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Amber Renee Spurlock

DUI and DWI Attorney at League City, TX

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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If you need aggressive representation to fight your DWI, Amber Spurlock uses her experience and training to challenge your case every step of the way. 

 

After years of prosecuting in Military Courts-Martial and Federal Courts while an Active Duty Air Force JAG, Amber Spurlock is excited to be back home in Texas defending clients facing criminal charges.  Over the past few years, she's focused on getting hands-on experience with the tests and instruments cops and prosecutors use against you when you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  

 

Whether you only did field sobriety tests or you also gave a blood or breath test, Ms. Spurlock has the experience and certifications to aggressively challenge your case. It's the extra step of becoming certified to both administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and teach the SFST Certification Courses that gives her the edge to hold officers accountable.  

 

Working hands-on with the Intoxilyzer 5000, the breath test instrument, and the Gas Chromatograph, the instrument used to test your blood, she has the knowledge to extensively challenge both the human error and instrument error that often occurs during the tests, resulting in falsely high alcohol concentrations.

 

If you want educated, experienced, aggressive DWI defense on your side, contact Amber Spurlock at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.  She will fight your case and get the results you want!

 

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Hands-on experience with the instrument gives me the experience and knowledge to aggressively challenge your DWI breath test.
Trial Team in Bagdad, Iraq, for Army Captain charged with murder for ordering the deaths of two Iraqi civilians.
Iraq deployment 2009-2010
Learning Gas Chromatography from the man himself, Dr. Harold McNair.  An attorney MUST understand the science behind the blood test to adequately challenge your DWI.
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Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Posted by Jason | October 30, 2013
When your facing serious issues, you want nothing but the best to represent you
Amber is an unbelievable asset to have represent you. She is well spoken and extremely professional. Her greatest strength has to be her ability to extend her knowledge of the ever changing state and federal laws; while also becoming familiar with a multitude of other industries. For example, Amber has an understanding of the scientific/chemical engineering involved with the collection of physical evidence. She attends hands-on classes and seminars where she gains extensive knowledge regarding proper procedures and the science involved. She is diligent in her research and I believe there is not one area of concern she will not address with same intensity for the strict purpose of identifying all angles in your case.
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Posted by Jeff | June 6, 2015
DWI Charge with a 30 Year Offer from the D.A.'s Office! Found "Not Guilty" by a Jury due to Amber Spurlock and her associate!
April 15, 2012 I was arrested for a DWI. I had a history of DWI convictions. The District Attorney was ruthless. I was on Parole and could not bond out. I went to trial and was found NOT GUILTY on April 2, 2015. Yes, I was found NOT GUILTY after sitting in jail 2-1/2 years. I felt my neck under the boot of an impatient, Byzantine legal bureaucracy of Galveston County. The true blessing and hope was that I was in good hands with Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock on my side. I was in the conservative court of Judge Lonnie Cox, which is said to favor the State. I was summoned to his chambers and was greeted by an Electric Chair sitting next to the photo of him and his bride. One could not feel any less comfortable. The Galveston Police officer had a story and so did I. Both stories conflicted each other. Tad Nelson listened to every word I had to say and he asked all the right questions. Tad and his team did their research, and did a great job doing so. Thanks to Amber Spurlock with Tad Nelson, we won! I am forever grateful for all the attention he gave me and the fact that she paid attention to what I had to say. I tell everyone I know about Amber Spurlock and Tad Nelson because of their great work. It was a very stressful time and Amber was there for me. A case like this is very hard to win, but I believed in myself and more important my lawyer Amber Spurlock. -Jeff Walters
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Posted by Bill | May 8, 2014
Amber Spurlock
I recently hired Amber to defend myself in a very difficult situation. Amber put me at ease and thoroughly researched my case. When in trial she was well prepared, opportunistic and demonstrated excellent courtroom skills. Her judgment and performance were excellent. I highly recommend her for defense matters.
Posted by jeremy | January 5, 2013
she was a good attorney
She was good and helped out alot and kept me verry well informed
Posted by Taylor | January 4, 2013
Taylor Austin's review of Amber Spurlock
Amber Spurlock is an acceptional attorney. She was very helpful to me throughout the the case. She kept me updated on everything I needed to know. If I had questions for her, she answered them. Everything I needed, she was there with the answers or help. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Tad Nelson & Associates
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jim Medley & Associates
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Tad Nelson & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • US Air Force
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Tad Nelson & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Florida
  • Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology
  • 2016
  • South Texas College Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Southwest Texas State University
  • Masters Degree in Communications
  • 2002
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Sonnenburg
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. T.A. - 325441
  • Dismissed
  • State v. R.T. - 1786212
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Forensic Lawyer Scientist
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2014
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test - Instructor
  • Robert LaPier
  • 2013
  • Jay Zagler Forensic Alcohol Testing Consultant
  • Jay Zagler Forensic Alcohol Testing Consultant
  • 2013
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test - Practioner
  • As Recognized by NHTSA
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Stuart Kinard Materials
  • Cross Examination of the Blood Draw Nurse
  • 2014
  • GCCLA Monthly Luncheon
  • MDTs - It Takes 50% of The Time to Do 90% of The Work
  • 2014
  • GCCDLA CLE Monthly Luncheon
  • Blood Discovery Basics
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Stuart Kinard
  • Cross Examination of the Blood Draw Nurse
  • 2014
  • Lone Star DWI: Blood 101
  • Trial Recap: Felony DWI with Blood Evidence
  • 2014
  • GCCLA Monthly CLE Luncheon
  • Mobile Data Terminal Records
  • 2014
  • DWI: The Future
  • Blood Test Discovery: Using It To Win Your Blood Test Trial
  • 2014
  • GCCDLA Monthly CLE Luncheon
  • Blood Discovery Basics
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (2)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is an outstanding young criminal defense attorney and has earned a state-wide reputation for her defense of clients charged with DWI and intoxication based offenses. She is smart, hard working and relates well with her clients. When judges and prosecutors see Amber in their court, they know they have an excellent lawyer to contend with."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I would recommend Amber to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney, her understanding of the science that is necessary in defending a DUI/DWI case is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Spurlock is a shining star in DWI defense. I have had the pleasure of personally witnessing the tireless work that she puts into her craft. She is an incredible DWI attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is a tough attorney that gets the job done. I have seen Amber take on tough cases with ease and fight until it is dismissed. If Amber is your attorney, you are in a good place."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amber is an absolutely fabulous attorney. I had the great pleasure of working with her while in the USAF JAG Corps. She works with strict attention to detail, is quick on her feet, confident always, and does everything with passion and a beautiful smile! I give this wonder woman the highest endorsement!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber has a very effective technique in dealing with prosecutors and judges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is well known and shows a great desire to learn and defend her clients. I met her at a gas chromatography course where she demonstrated knowledge and ability. I highly recommend Amber."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have had the pleasure of knowing Amber for several years,including the time she served in Iraq as a JAG in the Air Force.Since entering private practice,she has developed a reputation for professionalism and respect by her peers. I have personally seen the appreciation her clients have for the individual attention she gives to each of their cases.Amber is always eager to learn the latest developments in the criminal law,particularly scientific evidence. Amber is an aggresive advocate for her clients and will vigorously defend their rights."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is a hardworking and a diligent attorney that will fight for justice in your case. I worked with Amber in the JAG corps and was always impressed with her professionalism and dedication to her cases. I would recommend Amber to anyone looking for a DUI attorney in League City."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. After dedicating several years of her life and career to serving our country, Amber has returned to private practice. Empathy and compassion are two of the many fine qualities she exhibits in representing her clients. Highly respected by both judges and prosecutors, Amber knows the law well and does a great job for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amber is a young lawyer with a skill set way beyond her experience. She has a keen understand of the law and in her DWI practice she has developed quite a reputation for mastering the science. In the circles I run in she has become the authority on all blood issues in DWI cases. She also possesses a confidence that can only come from prosecuting cases in the Red Zone in Iraq; yes I do believe that Amber's experience as a Captain in the United States Air Force and her deployment to Iraq has provided her with a perspective and benefit that very few attorneys will ever understand. I would tell anybody that hires Amber that they are getting a fighter that is willing to go to the mattresses to get great results for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amber Spurlock. I met Amber several years ago when she returned from her service in Iraq as a U. S. Air force Lawyer. Since then, Amber has made it a point to understand the science behind DWI breath and blood testing. Amber stays on the cutting edge by participating in continuing legal education in the areas of criminal law and DWI/DUI defense. When I have a legal question, Amber is a one of the first people I call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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League City DUI and DWI Lawyer Amber Renee Spurlock
Amber Renee Spurlock
DUI and DWI Attorney
League City, TX
Licensed for 15 years