Sarah S. Johnston

Attorney

150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
Montgomery, Alabama

p: (334) 241-8030

f: (334) 241-8230

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Education:

J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, December 2000

B.S., magna cum laude, Auburn University, June 1997

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 2001

Judicial Clerkship

Staff Attorney, Alabama Supreme Court, Justice Jean W. Brown, August 2002 - October 2004

Law Clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, Justice Jean W. Brown, August 2001 - August 2002

Law Clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, Office of the Chief Justice, January 2001 - August 2001

Honors and Awards

National Trial Team

John A. Campbell Moot Court Board

Sarah Johnston practices in the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust section of Capell & Howard, P.C.  As an estate planner, she works with individuals and families to implement their planning goals.  She drafts wills, trusts, prenuptial agreements and a wide array of documents to assist with traditional estate planning, wealth transfer planning, planning for blended families, incapacity planning and special needs planning.

After the death of a loved one, she advises and represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust administrations.  When disputes arise, she represents clients in probate court and provides litigation support for estate and trust matters in state circuit court.  As part of her probate practice, she assists with establishing guardianships and conservatorships.

Publications and Lectures

"Probate Process from Start to Finish" co-presenter, National Business Institute CLE (2013)

"Estate Administration Procedures" co-presenter, National Business Institute (2011)

"Estate Planning is for Everyone" NAIFA South Central Alabama (2011)

"Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements in Estate Planning" South University's Advancing Education CLE (2010)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

American Bar Association

Alabama State Bar

Montgomery County Bar Association

Montgomery Estate Planning Council

Junior League of Montgomery (2004-2013)