Amber Liddell Alwais

Amber Liddell Alwais

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP
 | 310 S St. Mary's St, 26th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-225-5567
Fax: 210-267-7777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Amber Liddell Alwais handles all areas of Family Law matters for her clients. Her practice involves divorce, property division, custody, adoptions, child support, and grandparents’ rights and interstate Family Law issues, as well as appeals. Her experience serving as a former staff attorney for the Civil District Judges of Bexar County has provided her with insight greatly benefiting clients during the litigation process. She is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of complex Family Law issues and serves as an instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio College. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

About Amber Liddell Alwais

Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.ondafamilylaw.com/attorney/amber-liddell-alwais/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2019
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2008-2010
  • San Antonio’s Top Attorneys, S.A. Scene Magazine, 2007–2010, 2012–2017
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Women’s Bar Association of Bexar County, 2003
  • President’s Award, San Antonio Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2012-2013           

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015-Present
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 – Present; Vice-President, 2015-2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Bench Brunch Volunteers Chair, 2007 – Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member, 2010 – Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Sergeant at Arms, 2009 – Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2001 – Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Member, 2004 – Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1997
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Chair, Judicial Liaisons, 2002 – 2005
  • TACA (Texas Association of Court Administrators), Member, 2010 – Present
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice President, 2013 – Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member, 2000
  • Extreme Family Law Makeover, Course Director, 2008 – 2010
  • State Bar of Texas, 1996
  • CASA of San Antonio, Board Member, 2001 – 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court of Texas, 1996
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Bench Brunch Volunteers Chair, 2003 – 2005
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2010 – Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2006 – Present
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Member, 2010 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • When Your Opponent Has a Fool for a Client: Facing the Pro Se Party and Getting Through a Jane Doe Application from Beginning to End: The Parental By-Pass Notification Act 2000 Judicial Seminar
  • Featured, Texas Bar Journal, ”The San Antonio Pro Se Assistance Program,” October 2000
  • Speaker: 2001 and 2002 Judicial Section Annual Conference
  • Presenter, Reconciling the Interdisciplinary Model with the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, Kids First, Parents Second, September 25, 2015
  • Speaker: Texas Association of Domestic Relations Office, 2014; Texas Association of Court Administrators, 2009-2011; Corpus Christi Bar Association Annual CLE, October 2009; Texas Post Adoption Professionals Annual Meeting, 2000-2005; various San Antonio Bar Association CLE Lunches, 2002-2004; Advanced Family Law Course, 2000; State Bar Leaders Seminar, 2000; Texas Wills & Estates Seminar, 1997
  • Co-Course Director, Extreme Family Law Makeover, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018
  • Surviving Presiding Court in Bexar County, Texas, presented annually to St. Mary's University School of Law Students and at Trying a Custody Case on a Shoestring Budget and The Anatomy of a Civil Trial
  • Understanding Real Value, 2008 Advanced Family Law Course
  • Using Summary Judgments in Family Law, 2006 Advanced Family Law Course

Representative Clients:

  • Due to the nature of Family Law, clients are kept confidential.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The National Advocates, Top 100, 2015
  • Associate Judge, City of San Antonio, 2006-2009

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, B.A. magna cum laude, 1993
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Office Location for Amber Liddell Alwais

310 S St. Mary's St
26th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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