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.