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Amanda Heitz focuses her practice on civil defense litigation, with a specific emphasis on advanced motion practice and appellate litigation. Leveraging her significant legal writing background—which includes four years clerking in the Arizona Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as active practice—Amanda advocates for clients across multiple industries, including automotive, power tool, and medical device manufacturers in claims involving catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, property damage, and breach of contract claims. She also has experience in toxic tort/asbestos claims and class actions.

In Amanda's appellate, advanced motion, and trial practice, she effectively articulates complicated legal issues relating to all aspects of a claim, from preliminary dismissals on purely legal grounds to intensive briefings in cases involving complex legal questions intertwined with a voluminous factual record. In her trial practice, she routinely handles all aspects of damages within a claim and has co-authored articles and presented CLEs on challenging the amount of billed medical expenses in relation to plaintiff damage claims. Her appellate practice has included briefings to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Amanda served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Robert M. Brutinel at the Arizona Supreme Court and as a senior judicial law clerk to the Hon. Philip G. Espinosa at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Amanda is a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and a graduate of its 2015 Ladder Down Program. She is also on the editorial board of The Maricopa Lawyer. In her free time, she is an active member of the Junior League of Phoenix, where she has held numerous leadership positions. 


Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2012

Education

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2008
    Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2005
    magna cum laude

Memberships

    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
      —Ladder Down Program
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Arizona Women Lawyers Association

Distinctions

    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southwest Rising Stars, 2016

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • "Challenging Billed Medical Expenses," Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Advocacy Luncheon, October 2015

Publications

  • "Arizona Supreme Court Re-Affirms Comparative Fault for Successive Tortfeasors," Client Alert, Co-Author, July 2016
  • "Supreme Court Hands Defense A Narrow Class-Action Win, But Declines To Require “Real World Injury” To Show Standing In Statutory Violation Cases," Co-Author, Client Alert, May 2016
  • "Arizona Supreme Court Upholds the Validity of Learned Intermediary Doctrine in Watts v. Medicis Pharmaceuticals," Client Alert, January 2016
  • "Arizona Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Whether to Uphold Learned Intermediary Doctrine," Client Alert, November 2015
  • "Is Abbot v. Banner Heath the Win that Signals the Loss?: Rethinking Medical Damages in Arizona," Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Co-Author, Summer 2015
  • Challenging Billed Medical Expenses," For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, Co-Author, November 2014