Former TCAA Co-Chair Roy Hailey Memorialized by the Texas Legislature as an Extraordinary National Leader and Advocate

Scholarship Created in his Name to Advance Professionalism in the Management of Community Associations


Austin, TX – May 7, 2015””The Texas Legislature today posthumously honored the memory and legacy of nationally recognized community association attorney Roy Hailey of Houston.

Roy Hailey was an extraordinary individual, attorney, and advocate. He died too young at the age of 59. At the time of his death he was serving as co-chair of Texas Community Association Advocates, a lobby organization that advocates on behalf of community associations and their members.

Roy Hailey’s intellect and charisma took him from the family farm near Rosebud, Texas, where he was raised, to being a nationally recognized leader in his field. In addition to countless hours spent advocating for his clients’ interests at the Texas Capitol, his volunteerism extended to other areas, including his service for Houston’s Grace Presbyterian Church, for which he served as an elder for the 12 years preceding his death.

“The passing of Roy Hailey of Houston on February 16, 2015, at the age of 59, has brought a profound loss to the family, friends, and colleagues of this accomplished Texan. He was my friend, my colleague and a great man. We will miss him dearly but are proud his legacy will live on through his many accomplishments and his loving family,” said Pam Bailey, a longtime friend, TCAA board member and President of Houston based Chaparral Management Company.

To honor his memory, Bailey and her company Chaparral Management Company and partners at Roy’s law firm, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey have established The Roy Hailey Memorial Education Foundation. The entity was established as a Texas non-profit corporation and was formed for the purpose of advancing professionalism in the management of community associations by providing educational opportunities and scholarships to managers of community associations working toward industry certifications.

“It is our hope that managers who are working toward their PCAM designation, the highest certification in community association field, but have financial hurdles, can apply for a scholarship to the foundation and that annually scholarships can be awarded. The amount and number of scholarships is dependent upon the initial and continued funding of the Foundation. Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC and Chaparral Management together will be depositing the first $10,000.00 to kick off the fund raising efforts,” said Marc Markel, partner of the firm.

Hailey was a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1981; he was a longtime partner in the firm of Butler & Hailey in Houston, and he specialized in representing community associations, earning a distinguished reputation for his effective advocacy. He also volunteered extensively, serving as president of the Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, and he was an acclaimed author on topics of relevance to community associations. In addition, he joined legislative action groups in their behalf, and he most recently served as co-chair of the Texas Community Association Advocates.

Sustained by his strong faith and genuine zest for life, Roy Hailey enjoyed a rewarding marriage of more than three decades with his wife, June, and he was deeply devoted to their sons, Andrew and Niels. He delighted in the company of his friends and loved ones, and he could often be found driving a boat on Lake Travis or spending time on his ranch in Baileyville, riding horses, tending cattle, and hunting with his sons.

“Roy Hailey was a champion for his clients and a caring family man and friend, and although he is sorely missed by all who knew him, he will forever be remembered with great admiration and affection,” said Connie Heyer, Co-Chair of TCAA and partner in the law firm of Niemann & Heyer LLP in Austin.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to honor the memory of Roy Hailey and his dedication to community association education, please forward your check to the The Roy Hailey Memorial Education Foundation to 2800 Post Oak Blvd., 57th Floor, Houston, Texas 77056. You can also email Marc Markel at

Texas Community Association Advocates is the public policy voice of community associations and the professionals who serve them. TCAA’s mission is to create an environment that supports the development of well-governed, well-managed community associations.