Rick L. Rose


Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.
36 South State Street
Suite 1400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: 801-323-3353

Email: rrose@rqn.com
Web: www.rqn.com

Mr. Rose has over 35 years of legal experience in the fields of Product Liability Litigation, Mediations, Transportation Litigation, and Tort Defense Litigation. He understands the intricacies and demands of defending manufacturers, retailers, transportation and other large national and local companies in high stakes litigation.

Mr. Rose is widely recognized as the premier product liability defense litigator in Utah. He has twice been named as “Lawyer of the Year” in Utah Product Liability Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® (2016 & 2018 editions). Mr. Rose has extensive experience as lead counsel for numerous worldwide and national pharmaceutical and medical device companies, recreational product manufacturers, elevator and escalator companies, and many other product manufacturers.

Mr. Rose co-authors the Product Liability Desk Reference, Utah Chapter, as well as the ABA Product Liability 50 State Survey, Utah Chapter, for both Punitive Damages and Plaintiff’s Medical Care and Treatment – Discovery and Evidentiary Issues.

Mr. Rose has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers for litigation in Utah by:

  • Since 2009 he has been consistently ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in General Commercial Litigation in Utah (Band 3, 2021 edition)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation (2008-2022 editions)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2016, 2018, 2021 editions) and Personal Injury Litigation – Defense (2022)
  • Utah Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the categories of Insurance, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury (as published in Utah Business Magazine) (2005-2016, 2018-2022 editions)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of Personal Injury Defense: Products & General (2009-2022 editions) as well as the Top 100 list

He also maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.

  • Panel Presenter, Utah Defense Lawyers Association Mediation Academy, November 2021
  • Presentation, A View from the Other Side of the Bench, The Utah Association for Justice – 2019 Auto Spectacular, “Winning Strategies for Your Auto Cases,” Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Presentation, Fifty Shades of Grey Matter, 2016 Brain Injury Conference, “Defending the Brain Injury Case,” Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Presentation, The 23rd Annual Medical Device Seminar, Panel on Defending Life Science Drug and Devices: RX for Success, Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  • Presentation, The 2010 Brain Injury Conference, Defense Panel on What Plaintiffs Do To Make Us Crazy. . . . Almost, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Presentation, The 2007 Brain Injury Conference, Defense Panel on Preparation and Trial of Brain Injury Cases, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Presentation, Insurance Law Update, Lorman Education Services, Salt Lake City, Utah, May, 1994, 1995 and 1996
  • Author, Bad Faith Claims, 1994
  • Co-author, Liability Insurance Coverage Issues, 1994
  • Co-author of Commentary, Jury Instructions for Civil and Criminal RICO Cases with Commentary, Brigham Young Law Review
  • Co-author, Product Liability Desk Reference, Utah Chapter, Aspen Publishers
  • Co-author, Tort Law Desk Reference, Utah Chapter, Aspen Publishers

Our Product Liability attorneys at Ray Quinney & Nebeker defend manufacturers, distributors, and dealers in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and other product liability claims in state and federal courts throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. We act as lead and local counsel for major national and international clients involved in large-scale mass tort actions, including multi-district litigation, across the country. We are also proud to represent a host of local companies. Our clients include drug and medical device companies, motor vehicle and aircraft manufacturers, all-terrain vehicles, heavy equipment and recreational equipment manufacturers.

We tailor our approach as advocates to the individual needs of each client. Our legal team is aware of our clients’ need for cost-effective solutions and active communication throughout the course of our representation. Our attorneys have extensive experience at trial in state and federal courts across the country. We also have attorneys among our ranks who have had previous experience as in-house counsel, bringing a unique perspective to our clients’ challenges in the product liability realm. Our highest priority is understanding our clients’ goals, their business, their industry, and their future.

Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. is a full-service law firm founded in 1940 by Paul H. Ray, S. Joseph Quinney, and A. Hulme Nebeker. As one of the largest and most reputable law firms in Utah state, RQN has achieved success for our clients through our legal expertise, professionalism and an unwavering allegiance to serve them. This fundamental is true and continues to drive the company’s success to this day: RQN delivers results. RQN solves problems.

We have the ability to serve our clients across a spectrum of legal categories, where specialized category knowledge and legal expertise add value to every engagement. RQN entrusts the best, most experienced legal experts to manage their clients’ cases with care and respect – not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level.

RQN has acknowledged expertise in specialties ranging from litigation to tax, automobile dealer law to winter sports law, environmental and natural resources law to white-collar criminal defense, and many others.