Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts Laywer
Amber M. Pang Parra was born and raised in Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, studying political science. Amber pursued her legal studies in Washington, where she graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. As a Thomas More Scholar at Gonzaga, Amber received a full academic scholarship. While in law school, Amber nurtured her interest in public interest law, completing over 200 hours of pro bono legal service. She earned placement on the Dean’s Honor List and the Dean’s Public Service Honor List. Amber served on the editorial board of the Gonzaga Law Review, received 5 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society), served as Magister of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity, was a member of the American Inns of the Court, and served as student regent to the Gonzaga University Board of Regents. She was active in moot court competitions, helped to plan and organize a CLE program on child maltreatment and neglect, organized speeches by various legal figures, and published both legal and non-legal articles.
Amber continued her commitment to public service after graduation. After admission to the State Bar of Texas and the Hawaii State Bar, Amber served as a judicial law clerk with courts in Hawaii, and received the Hawaii State Judiciary Group Meritorious Service Award. Amber gained substantial experience in family law and domestic relations, and had the opportunity to work closely with many judges, pro se litigants, court staff, and attorneys. Amber thereafter served as a federal law clerk in the District of New Mexico, to the Honorable Leslie C. Smith, United States Magistrate Judge. Amber enjoyed working throughout New Mexico on the great variety of cases that are heard by New Mexico federal courts. Amber then joined the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and served as a career federal law clerk to the Honorable Phil R. Lane, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired. Upon Judge Lane’s retirement, Amber joined the chambers of E. Scott Frost, United States Magistrate Judge. She worked in both the Abilene and San Angelo Divisions, and enjoyed living on a little piece of dirt with many animals, and her husband and kids. Amber relocated to San Antonio, Texas, where she utilized her unique background at a private firm, developing a practice devoted to pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort law. Amber has extensive experience, in both private and public sectors, in family law, civil rights and constitutional law, administrative law, employment law, disability and health care law, products liability, toxic and mass torts, and serious personal injury litigation in both federal and state courts. She has worked in all aspects of litigation, from pre-trial development, jury trials, post-trial motions, and appeals. She continually develops and hones her skills and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Amber brings this experience to Justinian & Associates where she serves as our Pharmaceuticals, Health Care & Consumer Law Attorney, combining her passion for helping people with her skills and a commitment to providing the utmost in legal services for our clients. She continues to represent clients in Federal and State courts across the United States and serves on the national Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the Biomet Metal on Metal Hips Products Liability multidistrict litigation. Amber is also accredited to represent veterans before the VA.
Amber remains active in the community, working with local nonprofit groups. She adores being a part of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and is a member of several of the AAJ’s law caucuses. As a member, she has had the opportunity to take part in Trial Lawyers Care community service projects, a favorite part of any AAJ trip. Amber is a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do, teaching and practicing martial arts at a school she owns and runs with her husband and children. Amber can often be found representing the Firm at motorcycle rallies and events. She happily identifies herself as a “law nerd,” and loves to read and write about science and the law for pure enjoyment. Amber skates as a blocker when playing women’s flat track roller derby, and loves to sew and work with yarn and beads.
Amber is admitted to the Bar in Hawaii and Texas. She works primarily in our San Antonio and Pflugerville offices.
Areas of Practice
- Dangerous and Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Property Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation
- Products Liability
- Disability and Veterans’ Claims
- Vaccine Litigation
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Supreme Court for the United States
- Hawaii Supreme Court
- Texas Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
- United States District Court for the District of Utah
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
- United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County
- Executive Office for Immigration Review
- Gonzaga University School of Law — Juris Doctor
- University of Hawaii at Manoa — Bachelor of Arts
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- College of the State Bar of Texas
- American Association for Justice — Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus, Minority Caucus, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
- Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Federalist Society
- Public Justice
- Pound Fellow
- Speech, Conduct, and Regulation of Abortion Protest by Court Injunction: From Madsen v. Women’s Health Center to Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network. 1999. Gonzaga Law Review.
- Delayed Gratification: Overcoming Challenges in Breastfeeding a Preemie. 2000. New Beginnings Magazine.