Business and Commercial
Discovery / Employee Depositions
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003
Brigham Young University, B.A., Political Science, 1999
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Michigan State Courts
Texas State Courts
Amy Bice Larson, licensed and active in both Michigan and Texas, has extensive experience in product liability cases. Her practice focuses on handling catastrophic cases involving product liability. She represents clients at all stages of litigation, from coordinating complex discovery as national discovery counsel for a major automotive manufacturer through representation at trial. Additionally, she has counseled clients in matters involving federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Amy serves on the firm’s DE&I committee and she is a regular contributor and participant in panels and events for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal industry. She is passionate about the firm’s measurable commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Co-counsel in a Texas federal court jury trial on behalf of automotive manufacturer involving catastrophic injuries to minor passenger in an SUV and claim of restraint system defect: No cause.
- Assisted in Arizona jury trial on behalf of automotive manufacturer involving severe injuries to driver of a pickup truck and claim of sensing system defect: No cause.
- Currently serving as lead national air bag coordinating counsel for a major OEM.
- Prepared and conducted dozens of 30(b)(6) depositions and expert depositions for major companies, including major OEM clients.
- Serves as national discovery counsel for a major automotive manufacturer.
- Successfully argued numerous motions for protective order regarding the scope of depositions of corporate representatives, including orders to prevent deposition of apex-level executives.
- Obtained an order for trade secret protection of highly proprietary manufacturer product data in a product liability action in Texas.
- Negotiated terms of complex protective orders, including special orders to protect highly confidential financial information.
- Assisted in managing and resolving multi-year, large-scale federal investigation response for Fortune 500 company involving cybersecurity practices.
Honors & Leadership
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2022 – present)
National Truman Scholar
American Bar Association, Member
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
Defense Research Institute, Member
Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Product Liability Advisory Council, Member
“Pedestrian Detection Technology” presented to American Bar Association Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference (April 2022)
“Products PAC CLE: The Floodgates Open: Product Liability Jurisdiction After Ford v. Montana,” Panelist, NAMWOLF Driving Diversity Leadership Conference (March 2022)
“Transitioning from Words to Action: Practical Steps for Moving Your Firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts in the Right Direction” presented to Trial Network In-House and Outside Counsel: In Sync and In Person (November 2021)
“Total Recall: Navigating the Phantom ‘Defect’ Claim” presented to DRI Strictly Automotive Seminar (September 2021)
“Diversity: From Adversity to Unity” presented to Michigan Lawyers Weekly Webinar (March 2021)
“Securing Future Vehicles: Cybersecurity Product Design and Litigation Update” presented to DRI Product Liability Conference (February 2018)
“Navigating the Phantom ‘Defect’ Claim” DRI For the Defense, co-author (May 2022)
“Words Matter: Understanding the Significance of Pronouns” The Federal Lawyer, Volume 68, Issue 5, co-author (September/October 2021)
Chapter 5, “Corporate Ethics: The Role of Internal Compliance Programs Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines,” co-author. Understanding How Issues in Business Ethics Develop, Basingstoke: Palgrave. (2002)
“Political Parties, Candidates, and Presidential Campaigns: 1952-1996,” co-author. Presidential Studies. (1996)
Served as treasurer for the campaign of a successful judicial candidate for the Texas First Court of Appeals.
Traveled to over 25 countries and visited 49 of the 50 states.
Amy lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and two sons.