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Amanda E. Heitz

Amanda E. Heitz

Associate
Phone:602.643.2311
Fax:602.248.0947

Amanda Heitz focuses her practice on civil defense litigation, leveraging her legal writing background to advocate for clients. She has experience representing automotive, power tool and equipment suppliers in catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims as well as toxic tort/asbestos claims and class actions.

In Amanda's trial experience and appellate brief writing, she effectively articulates complex legal issues relating to all aspects of a claim, from preliminary dismissals on pure legal grounds to disputes involving crashworthiness, fire, personal injury and warranty allegations. She routinely handles all aspects of damages within a claim and co-authored an article on challenging the amount of billed medical expenses in relation to plaintiff damage claims. Additionally, Amanda has conducted appellate work in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Amanda previously spent four years working in the judiciary, serving 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.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys, cooking, music, and volunteerism.  She is an active member of the Junior League of Phoenix.


Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

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

Publications

  • Challenging Billed Medical Expenses," For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, (with Travis Wheeler) November 2014