In 1954, Gordon R. Pate began the practice of law in Beaumont, Texas, an area known for developing successful trial lawyers. In 1966, Mr. Pate founded the law firm known today as Pate & Spivey. As a hardworking civil defense attorney, Mr. Pate honed his advocacy skills before East Texas juries and developed a reputation as a dedicated, ethical, and successful trial lawyer. In 1987, Karen L. Spivey joined the firm as an associate. She learned the art of advocacy from Mr. Pate, her mentor, and quickly developed a reputation of her own as a successful, ethical, and hardworking trial attorney. Together, the two lawyers built a law firm based on principles of integrity to the legal profession, unwavering dedication to their clients, and experience in the courtroom.
MehaffyWeber is proud to have these experienced and dedicated lawyers as part of our team.