State Bar of Texas past President Allan DuBois, 76, died January 9, 2022, in San Antonio. He served as president of the State Bar of Texas from 2015 to 2016, focusing his efforts on raising awareness of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and funding for the Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust, which provides financial help to Texas attorneys, judges, and law students who need treatment for substance use, depression, and other mental health issues.
DuBois’ candid disclosure of his previous alcohol dependency and decades-long sobriety instilled hope that recovery is possible, and his awareness efforts raised more than $500,000 for the Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust during his State Bar presidency.
DuBois was a solo practitioner in the Law Office of Allan K. DuBois in San Antonio, where he handled civil litigation and appeals, mediation, and arbitration.
He served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors as a member of the Executive Committee, Professional Development Program Committee, and Nominations and Elections Committee. DuBois was a Texas Bar Foundation trustee and served as the foundation’s grants chair.
He was an adviser to the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution and Military and Veterans Law sections and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and Legal Services to the Poor committees. DuBois was a frequent speaker at TLAP CLEs and seminars and at the time of his death was serving as chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics Board of Trustees and a member of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee.
He was a former president of the San Antonio Bar Association, a founding member and volunteer attorney for Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, a former member of the District 10 Grievance Committee Professional Enhancement Panel, and a Texas Bar Foundation sustaining life fellow.
DuBois received numerous professional awards, including the St. Thomas More Award from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2017 for bringing attention to mental health and substance use issues in the legal profession; the inaugural Community Champion Award from the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness in 2019 for his work as a member and officer of the council’s board of directors; and an Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation in 2021 for exhibiting “the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.”
DuBois is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pam; sons, Christopher DuBois and Andrew DuBois; daughter, Rebecca Fralix; brother, Paul DuBois; sisters, Kathryn Boenisch, Mary McKay, Barbara Riovo, Diane Carol, Joan Vorauer, Christine McComas, and Patricia DuBois; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His full obituary can be found here.