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    Reid Spiller sits in the Spiller and Spiller conference room after being named Assistant City Attorney. Spiller learned he passed the bar exam Oct. 25. Photo/Trevor M. Wyatt

Reid Spiller named Assistant City Attorney

Reid Spiller was appointed Assistant City Attorney at the Jacksboro City Council meeting Oct. 28.

Reid joins his brother Mason Spiller and is working directly under his father David Spiller, the Jacksboro City Attorney. Reid said this was something he had been hoping to do his entire life.

“(The appointment) means everything to me,” Reid said. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do; I’d always planned to come back to Jacksboro and help with the family business.”

The family business is Spiller and Spiller, an abstract company and law firm. The law firm started in 1986, but the abstract business was founded by Reid and Mason’s great-great grandfather in 1888, making it the oldest family-owned business in Jack County.

Reid Spiller graduated from Jacksboro High School in 2013, before heading to Baylor to study business administration. He received his bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2016 and started his studies toward a law degree in February of 2017.

Reid said law school was very difficult and he pointed at his brother to back him up. He said despite the difficulties he felt his education prepared him for his appointment.

“Baylor definitely tries to prepare you for real-world experience,” he said. “They follow the Socratic Method. They stand you up in class and they drill you. You might be standing up in front of people for 30, 45 minutes to an hour, just you and the professor going back and forth.”

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, November 6 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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