P. Alexander Quimby

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

Alex Quimby is an accomplished litigator who represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in a wide range of business disputes concerning contracts, fraud, products liability, leases, class actions, and other matters. Alex has served as lead counsel in multiple trials and arbitrations, and has extensive experience taking depositions and arguing complex issues in state and federal courts. Alex was named a Florida “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state each year.

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Commercial, Fraud and Other Tort Litigation
  • Lead counsel on behalf of individual in two-day trial against custom automobile shop that resulted in final judgment for entire amount demanded.
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Lead counsel on behalf of commercial landlord in arbitration proceeding against tenant that resulted in arbitration award, and subsequent final judgment, in favor of landlord on all claims.
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Experience

Commercial, Fraud and Other Tort Litigation
  • Lead counsel on behalf of individual in two-day trial against custom automobile shop that resulted in final judgment for entire amount demanded.
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Lead counsel on behalf of commercial landlord in arbitration proceeding against tenant that resulted in arbitration award, and subsequent final judgment, in favor of landlord on all claims.
  • Lead counsel on behalf of individual sued for wrongful death in court-ordered arbitration that resulted in determination of no liability.
  • Lead counsel on behalf of company in five-day trial involving claims of tortious interference, breach of lease, and eviction. Handled all aspects of litigation, including taking and defending numerous depositions of fact and expert witnesses, drafting of pleadings, drafting and arguing of motions, and conducting mediation.
  • Represents a publicly traded company and commercial property owner in various construction and lease disputes. Experience includes obtaining dismissal of a plaintiff's claims with prejudice in a suit attempting to rescind a lease and obtaining summary judgment against a plaintiff in a suit concerning the build-out of premises and an alleged breach of lease. 
  • Lead counsel in defense of a store owner sued for breach of contract that resulted in a favorable settlement for a nominal, undisputed amount.
  • Represents one of the world's largest energy companies in various actions. Drafted motion to dismiss resulting in dismissal with prejudice of a gross negligence claim asserted in a plaintiff’s initial complaint.  
  • Defends publicly traded company against negligence and products liability actions concerning allegedly defective equipment.  
  • Substituted in as lead counsel in the defense of individuals who were sued for securities fraud and other claims more than five years earlier. Obtained dismissal without prejudice of the plaintiff’s claims shortly thereafter and then quickly obtained a favorable settlement for a fraction of the plaintiff's alleged damages.
  • Defended an individual sued in federal court for alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Computer Crimes Act. Successfully opposed a request for preliminary injunction and drafted a motion to dismiss the claims. The case was resolved after voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
Class Action Litigation
  • Defended a major hospitality company in a putative class action filed in federal court for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Did significant research and drafting on key matters, including drafting a motion to dismiss the complaint. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims.
  • Defended a hotel and resort company in a class action filed in federal court for alleged contractual violations. Drafted a memorandum in opposition to class certification and provided key research on the Class Action Fairness Act and other matters. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims. 
  • Defended a property owner in a putative class action filed in federal court for alleged violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Provided key research and drafting in support of arguments to dismiss the complaint and strike class allegations. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims. 
  • Defended and advised various companies facing class action claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Provided key research and drafting of dispositive motions at various stages of litigation.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2018 to 2019)

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Community

  • Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council 

Pro Bono

  • Successfully defended a nonprofit organization in a breach of contract dispute.

Prior Positions

  • Intern for the Honorable Ronald V. Swanson of the First District Court of Appeal of Florida
  • Professor Charlee Taylor: Legal Writing and Research Teaching Assistant
  • Professor Shawn Bayern: Research Assistant

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2012, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Florida State Law Review; Book Awards include Contracts, Secured Transactions, Florida Appellate Practice, and Legal Writing; Katzentine-Simon Scholarship, Mason Ladd Merit Scholarship
  • B.S., Sport Management, Florida State University, 2009, magna cum laude

Blog

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Third Circuit Smacks Down Class Action Settlement in Google Cookie Placement Litigation
By Sammantha J. Tillotson
August 29, 2019
In a refreshingly plain-spoken opinion issued Aug. 6, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals criticized a multimillion-dollar class action settlement in litigation over Google’s unauthorized use of internet tracking...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Standing in Uncertainty: Spokeo Three Years Later
By Brittany N. Lockyer, Kenneth G. Prabucki
May 21, 2019
In 2016, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, holding that even when Congress has granted parties a statutory right, a procedural violation of that right will not by itself satisfy the “concrete harm” requirement...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Supreme Court: Express Consent Required for Class Arbitration
May 14, 2019
On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an ambiguous arbitration agreement does not provide a sufficient basis to conclude that parties agreed to class arbitration. In Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler Q1 2019 Insurance Class Action Update
April 25, 2019
The new year began with dramatic growth in vehicle total loss class actions over payment of sales tax and title transfer and registration fees, interpretations of the filed rate doctrine, and further activity in labor depreciation class...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
District Court Refuses to Enjoin State From Pursuing Claims That Fell Within Terms of Prior Class Settlement Agreement and Release
By P. Alexander Quimby
February 10, 2016
The court in In re Flonase Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-3301, 2015 WL 9273274 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 21, 2015) recently held that it could not enjoin the state of Louisiana from pursuing claims that, on their face, fell within the terms of an...
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