AMANDA M. KOCH

OF COUNSEL

Amanda Koch has appeared in state and federal courts across the country while serving as national litigation counsel and managing the coordinated national defense of hundreds of complex and sophisticated matters.  Prior to joining Slates Harwell, Amanda was a partner at a commercial and product liability litigation and transactional firm in Dallas where she represented both businesses and individual clients in complex tort litigation, including serving as national counsel for a large industrial client, commercial and employment disputes, and healthcare defense work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

akoch@slatesharwell.com
Phone: 469-317-1015
Fax: 469-317-1115

EDUCATION

J.D. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2005)

  • SMU Law Review, Articles Editor, Best Casenote Finalist; Best Comment Semi-Finalist
  • Order of the Barristers:  one of the top ten advocacy competitors at SMU Law
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • National Trial Competition Mock Trial Team; SMU Mock Trial On-Campus Competition – Finalist
  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Board – Competitions Director; SMU Mock Trial Academy – Coach

B.A. Salem College, magna cum laude (2002)

  • National Mortar Board Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society

HONORS AND AWARDS

Texas Monthly, Super Lawyers: Texas Rising Stars (2014)

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

Lee Brown & Amanda Morse, Skimming the Surface of Safety, 42 Trial 30 (Aug. 2006)

Amanda K. Morse, Casenote, Airline Liability – The Warsaw Convention – Ninth Circuit Rules Passenger’s Development of Deep-Vein Thrombosis is Not an “Accident” Under the Warsaw Convention: Rodriguez v. Ansett Australia Ltd., 70 J. Air L. & Com. 123 (Jan. 2005)

BAR, INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Associate Producers of Dallas Summer Musicals

  • Vice President (2011)
  • Co-Chair, Events Committee (2009 – 2010)
  • Board of Directors (2008 – 2011)

Good Shepherd Episcopal School

  • Vice President Elect of Communications (2019 – 2020)
  • Annual Campaign – Grade Level Captain (2019 – 2020)
  • Auction Co-Chair (2018 – 2019)
  • Annual Campaign – Class Captain (2017 – 2018)
  • Auction Committee – Retail Fundraising Co-Chair (2017 – 2018)