tarrant County” by 360 West Magazine

Recognized as a Super Lawyer 2009-2018. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Recognized by Fort Worth Magazine as a Top Attorney in each year from 2007-2018

2014 Fort Worth Club Kiwanian of the Year

AV-Rated Marindale-Hubble, Preemient

(Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Will Contests
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Business Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
817-878-0571  Phone
(817) 878-0501  Fax
University Attended:
University of Dallas, Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Magna Cum Laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Texas School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, with honors
Year of First Admission:
1987, U.S. Tax Court; 1985, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1983, Texas

Associations & Memberships

President, Kiwanis Club of Fort Worth
Director, and Past Chairman, American Cancer Society-Tarrant County Board
Texas Academy of Probate & Trust, Member
Fort Worth Business and Estate Council, Member
Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Member
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Member and Founding Director
Tarrant County Bar Association

Birth Information:
Borger, Texas, December 18, 1957
( Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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