About Us

P&S is located just minutes away from both the federal and state courthouses in Beaumont, Jefferson County Texas. However, the firm‚ geographic practice area includes all state and federal courts in North, South, and East Texas, and federal courts in the Western District of Louisiana.

“We are dedicated trial attorneys committed to providing skillful, ethical, and efficient legal representation to our clients.”
~ Gordon R. Pate, Founding Member, P&S;

Our History

In 1954, Gordon R. Pate began the practice of law in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, an area known for developing successful trial lawyers. In 1966, Mr. Pate founded the law firm known today as P&S.; 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.

A Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent-rated law firm, P&S; enjoys longstanding, trusted, relationships with its clients, many of whom have been clients for several decades. The firm is committed to excellence in litigation, which is achieved by trial lawyers who efficiently prepare the most complex of civil cases and present them persuasively and effectively to a jury.