Amy Warr came to Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in 2007 after serving five years as an Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Texas. While at the Solicitor General's office, Amy handled some of the State’s most important appeals.
At ADJT, Amy has handled appeals in a variety of areas, including trade secrets, eminent domain, personal injury, and governmental immunity. She has been involved in prominent mandamus actions, including the largest child-protection case in United States history: the State of Texas’s removal in 2008 of over 400 children from the Yearning for Zion ranch in West Texas. In partnership with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Amy represented thirty mothers and won the return of their children.
Amy believes that robust, organized teamwork produces the best results. She strongly encourages trial lawyers and clients to remain actively involved in appellate proceedings.
Amy has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers since 2008 and in Best Lawyers in America since 2013. She was selected as Austin “Appellate Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 by Best Lawyers. She has also been selected to multiple Texas Super Lawyers “Top” lists, including “Top 50 Women – Texas” and "Top 50 Central / West Texas." Amy has been board-certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005.
Amy graduated from Brown University and the University of Texas School of Law. She served as a briefing attorney for Justice Craig Enoch of the Supreme Court of Texas. In 1999, 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 colleague Doug Alexander). They now try to be on the same side whenever possible.
Amy has an active pro bono docket and chaired the pro bono committee for the Third Court of Appeals at Austin. The Travis County Women Lawyers Association gave Amy its Pro Bono Award for 2015, and Chambers USA shortlisted Amy for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2016. In 2019, the State Bar of Texas honored Amy with its annual Frank J. Scurlock Award for her pro bono accomplishments.
Amy speaks fluent Italian and mediocre Spanish.