Rachel Ambler received her Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She is a member of The John M. Harlan Society and Phi Delta Phi. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
While in law school, Ms. Ambler was on the St. Mary’s Law Journal. Ms. Ambler served internships in both the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She was a summer clerk for the Hon. Robert Junell, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. While in law school, she clerked for a prestigious civil and bankruptcy litigation firm in San Antonio.
Ms. Ambler has authored several magazine articles, legal book reviews, and published law journal articles. She co-authored a comprehensive legal textbook on Texas Community Property and Marital Law, which is now in its second edition. Her textbook is being used at St. Mary's University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law.
Ms. Ambler is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. She also serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Listserv Committee.
Ms. Ambler is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and New Mexico. She is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of New Mexico, the Western District of Texas, and the Northern District of Texas. She is a Member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, The Texas Bar Association, the Midland County Bar Association, the Ector County Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and the Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Rachel Ambler was honored by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association as the winner of the 2018 John Howie Spirit of Mentorship Award. She is a 2022 and 2021 Texas Super Lawyer and a 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Ms. Ambler is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs, helping keep her fellow Texas attorneys up to date on Texas trial practice, Texas case law, and changes to Texas law. Some of these include:
- "Commerical Vehicles in the Oilfield" paper and presentation to Texas Trial Lawyers Association at 2020 Commerical Vehicle & Trucking Virtual Seminar CLE (October 2020)
- "Managing Client Expectations at Intake" paper and presentation to Texas Trial Lawyers Association at 2020 Car Wrecks Virtual Seminar & CLE (September 2020)
- "She Said, He Said: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives and Damages" paper and presentation with defense attorney Denis Dennis, of Kelly, Morgan, Dennis, Corzine & Hansen, PC, to University of Texas Law CLE at 2020 Car Crash Seminar (August 2020)
- "Managing Client Expectations at Intake" paper and presentation to Texas Trial Lawyers Association at 2020 Car Wrecks Seminar (February 2020)
- "7 Ways Plaintiffs Can Destroy Their Own Cases & How to Avoid Those Pitfalls" paper and presentation to Texas Trial Lawyers Association at 2019 Annual Meeting & CLE (November 2019)
- "Chapter 95 and Duties Owed to Contractors" paper and presentation to Texas Trial Lawyers Association at Commercial Vehicle, 18-Wheeler & Oilfield CLE (August 2019)
- "The Client’s Right to Know, The Attorney’s Duty to Disclose” presented to Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association (June 28, 2017)
- Guest Speaker, Community Property class, St. Mary’s University School of Law (February 2014)