Meredith A. Quinlivan is
an experienced civil litigator and appellate
attorney. Before entering private practice, Ms.
Quinlivan was a clerk and staff attorney for the
Colorado Court of Appeals. She then started her
litigation career in insurance defense in 2007.
There, she practiced in a variety of areas including
municipal law, workers’ compensation, construction
defect, personal injury, professional malpractice,
state and federal governmental immunity, and civil
rights litigation under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983. Ms.
Quinlivan co-authored an appellate brief to the
Colorado Court of Appeals resulting in a published
opinion. Yeiser v. Ferrellgas, Inc., 214 P.
3d 458 (Colo. App. 2008), cert. granted.
In 2009, she
transitioned from insurance defense into a
plaintiffs’ firm, practicing in the areas of
employment and labor law, personal injury, workers’
compensation, and criminal defense. As the head
litigator and supervising attorney, she drafted more
than 300 lawsuits in state and federal court, as
well as advocated on behalf of plaintiffs and
claimants at hearings and in settlement
Since 2009, Ms.
Quinlivan has had the opportunity to try multiple
jury trials and numerous administrative law
hearings. She has advocated for claimants with
catastrophic work related injuries and for families
in wrongful death actions. Further, she has drafted
state and federal appellate brief; and prepared for
oral arguments in the Colorado Court of Appeals and
the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Growing up in a small,
rural community in Minnesota, Ms. Quinlivan
understands and appreciates mountain life. As a
marathoner and avid outdoor enthusiast, she is not
intimidated by challenges. Ms. Quinlivan has
exhibited a tremendous work ethic and deep-rooted
determination, as well as compassion for others.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.,
Augustana College - B.A. Government/International
Affairs and Communications 2001
Court of Appeals, 2006-2007;
Robbins, Denver District Court, 2004-2005
Jurisprudence Award – highest grades in Trial
Practice and Advanced Trial Practice
Recognized by the
ABA Law Student Division for pursuit of public
interest as a 15th Circuit Lt. Governor
Admissions and Affiliations
U.S. District Court
Tenth Circuit Court
Women Trial Lawyers