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Quentin F. Urquhart Jr.




Quentin is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the defense of complex personal injury and property damage claims. His extensive experience includes the defense of individual and mass-tort claims in the products liability, pharmaceutical/medical device, toxic tort, consumer fraud, and general liability areas. His products liability experience is vast and includes the defense of claims involving electrical components, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, robotic equipment, lifts and hoists, hydraulic components, pesticides, solvents, vehicles, fumigants, agricultural and household products, construction materials, radiation exposures, and asbestos. Quentin has served as local, regional, and national counsel and successfully defended multi-million dollar claims through to verdict. Quentin earned an LLM in Energy & Environmental Law in 2009. He is a frequent guest speaker and author on numerous subjects ranging from federal civil procedure to trial strategy.


Representative Matters / Experience

Quentin’s complex litigation and mass-tort experience includes multiple roles in a wide variety of matters including:

  • Gastrointestinal Medications: National Coordinating Counsel/ National Trial Team
  • Contraceptive Implants: Louisiana Trial and Coordinating Counsel
  • Hypertension Medications: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Endoscopic Devices: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Cholesterol Medications: Louisiana Trial Counsel/ National Coordinating Team
  • Chinese Manufactured Drywall MDL: Hormone Replacement Therapy: Regional Counsel
  • Hip/ Knee Replacement Systems: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Surgical Robotic Devices: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Cellular Phone Services: MDL Liaison Counsel
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Albuterol Sulfate: MDL Liaison Counsel (Vendors)
  • Diabetes Medications: Louisiana Trial Counsel and National Trial Team
  • Cox-II MDL Litigation: Louisiana Trial Counsel and National Trial Team
  • Orthopedic Knee Implants: National Coordinating Counsel Team
  • HTR-PMI Implants: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Migraine Pain Medication: Louisiana Trial Counsel and National Trial Team
  • Wood Destroying Organisms: National and Regional Counsel
  • Penile Implants: Louisiana Trial Counsel and National Trial Team
  • Breast Implants: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Insecticides: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Synthetic Stucco: Louisiana Trial Counsel
  • Termiticides: Louisiana Trial Counsel


  • Chambers and Partners, Nationwide USA, Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Insurance, New Orleans (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Insurance; Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Action - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendant (2011-2022)
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating
  • Who's Who of International Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2017, 2018 Global Thought Leader, 2019 Global Thought Leader, 2020-2022 Global Elite Thought Leader
  • International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers
  • LMG Life Sciences, Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement (Product Liability)
  • Legal Media Group's US Expert Guide, Product Liability
  • Benchmark Litigation: Local Litigation Star, Product Liability
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (one of top 50 attorneys in New Orleans)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Product Liability Litigation


  • Lawyers for Civil Justice, President-Elect (2019), Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, President (2012), Board of Directors (2008-2012), Major CLE Program Chair (2009), Drug, Device & Biotechnology Committee Chair (2002-2004)
  • Defense Research Institute, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Products Liability Advisory Council
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Alumni Board of Trustees (2013-2015)
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association


  • L.L.M., Energy & Environmental Law,with distinction, Tulane University Law School (2009)
  • J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (1984)
  • B.S.,cum laude, Trinity University (1981)


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


  • Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, Board of Directors

Publications and Presentations