Obituary: A. William Urquhart

Feb. 20, 1947 – Oct. 4, 2019

A. William Urquhart
A. William Urquhart

A. William Urquhart, who helped transform Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan from a small Los Angeles firm into a global litigation powerhouse and, with his wife, Mary Urquhart, was also known for his generosity in supporting numerous charities, has died. Urquhart, known as Bill, died Oct. 4 from complications stemming from a bone marrow transplant. He was 72.
Over the years, Urquhart was named “one of California’s most successful business lawyers,” “one of the most influential attorneys in California” and one of the “outstanding trial lawyers of America” by various professional publications and organizations. Urquhart was ranked as a leading California litigator by Chambers USA every year since its first publication, and was called “exceptionally bright” (Chambers Global), a “forceful trial lawyer” who “commands a strong reputation in the litigation arena” (Chambers USA) and a “litigation celebrity” (Vault 100 Guide). Continue reading “Obituary: A. William Urquhart”