Ms. Quinlivan represents people who have been injured as a result of taking prescription medications, by medical devices or other defective products. Over the past several years 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. Previously, Ms. Quinlivan served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re: Power Morcellator Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2652) overseen by the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil (Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas). Ms. Quinlivan works 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 power morcellators including the Gynecare Morcellex device, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Pradaxa, 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 mass tort clients as their case is resolved through the settlement process.
Ms. Quinlivan was born in Denver, Colorado. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado and 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 2018 and 2019, as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Colorado since 2013, as Law Week Colorado’s “Compleat Lawyer” in 2011, and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in Colorado from 2010 through 2013.
Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018-2020
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, the National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present
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
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 Update, 2015, 2016, and 2018
CLE Presentation, Product Liability Update