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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

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation JANUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Names Three New Shareholders Paul D. Friedman Angela E. McGraw Jacob M. Burg Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are pleased to announce that Paul… Read more »

 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st 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 it is being… 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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