Amber M.  Carson
Associate

Amber M. Carson represents clients in civil litigation and all facets of bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings, multi-jurisdictional insolvencies, creditors’ rights, and federal bankruptcy-related litigation matters.

Amber received her B.B.A from the University of Massachusetts in 2009 and her J.D. in 2012 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she participated in the Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein Moot Court Competition, the National Moot Court Competition, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, and the Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of Court. Amber also externed for the Honorable Stacey G. C. Jernigan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Kerry P. FitzGerald, Justice on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Gray Reed, Amber served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harlin D. Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas. 

Representative Experience
  • 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
June 28, 2018 
 Speeches and Presentations
An Overview of the US Bankruptcy Code
2018 Academy of American and International Law
June 26, 2018 
 Thought Leadership
Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes
October 20, 2017 
 Speeches and Presentations
Dallas Bar Association
October 12, 2017 
 Press Releases
2017 
 Thought Leadership
SMU Annual Texas Survey - Volume 3
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    •  Vice President (2018 - 2019)
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Chair (2018 - 2020)  
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2018 - 2019)
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Liaison to the Vice President – Business Bankruptcy (2016 - 2018)
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
    • Communications Chair (2017 - 2019)
  • 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)
    • International Committee (2018)
    • Young & New Members Committee (2018)
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
  • Texas Bar College
  • Turnaround Management Association

Community Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Junior League of Dallas
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