LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Johnston as a partner in its Private Wealth Practice. Ms. Johnston will be based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office.

"Carol is one of the most respected estate planning attorneys in Southern California and we are delighted to add her considerable legal talents to our Los Angeles office," said Gail Migdal Title, managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s Los Angeles office. "The addition of Carol reflects the Firm’s continuing commitment to providing comprehensive Trusts and Estates services to clients in the Firm's key market segments."

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Johnston spent twenty years as an attorney in the Tax and Estate Planning Practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. There, she specialized in estate and tax planning for individual clients, the representation of fiduciaries, and the administration of estates and trusts.

Ms. Johnston’s experience includes planning and drafting revocable and irrevocable trusts, insurance planning, premarital planning, charitable gift planning, and all aspects of estate administration and probate procedures. She has been certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Johnston is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section. She was named to The Best Lawyers in America list for 2005-2006 in Trusts and Estates, as well as a "Southern California Super Lawyer for 2005" in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. that was published in Los Angeles magazine and the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers.

Ms. Johnston received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1976 and her juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1979.