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Brian P. Quirk

Member

504.310.2110

PROFILE

Brian concentrates his practice on personal injury defense and products liability, with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has extensive experience in asbestos, casualty, environmental and toxic tort, insurance, litigation management, document management, and electronic discovery, particularly in complex, multidistrict, and mass-tort litigation. Brian has served as local, regional, and national counsel in insurance defense, mass-tort, complex litigation, and class action suits. He is the managing member of the firm.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Anti-Psychotic Drugs
  • Cellular Phones
  • Cold and Flu Medicines
  • Diabetic Drugs
  • Heartburn Medicines
  • Endoscopic Devices
  • Hip, Knee, and Spinal Devices
  • Lead Exposure and Poisoning
  • Pedicle Screws
  • Weight-Loss Drugs

Honors

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions - Defendants
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers in New Orleans
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2011
  • Great Friend to Kids Award for leadership provided to the Louisiana Children's Museum

AFFILIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute, Drug & Medical Device Committee Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates (1999-present); Bench Bar Committee (1996-2005), Committee on the Profession (1999-2004), House Liaison Committee to the Board of Governors (2000-2001), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee (1991-1994)
  • New Orleans Bar Association, President (2010-2011), President-Elect (2009-2010), First Vice-President (2008-2009), Second Vice-President (2007-2008), Treasurer (2006-2007), Board Member (1998-2000, 2003-2012), Inn of Court (1998-present)
  • New Orleans Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law (1989)
  • B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University (1984)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Community

  • Louisiana Children's Museum, Board Member (2003-2010) and President (2008)
  • Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Board Member and President
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana Committee for the Bicentennial of Federal Courts in Louisiana