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Amanda R.  McKinzie

Amanda R. McKinzie


Amanda McKinzie executes a diverse practice concerning matters of product liability, mass tort and commercial litigation for clients within the motor vehicle, consumer products and drug and medical device industries. An experienced and astute writer, she has developed an in-depth understanding of case law, statutes and procedural rules through extensive motion and brief writing. 

Amanda aids in the representation of clients in both state and federal courts and has served as counsel in a federal jury trial. She has also assisted with the defense of clients during interviews with the Department of Justice and prepared briefings in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her additional experience includes:

  • Taking depositions in catastrophic injury cases
  • Assisting in the preparation of corporate representatives for depositions
  • Participating in defense strategy meetings with clients
  • Preparing motions and arguments related to discovery disputes
  • Appearing for hearings 
  • Crafting motions for judgment as a matter of law and motions for summary judgment

Recognized as a young, emerging leader, Amanda was selected for the LeadershipSBOT Class of 2014 – 2015, as well as the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 2015 Leadership Class. 

Outside of her practice, Amanda can be found exploring Dallas with her spouse and two dogs. She originally grew up on the island of Guam, though she now calls Dallas her home.


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2013
    —summa cum laude
    —Order of the Coif
    —Dean’s List
    —Texas Tech Law Review
    ’s Scribe Award
    —Outstanding Staff Member Editor Award, Texas Tech Law Review
    —National Order of Scribes
    —Board of Barristers
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 2010
    magna cum laude
    —Phi Beta Kappa
    —Dean’s List

Professional Associations

    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
      —Traveling Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair
      —Lawyers Serving Children Committee, 2014 - 2015
      —Judiciary Committee
    • State Bar of Texas
      —Pattern Jury Charges: Malpractice, Premises and Products Committee



    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Pathfinder, 2021
    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —The Richard A. Bowman Award for Outstanding Advocacy, 2020
    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation, 2021
    • State Bar of Texas
      —LeadershipSBOT, 2014 – 2015
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
      —Leadership Class, 2015

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Mandatory Reporting," Dallas Association of Young Lawyers CLE, Moderator, June 2014


  • “Did We Really Take Advice from a Chicken? The Failure of the Dodd-Frank Act Say-on-Pay Provision,” 45 Tex. Tech L. Review Online Ed. 33 (2013)