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Amber Renee Spurlock

About me

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!



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Malone Ferguson

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jason Ferguson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kyle Reeves Sampson

    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.


    Kyle Sampson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tad Nelson & Associates

820 East Main
League City, TX, 77573


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Forensic Lawyer ScientistAmerican Chemical Society2014
Standardized Field Sobriety Test - InstructorRobert LaPier2013
Jay Zagler Forensic Alcohol Testing ConsultantJay Zagler Forensic Alcohol Testing Consultant2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Test - PractionerAs Recognized by NHTSA2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateTad Nelson & Associates2012 - Present
AssociateJim Medley & Associates2012 - 2012
AssociateTad Nelson & Associates2011 - 2012
Assistant Staff Judge AdvocateUS Air Force2008 - 2011
AssociateTad Nelson & Associates2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. T.A. - 325441Dismissed
State v. R.T. - 1786212Dismissed
State v. W.D.Two cases dismissed, one reduced to State Jail and 12.44(a) punishment, time served...client went home to his family
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Publication nameTitleDate
Stuart Kinard MaterialsCross Examination of the Blood Draw Nurse2014
GCCLA Monthly LuncheonMDTs - It Takes 50% of The Time to Do 90% of The Work2014
GCCDLA CLE Monthly LuncheonBlood Discovery Basics2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaForensic ToxicologyOther - Masters2016
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Southwest Texas State UniversityCommunications/MarketingOther - Masters2002
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityRadio/TVOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stuart KinardCross Examination of the Blood Draw Nurse2014
Lone Star DWI: Blood 101Trial Recap: Felony DWI with Blood Evidence2014
GCCLA Monthly CLE LuncheonMobile Data Terminal Records2014
DWI: The FutureBlood Test Discovery: Using It To Win Your Blood Test Trial2014
GCCDLA Monthly CLE LuncheonBlood Discovery Basics2013