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Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Criminal Defense, Litigation, Business, State, Local And Municipal Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 35%
    38 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    36 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    37 years, 250 cases
  4. Litigation: 15%
    36 years, 100 cases
  5. State, Local And Municipal Law: 10%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases

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Fees:

Hourly ($500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

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Contact Info

Law Office of Spencer W. Kopf, P.C.

5769 Belt Line Road
Suite 204
Dallas, TX, 75254

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Partially Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2000

    updated

    Partially probated suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior

    Spencer’s comment: “The sole finding for sanctioning was that I had "failed to properly supervise a non-attorney assistant to ensure that her conduct was compatible with [my] professional obligations as an attorney." My new office had opened in Dec.'95. The assistant's "conduct" in question occurred over a five month span (01/96-05/96), while I was traveling back and forth from Dallas to NY to assist my mother during my father's terminal illness. My father passed in Aug.'96. I terminated the assistant in May '96.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Brother of the Year- now renamed after Spencer KopfTheta Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity2007
Special RecognitionTexas Municipal Courts Association1986
Special RecognitionTarrant County Black Bar Association1985
Nominee for the Texas Judicial Review CommissionTexas Supreme Court1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Spencer W. Kopf, P.C.2005 - Present
In House CounselStevenson Golf, Inc.2002 - 2004
Outside Corporate CounselAmerica's Auto Auction & PAACO Automotive2000 - 2002
Outside Corporate CounselPAACO Automotive1998 - 1999
Contracted AssociationRolle Law Firm1996 - 1998
N/ALaw Office of Spencer W. Kopf1995 - 1996
Asst. Municipal Court JudgeCity of Mesquite1992 - 1997
Outside Corporate CounselDrew Pearson Marketing, Inc.1991 - 1995
ShareholderGinsburg Brusilow & Walker, P.C.1989 - 1991
ShareholderFriedman & Ginsburg, P.C.1988 - 1989
Municipal Court JudgeCity of Allen1982 - 1987
Senior PartnerWilmarth & Kopf, P.A.1980 - 1987
N/ALaw Office of Spencer W. Kopf1979 - 1980
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Dallas1977 - 1979
Contract SpecialistW.F. Sports Enterprises1975 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Municipal Courts AssociationPresident1986 - 1987
Texas Municipal Courts AssociationPresident-Elect1985 - 1986
Texas Municipal Courts AssociationState Board1984 - 1985

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Texas v. Jose Trinidad SalasDef. new verdict:8yr Defer Adj. Probation &1K fine
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA v. Evans Engraving & Stamping, Inc.Def. sought a dismissal with prejudice & got it.
State of Texas v. David M. CichyDef. was found Not Guilty by a Jury of his peers.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Dave Pear's BlogFacts Not Fiction in the History of the NFL2013
Dave Pear's Legal Blog on NFL Labor IssuesSpencer Kopf: Stop the Insanity2011
Dave Pear's Legal Blog on NFL labor issuesThe NFLPA-The Stench is Unbearable2011
Dave Pear's Legal Blog on NFL Labor IssuesSpencer Kopf: United We Win, Divided We Lose2011
Dave Pear's Legal Blog on NFL Labor issuesAs Howard Cosell Would Say: Let's Tell It Like It Is!2011
Dave Pear's Legal Blog on NFL Labor IssuesForget Tomorrow- The Time Is Now!2011
IUniverse- PublisherBook titled "The Unbroken Line"2010
Texas Municipal Court Courts Training Center Manual (MCLE Seminar)Trial Procedure1986
Chicago Tribune by Skip Myslenski and Linda KayNot Part of the Pack1985
Texas Municipal Courts Training Centger Manual (MCLE Seminar)Trial Procedure1985
Texas Municipal Courts Training Center Manual (MCLE Seminar)Trial Procedure1984
Texas Municipal Court Training Center Manual (MCLE Seminar)Trial Procedure1983
Dallas Morning News- July 11, 1982Garvey Garbling Player Issues1982

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City UniversityLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1975
Oklahoma City UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts1972
University of PennsylvaniaHistorySpecial Superior High School Student1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sports Talk with Matt FrugalaLegal & Factual Analysis of NFL Labor Lockout2011
Sports Life Radio (Chicago) with Rick KelsheimerNFL Labor Issues-Pre-1993 Retired Players benefits and union leadership misconduct2011
Regional Leadership ConferenceKeynote Address on Leadership2011
CBS Radio-The Fan- Josh & Elf ShowLegal & Factual Analysis of NFL labor Lockout2011
Business Lemonade Radio ShowThe Legal and Factual Analysis of the 2011 NFL labor dispute2011
Dallas County Commissioner's MeetingElection Voter Fraud2010
Guest Lecture: Sports & Entertainment Law Section of Oklahoma City University School of LawThe Art of Negotiating a Major Sport Player Contract2009
Dallas City CouncilSeek to Postpone the Effective Date of the newly passed Smoking Ban Ordinance set to commence April 20092009
Town of Hickory CreekSeek a variance in the Town Ordinance re: Gas Well fence erected to comply and prevent an "attractive nuisance" from happening2007
City of CorinthGas Well drilling permit2007
Town of Hickory Creek Council MeetingGas Well Permit Request2006
Presentation to Dallas Council granting a Rw Water Purchasing ContractPresent Raw Water Purchasing Contract to City Council of Corinth2006
Keynote Speaker at the Annual Awards BanquetBe a Champion On and Off The Playing Field2006
Texas Municipal Court Continued Education (MCLE)Trial Procedure (Jury Trial and TBC)1986
The Art Rust Jr. Show- New York CityThe USFL/NFL football player contract war1985
Texas Municipal Courts Seminar (MCLE)Trial Procedure (Jury Trial and TBC)1985
Texas Municipal Courts Seminar (MCLE)Moot Court (for small municipalities)1985
Tarrant County Black Bar Association Annual SeminarThe Art of Negotiation of a Pro Sport Service Contract1985
Sports Look with Roy Firestone (ESPN Television)The Texas Christian University Football Scandal1985
Annual BanquetOath & Speech as Pres. of TX Muni. Ct. Assoc. (Sworn in by Justice Joe L. Draughn, of the 14th Court of Appeals of Houston, Texas) and nominated for the Texas Judicial Review Commission ( nomination came from the Texas Supreme Court)1985
Texas Municipal Courts Seminar (MCLE)Moot Court (for small municipalities)1984
Texas Municipal Court Continued Education (MCLE)Trial Procedure (Jury Trial and TBC)1984
Sports Look with Roy Firestone (ESPN Television)The Dirty Business of Sports1984
Texas Municipal Court Continued Education (MCLE)Trial Procedure (Jury Trial and TBC)1983
Hon. Spencer Kopf & Sportscaster Norm Hitzgis discuss the ongoing NFL StrikeIrving Community Television discusses: "The ongoing NFL Labor Strike"1982
Keynote Speaker at the National Leadership ConferenceLeading By Example1980