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Kevin F. Quinn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Diego, CA

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire LLP
2550 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-514-3896
Fax: 619-236-9653
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As a senior partner with the Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire law firm in San Diego, California, attorney Kevin F. Quinn has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of his plaintiff clients who are dealing with serious and pressing legal issues involving any of the following:

·         Personal injury

·         Products liability

·         Wrongful death

·         Medical malpractice

·         Mass torts

Widely regarded as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Quinn has built a reputation for taking on the tough cases other attorneys either cannot or do not want to litigate, and he has recovered numerous substantial settlements and verdicts, including many multimillion-dollar awards.

A former defensive back for West Point's football team, Mr. Quinn credits his competitiveness and sportsmanship with making him all the more effective in the courtroom, and he receives many referrals from other lawyers who know he has the skills and resources to tackle the most complex legal challenges.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Quinn has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service and his success as a trial attorney. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized him almost every year since 2006, and he has earned the Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the San Diego Trial Lawyers as well as the San Diego Top Attorney award from the San Diego Daily Transcript. Most recently, he received the 2018 Southern California Lawyer of the Year award from The Wall Street Journal.

Among his other professional accomplishments and accolades, Mr. Quinn holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for several years.

A 1978 graduate of California State University at San Diego, Mr. Quinn obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from California Western School of Law in 1982, where he served with the California Western Law Review. He is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the San Diego County Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Kevin F. Quinn

First Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: https://tbmlawyers.com/partners/kevin-f-quinn/

Honors/Awards

  • San Diego Trial Lawyers’, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Costarakis v. Nurshare (elder abuse), 1998
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers’, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Hildebrand v. Donaldson, Bonillas v. Kaiser, Pancoast v. LeWinn, and M.D. and Cooper v. Kaiser, 1998
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers’, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Roberts v. Council, 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2007
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell for Highest Possible Peer Review Rating Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Daily Transcript’s, “San Diego Top Attorney” Award, 2008-2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation, CA, Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, CA, Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice, CA, Best Lawyers in America
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Pierson v. Ford Motor Company, 2010
  • 20-Year Anniversary, 1990-2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, CA, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation, CA, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice, CA, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, CA, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation, CA, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice, CA, 2012
  • San Diego Magazine Top Lawyers, Best In The City, 2014
  • San Diego Magazine Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Law, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation, CA, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, CA, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice, CA, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2015
  • San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2016
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Opel v. Scripps Clinic
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2016
  • Super Lawyer Designee, Thomson Reuters
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, 2018
  • Southern California Lawyer of the Year, The Wall Street Journal, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Restoration of the Emilio Zapata School and Orphanage, near Rosarito Beach, Mexico

Educational Background

  • Hastings College of Advocacy
  • San Diego State University, Major: Political Science, Minor: Engineering, Honors: With Honors
  • United States Military Academy

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Member of the Law Review, California Western School of Law, 1982

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Please refer to the firm's website www.tbmlawyers.com

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to American Board of Trial Advocates, 2004
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Office Location for Kevin F. Quinn

2550 Fifth Avenue
11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-514-3896

Fax: 619-236-9653

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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