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Amber Liddell Alwais

Amber Liddell Alwais

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony

About Me

Amber Liddell Alwais is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters, including traditional and non-traditional divorce, custody issues, property division, child support and adoption matters.

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 vice president of the San Antonio Bar Association Family Law section.

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 selected three consecutive years to San Antonio's Top Attorneys list published by S.A. Scene Magazine

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2009, Amber is licensed to practice law in Texas state district courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the Supreme Court of Texas. She is a former staff attorney for the Civil District Judges of Bexar County. A 1996 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1993.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Family: 50%
    19 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    19 years
  4. Alimony: 5%
    19 years
  5. Child Support: 5%
    19 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Laura D. Heard

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Laura Heard Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Spenser Reese Housewright

    Amber is a wonderful attorney and a strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Spenser Housewright Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing and Anderson, L.L.P.

1717 Tower Life Building
San Antonio, TX, 78205



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the YearN/A2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
InstructorSan Antonio College2006 - 2014
Associate JudgeCity of San Antonio2006 - 2009
PartnerMcCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP2006 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2013 - Present
Bexar County Women's Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Bexar County Women's Bar AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2007
Bench BrunchChairman2003 - 2005
Bexar County Women's Bar AssociationChairman2002 - 2005
State Bar CollegeMember2001 - Present
CASA of San AntonioBoard Member2001 - 2006
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember1996 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Judicial Section Annual ConferenceHere Comes Grandma and She is One Tough Customer; She is a Minor. She is Pregnant. She doesn't Want to Tell Her Parents2002
Judicial SeminarWhen Your Opponent Has a Fool for a Client: Facing the Pro Se Party2000
Judicial SeminarGetting Through a Jane Doe Application from Begining to End: The Parental By-Pass Notification Act2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Sam Houston State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Extreme Family Law MakeoverFamily Law2013