Amanda Heitz focuses her practice on civil defense litigation, including trial advocacy as well as advanced motion and appellate litigation. She is an experienced written and oral advocate, leveraging a 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, sporting equipment, power tool 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 as well as class actions.
Amanda is an effective advocate, who focuses on explaining complex legal and technical matters in an engaging and understandable manner. 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 her trial practice, she routinely handles 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 a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and a graduate of its 2015 Ladder Down Program. She is also a long-time member of the Junior League of Phoenix, where she has held numerous leadership positions. In her free time, Amanda and her husband Stephen enjoy spending time with their baby son, volunteering with their church and supporting the Arizona Theater Company.