Rick L. Rose - Ray Quinney & Nebeker PC

Rick L. Rose

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 801-323-3353

Mr. Rose is the former Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Section and former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  His practice is devoted to Products Liability Litigation, Transportation Litigation and Tort and Insurance Defense Litigation. 

Products Liability Litigation

Mr. Rose has extensive experience as counsel for numerous worldwide and national pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as many other product manufacturers.  He is counsel to a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in many Utah lawsuits involving one of the most successful new drugs in history.  He has represented various manufacturers in cases involving products including, but not limited to:

  • Acetabular Components
  • All Terrain Vehicles
  • Appliances
  • Artificial Shoulder and Knee Prostheses
  • Asbestos
  • Automobiles and Component Parts
  • Blood Products
  • Breast Implants
  • Cox-2 Inhibitors
  • Da Vinci Surgical System
  • Doors
  • Drilling Rigs
  • Elevators
  • Ephedra, Fentanyl Patch, Fen/Phen, Trasylol, anti-depressants and many other drugs
  • HRT, Hip, Shoulder and Knee Implants
  • Ladders
  • Latex Gloves
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Pain Pumps
  • Pediatric Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass Tubing
  • Pedicle Screws
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Scaffolding
  • Silica
  • Snowmobiles
  • Spine Hardware
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Tires
  • Trucks
  • Ventilators
  • Wheelchairs

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.

Transportation Litigation

Mr. Rose is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association and Transportation Lawyers Association and represents several national and local clients in trucking accident cases.

Tort and Insurance Defense Litigation

Mr. Rose is the past President of the Utah Defense Lawyers Association and defends wrongful death and personal injury cases on behalf of several insurance companies and other large corporate clients, including PacifiCorp.  He recently successfully handled the largest wrongful death/personal injury case in Utah history on behalf of the owner of a Utah mine.  He also has extensive experience representing insurance clients in coverage and bad faith cases and has authored publications and made presentations to other lawyers on coverage and bad faith law.

Mr. Rose co-authors the Tort Law Desk Reference, Utah Chapter.

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

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading attorney in General Commercial Litigation in Utah.
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.
  • Utah Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in the categories of Insurance, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury (as published in Utah Business Magazine). 
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of Personal Injury Defense: Products & General. 

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.

Whitman CollegeBA 1984Brigham Young UniversityJ.D. 1987

Office Location

36 South State Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 45385
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0385
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Salt Lake City Metro Area
Rick L. Rose has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Asbestos, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Litigation, Electrical, Insurance, Mass Tort, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Asbestos, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Litigation, Electrical, Insurance, Mass Tort, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Asbestos, Automobile, Insurance, Mass Tort, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical)
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs (Asbestos, Automobile, Insurance, Mass Tort, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical)

Other Information

Gender: Male