Michael Kaitcer


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 “Top Attorney in Tarrant County” by 360 West Magazine

Recognized as a Super Lawyer 2009-2017. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Recognized by Fort Worth Magazine as a Top Attorney in each year from 2007-2016

2014 Fort Worth Club Kiwanian of the Year

AV-Rated Marindale-Hubble, Preemient

Areas of Practice

Business Planning

Estate and Gift Taxation

Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts


Will Contests

Associations and 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





  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Magna Cum Laude, University of Dallas, 1980
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, with honors, University of Texas School of Law

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Michael Kaitcer recognized by Best Lawyers in 3 areas – 2018 edition

Michael Kaitcer has been recognized in the fields of Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, and Litigation-Trusts & Estates by Best Lawyers® and...

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...

13 of 34 Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 13 of our 34 attorneys have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers...

11 Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk has 11 named to 2015 Super Lawyers List. Congratulations to John Allen Chalk, David Flowers, Charles Gunter, Tim...

Whitaker Chalk Welcomes Michael Kaitcer to the Firm

Whitaker Chalk welcomes Michael Kaitcer to the firm as a Member. Mike Kaitcer has extensive experience in probate administration, litigation,...

Michael Kaitcer has been Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014 by Thomson-Reuters

Michael Kaitcer has been named a Super Lawyer in Estate Planning & Probate by Thomson-Reuters. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters...