Broadus Spivey, 84, of Austin, died May 8, 2021. He served as president of the State Bar of Texas from 2001 to 2002.
Spivey was a partner in Spivey & Grigg in Austin before he retired in 2019. He practiced law for 57 years and was recognized by the State Bar as a 50-Year Lawyer in 2012. Spivey served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. He received the Texas Bar College Professionalism Award in 1998, a State Bar Presidents’ Award in 1999, and was recognized as one of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section’s Texas Legal Legends.
During his term as president, he established three priorities including the middle school student mediation project, the implementation and development of the then-newly created Texas Access to Justice Commission, and the continued improvement of the State Bar of Texas website.
Spivey served as chair of the State Bar of Texas Tort & Compensation Section and as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. He represented the bar in the courtroom and on appeal.
Spivey was a former president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. He served on the American Association of Trial Lawyers Board of Governors and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Board of Directors.
Spivey was a Texas Bar Foundation life fellow and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and American College of Trial Lawyers. He was director of Texas Lawyers for Public Justice. Spivey was an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.