James G. Quinn was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sixth in a line of seven children of Gary and Carol Quinn, I learned the value of speaking my mind and building strong arguments at a young age. As an Eagle Scout, I learned the importance of service to others, which developed into a strong desire to help people whenever possible. I was always on stage growing up. Whether in sports, choir, various bands, or theatre, I have always enjoyed putting on a show, and have always been complimented on the charismatic manner in which I present myself and represent others. These characteristics led me to study counseling at Penn State University.
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services Education (Counseling) at Penn State (2001), I moved to Maryland where my wife, Rachael, was completing her Master’s Degree and PhD at the University of Maryland. It was then that I began merging my counseling degree and skills with a passion for law, beginning with an internship and then full time employment with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice (n/k/a Dept. of Juvenile Services). As a Juvenile Counselor (Probation Officer) I appeared in various Circuit Courts in Maryland before juvenile masters and judges on a regular basis, helping me to develop confidence and presence in the Court Room setting. It was at that time that I enrolled in the Paralegal Studies program at the Anne Arundel Community College, completing a Paralegal Certificate (General Practice) in 2003. Prior to concluding the Certificate, I took a position with the Taylor, Doyle & Silber Partnership and the Law Office of Michael J. Silverman as a paralegal/law clerk/office manager/IT specialist. My experience there provided practical experience to supplement my academic development. Additionally, as a law clerk to Special Master Barry Silber (Howard County), I gained valuable insight and experience with family matters from the Court’s prospective. Master Silber also mentored me in the practice of law, focusing on the integrity and discipline necessary to practice effectively, as well as the importance of building relationships with the Court and in the legal community.
I joined Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP as a paralegal/law clerk in late 2004 working primarily with Bradford G.Y. Carney and Laurel P. Reese, two of Maryland’s most impressive family law litigators. Shortly after joining the firm, I enrolled in Widener University School of Law and merged an excellent legal education focusing in litigation with the practical litigation experience that had me attending court proceedings with Mr. Carney and Ms. Reese more often than many associates in most other law firms. In addition to family law matters, I worked with Mr. Carney and other members of the firm in a variety of civil litigation matters, as well as preparing appellate briefs and arguments. After earning my J.D. from Widener in 2009, passing the Maryland State Bar Exam and being admitted to the Maryland Bar in December, 2009, I took a position as an attorney with Royston in 2010 and was immediately handling a large case load and attending court frequently. My time with Royston, and most importantly the mentorship of Mr. Carney and Ms. Reese, helped me become familiar with judges and legal professionals throughout the State of Maryland, as well as develop the organization skills that are imperative in the practice of law, and have become a mainstay in my approach to litigation.
In January, 2011, I joined the Law Offices of John W. Conrad III, LLC and immediately began developing a civil litigation practice within the walls of Mr. Conrad’s massive civil litigation practice, which focused primarily in personal injury litigation. Under Mr. Conrad’s tutelage, I was quickly in court, trying more than 130 cases in two years, winning 2 out of every 3, and obtaining judgments in excess of $600,000.00 during that time. I also added jury trials to my skill set while working with Mr. Conrad, and argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. My success was largely a result of Mr. Conrad’s mentorship, developing an aggressive approach to litigation that focused on preparedness as a key to success.
In March 4, 2013, the Law Office of James G. Quinn, LLC opened its doors. The firm’s success was largely a result of my devotion to the central tenets that have been finely tuned throughout my personal and professional life – an organized, aggressive and charismatic approach to the practice of law that is client-centered. After a two-year foray as a partner in the C&Q Law Group, LLC, I have returned to run my own law firm where I handle a variety of cases, including divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support/alimony, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, property disposition (including high conflict business disposition), medical malpractice, police misconduct, violation of civil rights, contract violations, general civil litigation and legal matters, and appellate proceedings.
As a practitioner, I take the words of Sir. Thomas More to heart in my practice – to practice law ethically “so that today I shall not, in order to win a point, lose my soul.”
Maryland (2009); U.S. District Court (2010)
Baltimore County Bar Association; Harford County Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar
Association; Sir Thomas More Society of Maryland.
National Business Institute: “Advanced Family Law” (Navigating Complex asset Cases, Death & Divorce, Ethics & Violence in the Home); “A Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course In Trial Preparation For Paralegals”; “Creating A Trial Notebook” (Online Presentation); “Divorce Litigation Start to Finish”
Guest Lecturer at Widener University School of Law
James G. Quinn, Esquire
30 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste. 100
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
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