Amy Zeman

Partner (510) 350-9721 vCard

Amy Zeman represents clients in a wide variety of medical mass injury matters, including individuals harmed by transvaginal mesh, the birth-control medications Yaz and Yasmin, the diabetes drug Actos, and the anti-psychotic medication Risperdal, among others. Amy also represents consumers in class action litigation, with experience working closely with class representatives and consumer contacts and participating in all stages of litigation. Amy is a member of our California whistleblower attorney practice group. She has been named a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2013. In 2020, Amy was elected co-chair of the American Association for Justice’s Class Action Litigation Group.

Prior to attending law school, Amy pursued a career in the financial sector. She served the members of the Marin County Federal Credit Union for almost seven years, acting as the Accounting and Compliance Manager. Amy was a spring 2010 extern for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.

Litigation Highlights

  • Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control Litigation

    Represents women throughout the country who suffered serious side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control.

  • Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (transvaginal mesh)

    Represents women across the country who suffered serious complications after receiving transvaginal mesh implants.

  • Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation

    Represents individuals who were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the oral anti-diabetic drug Actos.

  • Chase Bank U.S.A., N.A. “Check Loan” Contract Litigation

    Key member of the litigation team in this multidistrict case alleging that Chase Bank wronged consumers by offering long-term fixed-rate loans, only to later more-than-double the required loan payments. The litigation resulted in a $100 million settlement with Chase eight weeks prior to trial.

  • Sugarman v. Ducati North America, Inc.

    Represented Ducati motorcycle owners whose fuel tanks on their motorcycles degraded and deformed due to incompatibility with the motorcycles’ fuel. In January 2012, the Court approved a settlement that provided an extended warranty and repairs, writing, “The Court recognizes that class counsel assumed substantial risks and burdens in this litigation. Representation was professional and competent; in the Court’s opinion, counsel obtained an excellent result for the class.”

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Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013-2020

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2010
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Missouri, 1998
  • American Association for Justice, Co- Chair of the Class Action Litigation Group; Past Co- Vice Chair of the Class Action Litigation Group; Past Co-Chair of the Qui Tam Litigation Group; Secretary, ; Member of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Fees in Class Action Cases

Mass Tort Med School and Class Action Conference

March 2017

Qui Tam Case Strategies

Mass Tort Med School and Class Action Conference

March 2017

Claims-processing Issues

2016 Duke MDL Conference

October 2016

Cross Pollination: Diversifying Your Case Garden

HB Litigation Conferences, Consumer Class Actions

May 2016

Best Practices in Law Firm Management

American Association for Justice 2016 Winter Convention, Women's Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit

February 2016

Effects of MIR 162 on U.S. Corn Farmers

Mass Tort Med School, HB Litigation Conferences

May 2015

Lumber Liquidators Litigation

American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention

July 2015

Recent Developments in Class Certification in the United States and Canada

American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention

July 2015

Tips on Client Contact and Case Management in Mass Torts Part I: Client Intake and Gathering Relevant Information, Co-author

American Association for Justice, Women's Trial Lawyers Caucus Connections Count Newsletter


Tips on Client Contact and Case Management in Mass Torts Part II: Organizing and Working with Client Information

American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Connections Count Newsletter


The lawsuit was pretty complicated, but Amy would take her time and go over it and then ask me if I had any questions. With her help, it made it much easier to understand the whole process.

- Elaine S.

Slice 1 BLF 2017