Full CV

Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr.
Quentin concentrates his practice in the area of complex litigation with an emphasis in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims. While his primary focus has been in the products liability and envirtonmental and toxic tort areas he has defended a wide variety of general casualty claims and serves as local, regional, and national counsel in complex litigation and class action litigation.

Areas of Practice
Complex Litigation; Pharmaceutical & Medical Device; Products Liability; Casualty; Insurance; Environmental & Toxic Tort; Business Litigation; Premises Liability Law

L.L.M., Tulane University School of Law (2009)
J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (1984)
B.S., cum laude, Trinity University (1981)

Louisiana, 1984

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

American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Products Liability Advisory Council
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance


A Primer On Utilizing The Internet In Litigation Practice
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., 64 Defense Counsel Journal 311 (1997).

Amount In Controversy And Removal: Current Trends And Strategic Considerations
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., 62 Defense Counsel Journal 509 (1995).

FDA Supports Preemption of State Law Failure to Warn Claims in Pharmaceutical Liability Actions
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr. & Melissa M. Thornton, (IADC Drug, Device and Biotech Committee), Mar. 2006, at 1.

Louisiana Supreme Court Restricts Recovery for Asbestos Exposure Claimants
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr. & Jeanette F. Mills, (IADC, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Committee), April 2003.

Medtronic v. Lohr: Is There A Future For Preemption In Medical Device Cases?
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., 64 Defense Counsel Journal 45 (1997).

Supreme Court Continues Effort To Provide Guidance For Achieving “Error Free” Punitive Damages Awards
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr. & Edward W. Trapolin, (IADC Drug, Device and Biotech Committee), April 2007.

The Basics of Termite Contractor Liability
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., Pest Control Technology, February 1992.

The Importance Of Documentation In Defending Termite Damage Claims
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., Pest Control Magazine, June 1993.

Joiner v. General Electric: The Next Chapter In The Supreme Court’s Handling Of Expert Testimony
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., For the Defense, September 1997.

Waiver of Defects In Removal Jurisdiction: Another Path Into Federal Court
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., For The Defense, December 1992.

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET: The Role of the Court in Regulating Extrajudicial Statements Which May Influence Ongoing Litigation,
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr. & Kelly G. Juneau, IADC Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee Newsletter, June 2008.

Pre-Service Removal Exception to the Forum Defendant Rule Post Amendment of the Federal Jurisdictional Statutes
David M. Melancon, Ali A. Spindler, & Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., IADC Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee, March 2012

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