University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1995
Brown University, B.A. in History, 1989
A lifetime of playing sports has taught Amy Warr the value of teamwork. Her collaborative nature has proven invaluable in many high-profile appeals. Whether handling some of Texas’ most important appeals as a former Assistant Solicitor General, or securing the release of over 400 children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Amy believes in robust, organized teamwork. She encourages trial lawyers and clients to remain actively involved in appellate proceedings.
Amy keeps an active pro bono docket and enjoys work that has a personal impact on her clients. The Yearning for Zion Ranch case, for example, was the largest child-protection case in United States history. Amy worked in partnership with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and represented thirty mothers, winning the return of their children through a writ of mandamus.
At Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, Amy handles appeals in a variety of areas, including trade secrets, eminent domain, personal injury, and governmental immunity. At the beginning of her career, Amy served as a briefing attorney for Justice Craig Enoch of the Supreme Court of Texas. Amy argued her first case to the Supreme Court of Texas as a second-year associate, winning a hard-earned victory against a veteran Supreme Court practitioner – current firm colleague Doug Alexander. These days, they try to be on the same side whenever possible.
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008 – present
Selected to Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and Top 50 Lawyers in Central / West Texas, by Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – present
Austin Appellate Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America – 2020
Pro Bono Award, 2015 – Travis County Women Lawyers Association
Frank J. Scurlock Award for pro bono accomplishments, 2019 – State Bar of Texas
Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005