Amber M.  Carson
Associate

Going through bankruptcy is never an easy process and having a compassionate and patient advisor can make all the difference. Part of my job is helping my clients understand exactly what approach we're taking and why we're doing so when working towards the best possible outcome in each case.

As an advisor for debtors, creditors, official committees, trustees and other parties in interest, Amber Carson represents clients in all facets of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and federal bankruptcy-related litigation matters. She has guided clients in many different industries, including healthcare, retail, construction, oil and gas, restaurant and manufacturing to successful outcomes in many courts in Texas and across the country.

The core of Amber's expertise in bankruptcy law stems from her judicial clerkship with the Honorable Harlin D. Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas, after law school. Her time viewing hundreds of hearings and gaining a perspective of how judges consider the matters before them gave Amber a unique advantage when solving problems for her clients. Maintaining a relationship with Judge Hale, Amber is often a guest lecturer for Hale's creditor's rights class at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Representative Experience
  • Rockies Region 2006 Limited Partnership, et al., Case No. 18-33513 (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Counsel to the Debtors, two oil and gas limited partnerships
  • Lockwood Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 18-30197 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.): Counsel to the Debtors, international supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and flanges to the oil and gas industry
  • Preferred Care Inc., Case No. 17-44642 (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Vasari, LLC, Case No. 17-44346 (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
Thought Leadership / News
April 19, 2019 
 Speeches and Presentations
Ethical Risks in Social Media Use

Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference

January 11, 2019 
 Speeches and Presentations
Young Lawyers Ask Bankruptcy Judges Hard Questions

Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference 

January 2, 2019 
 Thought Leadership

Presented at the 36th Annual National CLE Conference, Snowmass, Colorado

June 28, 2018 
 Speeches and Presentations
An Overview of the US Bankruptcy Code
2018 Academy of American and International Law
Honors
  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2019)
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Chair (2018 - 2020)  
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2018)
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Liaison to the Vice President – Business Bankruptcy (2016 - 2018)
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • Vice President (2018 - 2019)
    • Mentorship Co-Chair (2017)
    • Sponsorship Co-Chair (2016)
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
    • Membership Co-Chair (2019)
    • Communications Chair (2017 - 2018)
  • American Inns of Court
    • National New Lawyers Task Force, Chair (2018 - 2019)
    • The Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court, Associate
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
    • Leadership Class Member (2017 - 2018)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Business Organization Committee (2018 - 2019)
    • International Committee (2018 - 2019)
    • Young & New Members Committee (2018 - 2019)
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section

Community Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Academy of American and International Law – Faculty Member
  • LegalLine – Volunteer Attorney
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center - Volunteer
  • Children's Hunger Fund - Volunteer
  • North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Volunteer
  • Junior League of Dallas - Member
Education
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2012)
  • B.B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2009)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2012)
Court Admissions
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Reading novels of many different genres, including the Count of Monte Cristo, the Sun Also Rises, and the Other Boleyn Girl
  • Trying out new types of wine and new restaurants in DFW
  • Traveling to new places, both in and outside of the United States