Texas Women Lawyers is proud to announce our 2024 award recipients! Congratulations to Judge Audrey Moorehead, who will be presented the Pathfinder award, and Amber Hamilton Gregg, the Brenda Tso Rising Young Lawyer Award Recipient.

We look forward to honoring them at our Annual Meeting and CLE on Friday, April 26th at the Houston Westin Galleria.

Judge Audrey Moorehead
Pathfinder Award Recipient

Judge Moorehead is the definition of a true champion who has promoted the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership and commitment to the public interest. Judge Moorehead is the first woman to be elected Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court 3 where she continues to serve after being re-elected.

Judge Moorehead served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors from 2015-2018 and is a former Regional Director of the National Bar Association and is a former President of the African American Lawyer’s Section for the State Bar of Texas. She served for 2 terms on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association as well as a Dallas County Commissioner’s Court appointee to the Dallas County Child Welfare Board. Upon Judge Moorehead’s recent election as a board member of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association Foundation, she said “Service is what I do. Women supporting women in the legal profession is a worthwhile endeavor.” Judge Moorehead is a well sought-after speaker who promotes women, builds them up and through her motivation, has inspired young female lawyers who have heard her speak to believe in themselves. She is the first one to cheer on fellow women attorneys and is dedicated to her community by being involved in many organizations that benefit public interest such as CASA and Unlocking Doors, an innovative prison reentry program. She is involved in the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Dallas Metropolitan Chapter and has served as a mentor in the DBA We Lead Class to inspire and mentor women lawyers. Judge Moorehead says that her goal has never been to be a “success”, only to be significant. She spoke at the Texas A&M School of Law orientation and one of the 1L students was so inspired by Judge Moorehead that she sent her a letter to let her know that the 1L female student saw”an apologetically energetic and dynamic attorney with brightly colored nails silently, and probably unintentionally, encouraging me to remain “me” during my time in the legal field.” Judge Moorehead has inspired so many female attorneys in her career that there are too many to count. She is selfless in all that she does and has a true servant’s heart. She exemplifies professionalism in everything she does and is always available to help any female attorney who might need guidance and leadership.

Amber Hamilton Gregg
Brenda Tso Rising Young Lawyer Award

Amber Hamilton Gregg was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated from the Law Magnet High School in Dallas. She then attended Texas A&M University in College Station and subsequently graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. In law school, she clerked with Judge Sam A. Lindsay, who is the first African American Judge appointed to the Northern District of Texas. She was a very proud member of this BLSA chapter where she served on the board as secretary then eventually President her 3L year. As President, she oversaw the BLSA Mock Trial team who became the first team to advance to a National Competition in school history.

After passing the Texas bar, Amber began her legal career at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, fighting for victims of financial fraud in the White Collar Crime division. She then pivoted her practice into civil litigation where she was In House Counsel at State Farm Insurance. Last year she joined Dallas Area Rapid Transit (also known as DART) as Senior Assistant General Counsel.

Amber has been a force to reckon with in the legal community and is a mentor to many new young lawyers and law school students. She is the immediate past president of the JL Turner Legal Association and a current board member of the JL Turner Legal Foundation, which has awarded several of the TAMU BLSA law students with scholarships over the past decade. She is an organizer of the “Testifiher” movement, which she started with her law school best friend Marshay Iwu. The movement is dedicated to uplifting, encouraging, and supporting women professionals in the community through faith based programming. She does all of these things while being a wife to her college sweetheart Devin Gregg and a mother of two, Princeton and Pilar Gregg.

Most notably, because of her commitment to service and giving back, a few years ago she organized the Amber H. Gregg Alumni Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding TAMU BLSA law school student. The past two years, two deserving female law students have received this amazing scholarship. Amber is a recipient of the TAMU BLSA Alumni of the Year Award (2015) and the TAMU Alumni Community Impact Award (2022). She is a graduate of the Dallas Bar Association WE Lead (Women Empowerment) Program (2021) and the State Bar of Texas Leadership Program (2021). She is also the organizer of the JL Turner Inaugural Leadership Program which is growing into it’s second year.