Amber Liddell Alwais

Amber Liddell Alwais

Partner, Attorney at Law
Office: San Antonio
Tel: 210-225-5567 Email: LinkedIn:

Biography

Confident, yet compassionate, Amber Liddell Alwais protects her clients, making them feel safe and secure while fighting for them from beginning to end. Amber is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters, including traditional and nontraditional divorce, custody issues, property division, child support and adoption matters.

Prior to joining Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, Amber had the honor of being the first of only two staff attorneys for Bexar County District Judges. There she had the privilege of experiencing the law from both sides of the bench.

In addition to her legal practice, Amber serves as a family law, probate law and criminal law instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also vice president of the San Antonio Bar Association Family Law section.

Amber is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to excellence in this area of law. Board Certification requires continuing education and involvement in the issues of family law, including marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support and ownership of property acquired before and during marriage.

Amber was named the 2003 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Women’s Bar Association of Bexar County in recognition of her contributions to the San Antonio legal community. She also has been honored on both the Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars listings published by Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, and has been regularly selected to San Antonio’s Top Attorneys list published by S.A. Scene magazine.

As a mother and a top-notch litigator, Amber offers a unique perspective. She understands what you’re fighting for and knows the importance of every decision you make and how it will affect your family’s future.

Areas of Practice

100% Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1996

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1997

S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996

U.S. Supreme Court of Texas, 1996

Education

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas

  • J.D. – 1996

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

  • B.A. magna cum laude – 1993

Published Works and Presentations

Understanding Real Value, Advanced Family Law, 2008

Using Summary Judgments in Family Law, Advanced Family Law, 2006

Surviving Presiding Court in Bexar County, Texas, The Anatomy of a Civil Trial, St. Mary’s University

Here Comes Grandma and She is One Tough Customer, Judicial Section Annual Conference, 2002

She is a Minor. She is Pregnant. She Doesn’t Want to Tell Her Parents, Judicial Section Annual Conference, 2002

When Your Opponent Has a Fool for a Client: Facing the Pro Se Party, Judicial Seminar, 2000

Getting Through a Jane Doe Application from Beginning to End: The Parental By-Pass Notification Act, Judicial Seminar, 2000

The San Antonio Pro Se Assistance Program, October, 2000

Classes/Seminars

Extreme Family Law Makeover VIII (Course Director), 2009

Extreme Family Law Makeover VII (Course Director), 2008

Texas Post Adoption Professionals Annual Meeting (Speaker), 2000 – 2005

San Antonio Bar Association CLE Lunches (Speaker), 2002 – 2004

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (Speaker), 2002

Judicial Section Annual Conference (Speaker), 2001 – 2002

Advanced Family Law Seminar (Speaker), 2000

State Bar Leaders Seminar (Speaker), 2000

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2018

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2013 – 2017

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, Legal Division, 2008 – 2010

San Antonio’s Top Attorneys, S.A. Scene Magazine, 2007 – 2010, 2012 – 2014

Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Women’s Bar Association of Bexar County, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

TACA (Texas Association of Court Administrators), Member, 2010 – Present

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member, 2010 – Present

San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2010 – Present

San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice President, 2013 – Present

San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Sergeant at Arms, 2009 – Present

San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2006 – Present

State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member, 2000

College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2001 – Present

Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Member, 2010 – Present

Extreme Family Law Makeover, Course Director, 2008 – 2010

San Antonio Bar Foundation, Member, 2004 – Present

San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 – Present

CASA of San Antonio, Board Member, 2001 – 2006

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Chair, Judicial Liaisons, 2002 – 2005

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Bench Brunch Volunteers Chair, 2007 – Present

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Bench Brunch Volunteers Chair, 2003 – 2005

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Member