MARTHA S. DICKIE
State Bar President, 2006-2007
Martha Dickie, a partner in Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, L.L.P.
in Austin, practices general litigation. She was employed with Minton,
Burton, Foster, and Collins, P.C. from 1982 to 2004. After graduating
from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980, Dickie served as a
law clerk for U.S. District Judge Jack Roberts in Austin from 1980 to
1982. In 1977, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of
Texas with a B.A. with High Honors in Plan II.
Dickie is a past chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
She has served as a commissioner on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage
Commission, a board member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization,
and a board member of the Austin Child Guidance Center. Dickie served
on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (1989-1992), as trustee of
the Texas Bar Foundation (1992-1995), and as president of the Travis
County Bar Association (1988-1989). She also served as master of the
Austin Inns of Court, parliamentarian of the Travis County Women
Lawyers' Association (1984-1985), and chair of the Criminal Law and
Procedure Section of the Travis County Bar Association (1985-1986).
Dickie received the Outstanding Third-Year Director Award while
serving on the State Bar Board and Presidential Citations in 1997 and
1998 for her service to the Bar. As State Bar President, she helped draw
attention to the issue of depression and other mental illnesses that
can affect lawyers through the important video, “Practicing from