Allison L. Spruill Profile Summary
Allison Spruill joined Best & Associates in December 1997. In January, 2000, Ms. Spruill became a shareholder, and the firm’s name was changed to Best & Spruill, P.C.
Ms. Spruill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Houston in 1990, and received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in December, 1993. Ms. Spruill’s law school honors and activities included American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts, Legal Research & Writing, receiving the Outstanding Memorandum of Law (Legal Research and Writing); W.J. Williamson Legal Writing Award; Varsity Moot Court (National Champion & Best Brief) for Starr Insurance Law Competition (Hartford, CT); Sutherland Cup Invitational Moot Court-National Runner-Up 1993 (Washington, D.C.); Texas State Moot Court Team; San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition; Spurgeon Bell Moot Court Competition aware (Best Brief). Ms. Spruill was also selected for Advanced Civil Litigation—Varsity Mock Trial and was a member of the Board of Advocates, Order of the Lytae, and Health Law Society.
Ms. Spruill has taught nursing jurisprudence courses and has lectured at various health care professional trade associations across the state. Ms. Spruill has also helped develop and implement Quality Assurance/Risk Management Programs in various health care facilities throughout Texas. Ms. Spruill has served as an adjunct faculty member of the Texas State University Long Term Care Administration Program, and currently serves on the faculty of the Center for Health Education and Research.
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Spruill worked as a legal assistant in the Health Law section of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. While attending law school, Ms. Spruill clerked for the Houston firms of Friend & Associates, L.L.P. and Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas, and Law, with a focus on medical malpractice, general insurance defense, and products liability. Upon graduation in 1993, Ms. Spruill joined Friend & Associates, where she remained until joining Best & Associates in 1997. At Best & Spruill, Ms. Spruill participates in all aspects of trial and regulatory hearings. She also excels in research and is successful in making innovative legal arguments.
Ms. Spruill is licensed by the State Bar of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Spruill is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Travis County Bar Association, and Travis County Bar Foundation. She has also served on the Lawyers for Literacy Committee of the Houston Bar Association and co-authored “The Phantom of the Corporate Operation: Criminal Liability,” the feature article in the November/December 1992 issue of The Houston Lawyer.
Ms. Spruill was invited to become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a select group of lawyers who have obtained verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million dollars. Less than 1% of lawyers in the entire county are members of this distinguished forum.