Amy Abboud Ware was one of the first female presidents of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Amy Ware obtained a Bachelors of Arts in foreign languages and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in communication arts from Southern Methodist University (1987) and a J.D. from SMU's Dedman School of Law (1990). Amy Ware serves on the steering committee for Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences. She has previously served on the board of trustees for St. Mark's School of Texas, and was a trustee for the Dallas Children's Theatre. She is married to Leslie Ware, who also graduated from Southern Methodist University and Dedman School of Law.