Amanda Heitz focuses her practice on defense of product liability and class actions, including at trial, as well as advanced motion and appellate litigation. She advocates for clients across multiple industries, including automotive, consumer product, and medical device manufacturers in claims involving catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, property damage, consumer fraud and breach of contract claims. She also has substantial experience in toxic tort and asbestos claims.
She is an experienced written and oral advocate, leveraging a significant legal writing background—which includes Arizona Supreme Court and Court of Appeals clerkships— and in her cases regularly takes on primary drafting responsibility for essential motions and briefings. From preliminary motions to dismiss on purely legal grounds to comprehensive dispositive and appellate briefing in cases with voluminous factual records, Amanda has experience preparing and arguing critical motions at every phase of a case. In addition to managing litigation from its inception, Amanda is skilled in efficiently and effectively immersing herself in new facts and legal issues as case teams regularly seek her assistance with crucial motion practice.
In her trial practice, Amanda routinely handles party, fact, and expert witness depositions and trial testimony, as well as assists in preparing corporate representatives to testify. She regularly coordinates strategy relating to all aspects of damages within a claim and has co-authored articles and presented on challenging the amount of billed medical expenses in relation to plaintiff damage claims.
Amanda is passionate about developing the next generation of attorneys, regularly participating in recruitment and law student outreach as well as serving on Bowman and Brooke’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In her free time, Amanda and her husband Stephen enjoy spending time with their son, volunteering with their church and supporting the Arizona Theater Company.