Amanda litigates cases in a wide range of areas of product liability and general tort. She has defended cases in federal and state courts across the country involving both individual and multiparty personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims. Amanda has also defended a medical device manufacturer in multidistrict litigation. She has been a member of several trial teams, and in some cases she has helped her clients obtain a total defense verdict. Amanda’s product liability matters have involved a wide array of products, including surgical and other medical devices, fire protection systems, component parts, personal transportation devices and hydraulic oil.
Amanda has experience in all aspects of litigation, including:
- initial case assessment;
- conducting discovery;
- motion practice;
- deposing fact witnesses;
- corporate witness development;
- expert witness development;
- extensive pre-trial motion practice, ranging from discovery issues to dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment, Daubert and motions in limine;
- trial participation; and
- post-judgment briefing.
Amanda is actively involved in the Automotive Litigation Practice Group and has updated the Firm’s Automotive Litigation materials. Amanda is a member of the Diversity Recruiting Subcommittee and participates in the continued success of the diversity program at the firm. She is also committed to mentoring summer interns and law students in the community.
Amanda graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where she earned a J.D. in 2013. During law school, Amanda was a staff member of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was a fellow in Shook's Diversity Writing Program. She also handled cases to obtain permanency for children on behalf of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Child and Family Services Clinic and is a certified guardian ad litem. Amanda actively continues representing juveniles involved in the Family Court system through the pro bono program at the firm.
Before law school, Amanda obtained her M.A. in social work from the University of Chicago.
Amanda Tamayo, A State Survey - Dual Representation in Adoption, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fall 2015.