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.

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
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

  • 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)
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    •  Vice President (2018 - 2019)
  • 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
  • Children's Hunger Fund
  • 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
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