Karen L. Spivey Shareholder

Beaumont, Houston
  • t: 409-835-5011
  • KarenSpivey@mehaffyweber.com

Born in Fort Hood, Texas in 1961, Karen L. Spivey is an experienced and distinguished legal jurist. She obtained her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Houston and went on to graduate from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986. Ms. Spivey is one of only a select few Texas lawyers to achieve the designation of being Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993.

Clients say, “Karen always delivered quality assessment and strategic legal strategy. She had a great compass to guide a case to a good disposition.”

Ms. Spivey practices law in Beaumont, Texas, and she was selected to Super Lawyers for 2008 – 2010 and 2015 – 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other factors. In addition, her industry accolades also include selection for inclusion in the American Board of Trial Advocates, being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyer®” AV® Preeminent™ Rated, and being recognized by Best Lawyers®. Ms. Spivey has tried over 90 cases to verdict. She represents one of the world’s largest retailers in tort cases filed in Southeast Texas.

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (1986)
  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Economics, (1983)
    • Cum Laude
  • State of Texas, 1986
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1993
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Advocate member of the Houston Chapter
  • First Judicial District Bar Association of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
    • Professionalism Award Committee Chair 2012-2016
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jefferson County Pro Bono Program Volunteer
  • Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Current Elder, Past Deacon
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters (2008 – 2010, 2015-2023)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Named the Best Lawyers® 2024 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Beaumont
    • Named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” in Beaumont
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Insurance (2020-2024)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2022-2024)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2022-2024)
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel Member for Eastern District of Texas, 2011
  • United States Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Advisory Committee Member
  • Fraudulent Joinder of the Independent Adjuster,” 14th Annual Texas Insurance Law Seminar.