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Amber L. Fly

Associate | afly@smsm.com
Associate | Austin, TX
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Amber L. Fly is an associate attorney focusing her practice on civil defense litigation and complex commercial litigation. Before joining Segal McCambridge’s Austin office, Ms. Fly served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Ronald B. King of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. While in law school, Ms. Fly obtained experience in consumer, commercial, and real estate litigation. She also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Justice Rebeca C. Martinez of the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas.

In addition to receiving her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, Ms. Fly also received a Business Law Concentration Certificate and an Excellence in Legal Research Certificate. She served as the Executive Comment Editor of the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal and was recognized for having the top student comment. She also served as an editor for the Texas Bank Lawyer, as a Legal Practice Teaching Fellow, and as a Legal Researcher for Advanced Bankruptcy. In addition, Ms. Fly was a semi-finalist at the 24th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court competition. Committed to public service, Ms. Fly graduated with pro bono honors.

Before attending law school, Ms. Fly graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She was a member of the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society.

Outside of the legal arena, Ms. Fly enjoys running, visiting art museums, and listening to live music.

Honors

  • American Bankruptcy Institute's Medal of Excellence

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section, Young Lawyer Committee, Publications Liaison
  • The Honorable Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Young and New Members Committee, Member

PANELS

  • Panelist, Behind the Chamber Door, San Antonio Bar Association (July 2017)
  • Panelist, Post-Confirmation Jurisdiction in Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Cases: The Mystery Continues, Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference (2016)

Author

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for Fees: How the Supreme Court Negatively Influenced the Award of Administrative Fees Under 11 U.S.C. § 330, 3 BUS. & BANKR. L. J. 149 (2016)
  • Baker Botts L.L.P. v. ASARCO, LLC: No Compensation for Defending Fee Application on Appeal, BUS. & BANKR. L.J.: BANKR. BULLETIN (2015)

co-author

  • Recent Developments Supp. Case Law Update, State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference (2017)
  • Post-Confirmation Jurisdiction in Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Cases: The Mystery Continues, Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference (2016)

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (2016)

St. Mary's University, B.A., Philosophy (2013)

Admissions

  • Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas