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Meghan C. Quinlivan

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Ms. Quinlivan represents plaintiffs in complex product liability cases involving prescription medications, medical devices and consumer products.  Currently, Ms. Quinlivan represents hundreds of people harmed by HIV drugs manufactured by California biotech giant Gilead Sciences.  She serves on a leadership committee for Gilead Tenofovir Cases and Coordinated Actions, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 5043.  Previously, Ms. Quinlivan served as a member of discovery and law and briefing teams in the In Re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2595) before Hon. Matthew Kennelly (USDC-NDIL).  She and her colleagues tried two cases to verdict, and our mass tort team is presently working to guide a number of clients through the settlement process for their TRT claims.  Ms. Quinlivan served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re: Power Morcellator Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2652) overseen by the by the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil (Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas).  She also worked closely with Co-Lead Counsel and Discovery Committee Co-Chairs in the In re Yasmin and Yaz Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100) and for In re Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2385), pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, before the Honorable David R. Herndon.

Ms. Quinlivan represents or has represented those injured by TDF (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) HIV medication, RoundUp, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, power morcellators including the Gynecare Morcellex device, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Actos, Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents, YAZ/Yasmin/Ocella birth control pills, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implants, Wright Medical metal-on-metal hips, Biomet hip implants, and other drugs and medical devices. Additionally, Ms. Quinlivan has coordinating Burg Simpson’s settlement administration process, assisting thousands of individual clients as their cases are resolved through settlement.

Ms. Quinlivan was born in Denver, Colorado. She earned her law degree from the University of California – Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Quinlivan is admitted to practice law in Colorado and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2018-2020, and as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Colorado each year since 2013.

 

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018-2020

Top 100 Trial Lawyer, the National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present

Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2020

Montessori Academy of Colorado, Board of Directors, 2014 -Present

Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2010-2013

Compleat Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2011

Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation Grant Recipient, 2005

Colorado, 2007

United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2007

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Power Morcellator Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2652)

J.D., 2006, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

B.A., 1997, University of Colorado

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers

American Association for Justice

“The Supreme Court Expands Preemption of State Tort Claims for Pharmaceutical Injuries” (The Trial Lawyer, Fall 2013)

Colorado Bar Association Annual Tort Law Seminar, Product Liability Update - 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019

AAJ Tenofovir Rapid Response Webinar, May 28, 2019

AAJ Tenofovir Litigation Group, AAJ Convention Litigation Update, July 29, 2019

Tenofovir Litigation Update, Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 24, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada

 December 12, 2019

There is More Work to Be Done to Protect Consumers from Body Brokers

There is More Work to Be Done to Protect Consumers from Body Brokers Burg Simpson trial lawyers Michael S. Burg, David K. TeSelle, and Holly B. Kammerer are currently handling several body broker cases, and are pleased to announce they have secured one of the largest jury trial verdicts in Arizona history in a lawsuit… Read more »

 December 4, 2019

The Burg Simpson College Scholarship Deadline is Approaching

The Burg Simpson College Scholarship Deadline is Approaching The deadline for high school students to submit their 1,500-word essays is February 1, 2020 For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how… Read more »

 November 27, 2019

Burg Simpson Secures Hopeful Future for Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury

Burg Simpson Secures Hopeful Future for Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury Peter W. Burg, and his Burg Simpson personal injury team, represented Anna Connors in a personal injury matter that resulted from a collision involving a large tractor-trailer truck and a motor vehicle driven by Ms. Connors. Seventeen year old Anna suffered life threatening injuries… Read more »

 November 19, 2019

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”: 10 of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered body donation company were awarded $58.5 million by an Arizona jury. Burg Simpson shareholders Michael S. Burg, David K. TeSelle, Holly B. Kammerer, and their team of lawyers and legal professionals, recently brought justice for their clients when a Maricopa County… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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