Kevin Spencer graduated from Cistercian Preparatory School in 1985 and earned a B.A. in Business and a B.A. in Psychology from Austin College in 1989. Then, Kevin then left Texas to study law at the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1992. Kevin began his law practice in August 1992 and was licensed to practice law in Texas on May 7, 1993. After practicing with and becoming a partner at a prominent estate and trust litigation firm for more than 15 years, Kevin started his own law firm on September 1, 2007, as a solo practitioner and his practice has grown to 4 attorneys.
Kevin has experience in all aspects of litigation and has, himself, tried cases before judges and juries to verdict and has argued to appellate courts. Kevin appears in court almost every week from proving up wills, administrations, or guardianships to arguing more complex and contested matters. Kevin is ready to go trial in any case, which adds value to his clients’ cases for settlement purposes. Consequently, he has had great success in negotiating settlements both in and outside the mediation process. Further, Kevin has also been certified as a mediator in Texas since 2012 and attempts to facilitate settlements for others as well. In addition, Kevin is dedicated to providing pro bono services to the poor and indigent and has taken numerous case referrals from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Legal Services of North Texas.
Kevin has devoted a large amount of time to writing scholarly papers, law review articles, and speaking to various bar sections; in that regard, he has assisted in writing brochures for indigent or pro se parties.
Kevin was a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Leadership Class of 2002, which was instrumental in organizing, in conjunction with the 7-11 Corporation, the Education is Freedom Luncheon with Bob Dole held on October 9, 2003; a charitable event. The latter has led him into leadership positions. Kevin currently serves on the Dallas Bar Association – Probate, Trust and Estates Section Committee and is its current Program Chair.
Kevin is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and a Lifetime Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation. He is also a former President of the Cistercian Alumni Association.
Kevin enjoys intellectual endeavors and discussions, reading and spending time with his family, particularly in tropical locales.