I am passionate about helping families recover after tragedy.
My trial practice includes representing people who have been injured at industrial and construction sites, burn victims, families of those killed in major car collisions, and individuals negligently injured in many other settings.
I also represent children who have been injured or who have lost their parents as the result of someone else’s choices.
To serve the community, I also work as a volunteer ‘pro bono’ attorney. In that role, I have won several victories in pro bono cases representing non-profit groups and indigent clients on issues ranging from denial of Medicaid benefits to divorce proceedings in Travis County District Court.
I have lived all over, including stints in Dallas, Texas, Katy, Texas, and brief time in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I practiced under my former name, Amber MacIver, until I recently married the love of my life in 2018. My family and I live in Austin, Texas, and we love the Hill Country, hiking and barbeque.
Education & Experience
B.A. (with high honors), psychology, The University of Texas, 2002
J.D. (with high honors), The University of Texas School of Law, 2006
Order of the Coif
Endowed Presidential Scholarships
Member of The Review of Litigation
State Bar of Texas
Austin Bar Association, Environmental Section
Environmental Law Institute
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Austin Board Member
“Environmental Liabilities in Real Estate Transactions,” Speech at the University of Houston Law Center CLE, Houston, March 2008
“The Changing Face of Offshore Environmental Regulation,” Speech for the West LegalEd Center CLE webinar, June 2012
“Offshore Oil and Gas,” Speech at the State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Environmental Superconference, August 2012
“Gulf of Mexico Compliance Challenges: Turbulent Times in Calm Waters” 64th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, Institute for Energy Law, February 2013
"Asset Protection from a Litigator's Point of View," Speech at the Texas Forum Bi-Annual CLE, Houston, February 2017
"Insurance Law 101 from a Personal Injury Perspective," Speech to the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Austin CLE, January 2018
Baker Botts, L.L.P, 2006 to 2013
Erskine & Blackburn, L.L.P. 2013 to present
Admitted to Practice:
All State Courts in Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Honors and Awards:
Selected by Texas Monthly in 2013 and 2016 as a “Rising Star” in the Super Lawyer publication.
Recipient of the Judge Gee Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service award, 2007
Selected by Texas Monthly in 2013-2018 as a "Rising Star" in the Super Lawyer publication.
“Settlement Policy and Practice as a Centerpiece of the Superfund Program,” Law of Environmental Protection, Environmental Law Institute (Steven Leifer, Michael Heister, Megan Berge and Blake Hudson, co-authors) 2008-2009
“Intervening To Oppose A CERCLA Consent Decree,” Environmental Law360 article, Nov. 2, 2010