Macdonald Devin


Amy Harris


Dallas / Ft. Worth
Office Phone: 214.651.3323
Office Fax: 214.747.0942
Email: aharris@macdonalddevin.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
Amy Harris joined Macdonald Devin in 1989 and represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, primarily in insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage. She has served as state and national counsel for clients to ensure their interests are consistently protected, and is currently serving as national defense counsel for a client in pharmaceutical litigation. She also has experience in representing clients in class actions and mass tort litigation.

Amy has represented a myriad of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, insurers, product manufacturers and distributors, major retailers, hotels, property owners and managers, and construction companies. Her areas of expertise include appellate, insurance, products liability, personal injury and tort litigation, employment and labor law, hospitality law, premises liability, and toxic tort.

Her practice also includes substantial experience in trial and litigation support, including providing guidance to trial counsel in the analysis and presentation of legal issues, trial strategy, concentration on procedural issues and motions, summary judgment and dispositive motions, preparation of jury charges, presentation of arguments throughout the litigation and at trial, and briefing of complex legal issues.

Amy frequently speaks and conducts presentations for clients on legal developments and trends, as well as other issues of significance to her clients.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™

Education

  • Texas Tech University, Juris Doctor, 1987
  • Texas Tech University, Bachelors Business Administration, 1984
  • Texas Tech Law Review
  • Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Annette Stewart, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, 1987-1988

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Awards And Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense, 2005 - 2014, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, Civil Litigation Defense, 2011 - 2015
  • Corporate Counsel, Civil Litigation Defense, 2008 - 2010
  • Corporate Counsel, Civil Litigation Defense, Top 100, 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Female Lawyers, 2006 and 2007
  • Texas Tech Law Review

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Surplus Lines Association
  • Council on Litigation Management ◦ Insurance Bad Faith and Fraud Committee
  • Federation of Insurance Women of Texas
  • National Association of Insurance Women of Texas

Presentations And Publications

  • Presented Legislative Update: HB274 at annual NAIW conference, May 2012
  • Moderator for 2011 Legislative and Litigation Roundtable with Honorable Linda B. Thomas, Retired, Chief Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas and Honorable Martin Hoffman, Presiding Judge, 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County. Held at the Business Litigation and Insurance Law Conference, September, 2011
  • Presented Legislative Update, House Bill 274 at Business Litigation and Insurance Law Conference, September, 2011. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
  • Presented Insurance Law Update at Business Litigation and Insurance Law Conference, September 2010. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
  • Texas Insurance Law Update, presented at Business and Insurance Litigation Update, October 2009. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
  • Speaker, Update on Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Litigation, at 2007 Construction Conference. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
  • Speaker, Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects - A Look at the Conflict Among Texas Courts, Macdonald Devin Construction Conference, Dallas, Texas, September 29, 2006. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
  • Guest Speaker at Insurance Women of San Antonio (IWSA) July Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, July 27, 2006
  • Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects, presented at Continuing Education Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 23, 2006
  • Guest Speaker for Federation of Insurance Women of Texas (FIWT) 2006 Mid-Year Conference, Austin, Texas, April 29-30, 2006
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