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Colleen Marea Quinn

Car accident Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Quinn Law Centers


Licensed for 34 years

About Colleen

Learn Colleen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    Director and Owner at Locke & Quinn and of the Women's Injury Law Center

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Director and Owner at Locke & Quinn and of the Women's Injury Law Center. Handle all types of personal injury cases including auto accidents, premises liability, salon and spa injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability.

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Adoption
    20%
    Director and Owner at Locke & Quinn and of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Family formation and assisted reproductive technology law including LGBTQI representation - Owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Employment and labor
    10%
    Representing both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law.

    34 years, 1,000 cases

At the Quinn Law Centers, I practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, adoption & surrogacy and estate planning. We focus on "building families and re-building lives." I have been practicing law for 32 years. After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School, I clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. I run a Women's Injury Law Center, an Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and an Employment and Personal Injury Law Center. We also operate a QLC Internship Program with over 120 interns coming through since 2005 ranging from high school to law school. When not practing law or serving on various Boards or giving presentations, I teach aerobics, play tennis, cycle, scuba dive, water and snow ski, travel, hike and try to spend time with my family including my twin sons and step-son.

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Licensed for 34 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Katie | August 24, 2022
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Thank you, Colleen!
I hired Colleen a few months ago to help with a family legal matter. She has been wonderful throughout the legal process. Her team was quick to respond to our initial inquiry, was very knowledgeable about the process, explained things to us in a way that made sense, and kept us updated along the way. I’m extremely grateful to her for all of her help and support!
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Posted by Sara | March 2, 2022
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Thank you!
From the moment I called Colleen’s office, my legal matters were handled quickly and with great care. Not only did Colleen ensure I felt heard and understood, she immediately addressed my concerns. I would highly recommend Colleen and her team!
Posted by Amanda | February 15, 2021
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The best adoption attorney!
We initially hired two lawyers that were not honest and didn't know what they were doing with our inter-state domestic adoption. We had paperwork unfiled, left incomplete or incorrectly done, which led to an overwhelming amount of stress, and thus stranded in another state clear across the U.S., unable to go home with our newborn son for almost a month. Colleen Quinn and her team came to our rescue and took over the adoption process. They were amazing and completed the needed process in a matter of days, which took almost a month of feet dragging with the previous lawyers. They were very thorough and cautious as to not have any issues in the future, explained every detail, and stayed in touch with everything. She and her team were an answered prayer. We are so grateful for their expertise.
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Posted by Josh | August 15, 2020
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An amazing attorney with exceptional qualities
Colleen Quinn, Esq. is more than just an exceptional attorney - she is an amazing person as well. Energetic, passionate and knowledgeable she went above and beyond and her expertise was evident in the way she handled my case. Having had no more than the weekend to scrutinize and digest the contents of heaps of documents, she defended me effectively and effortlessly with well-reasoned arguments. Evidently, she had invested considerable time and effort assembling all the relevant facts and then preparing a strong defense. She is very reliable; she will not disappoint. Thank you, Colleen!
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Posted by Katie | September 18, 2019
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This team is amazing!
Colleen and her legal team were always quick to contact us, she bumped us up after hearing our specifics and she was so friendly, thorough and paid attention to EVERY detail while representing me. I have been SO pleased in using her and would use her again in a heartbeat if ever the need!
Posted by Kate | May 22, 2019
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Fantastic!
Colleen and her staff are amazing! My best friend carried my children twice, and we hired Colleen both times. She made the whole process painless, easy and very clear. Her and her staff are super quick to respond, she made the whole process simple! They took care of everything, I didn’t have to keep checking In they always kept us in the loop! Thank you so much! Very highly recommended!
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Posted by Sherry | January 29, 2019
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Great help with our surrogacy journey
Colleen and Charli had helped us through our journey of surrogacy. They have been extremely helpful from the initial consulting, the contract drafting to the legal documents application. They always respond to our request quick (even during holidays or weekends). Colleen is very knowledgeable and patient to answer any questions you may have. We greatly appreciated their help along the way. Definitely would recommended to other intended parents who need help with surrogacy.
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Posted by Mike | November 26, 2018
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Great help in my adoption of my step-daughter
She was thorough, prepared, and ready for anything in my stepdaughter adoption. She isn't cheap but you can usually only get one shot at this and she is worth it.
Posted by Amanda | January 9, 2018
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Contested Adoption
Colleen was our attorney for a contested adoption and she is FANTASTIC. She's incredibly thorough and knowledgable about adoption law. We would recommend her to anyone for an adoption matter. She will make sure you have all of your questions answered and she takes care to make sure you understand the process. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Lisa | September 21, 2017
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Personal Injury
Personal Injury is a challenging event on many levels in ones life. Have you experienced a moment where you were injured and need to seek legal advice? You need to make a call to Colleen Quinn today. I began to research different law firms that handled Personal Injury. I interviewed several attorneys and spoke with large practices to small firms. I was impressed by Colleens resume and her work with women and the law. I will never regret hiring Colleen and her TEAM. The word TEAM is exactly what I received through out my case. My case was attacked with professionalism and the team was always in communication with me. When I would call to ask questions or to get a better explanation I was always made to feel as if I was the only client. As my case arrived closer to the trail date, my TEAM went into full 110%+ effort and preparation. Colleen was ALWAYS seeking to settle my case with the best outcome that she could. YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE UPFRONT, HONEST, HARDWORKING-GET IT DONE ATTITUDE THAN THE TEAM OF COLLEEN M. QUINN!! MAKE THAT CALL TODAY-YOU WONT REGET IT!!
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Posted by Rachel | August 25, 2017
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Excellent
I highly recommend Colleen Quinn and her team. We recently adopted our daughter. Ms. Quinn was very professional and prompt with her communication. The adoption finalization was processed efficiently and in less time than we expected. We plan to use her services again in any future adoptions we may have.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
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Domestic adoption
Started an inter-state adoption, moved to a local adoption. Lots of complications with birth mom and etc. Colleen and her team were professional, great advice, came prepared, came to us for court dates and worked with other lawyers seamlessly! Worth the price to have a seasoned, experienced, detailed lawyer that let us focus on our part of the process while they took car of, advised, and guided the legal side. Thanks !
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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In-family Adoption
Handled our in-family adoption in a cost-effective, professional, and timely manner.
Posted by Mohammad | January 14, 2017
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A delighted client
We did an international adoption (from Bangladesh) last year. Bangladesh laws do not allow adoption, only grant guardianship to its citizen. I obtained guardianship of a minor from the Family Court of Bangladesh. Adoption has to be finalized here in Virginia. So I hired Ms. Colleen. Before hiring, I contacted about half a dozen lawyers - her fees were lowest. I sent all the documents from Bangladesh to her office. You can imagine how much documents I am talking about! Most of the documents were in Bengali, but translated in English. Her staff read them thoroughly, and patiently. She put together the petition which has approved by the Court without additional documents from Bangladesh.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2016
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Successful Adoption
We couldn't be more happy with the services we received from Colleen Quinn and her legal team. Everything was explained perfectly upfront, communication was great and the process took significantly less time than expected. I highly recommend this team for adoption needs.
Posted by Lacey | December 6, 2016
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Knowledgeable and Friendly Staff
We used Colleen for our adoption and she was great. Gave us a full range of options, always answered questions quickly and efficiently. We would definitely use again.
Posted by Katie | December 5, 2016
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Car Accident
Colleen and her team were amazing! I had an intense car accident and she was my first call. I was well informed the whole process on where we were. She was also very diligent in fighting for the amount i deserved. i would recommend Colleen to anyone in need of her services!
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2015
Same Sex Couple Infant Adoption
Colleen was an absolutely amazing attorney, as well as her team! We had a last minute placement on New Year's Eve and she responded instantly and continued to work with use throughout the holiday weekend. She walked us through the entire process and was there to provide guidance every step of the way. Start to finish we had no worries, she and her team took care of every detail.
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Posted by Chris | June 6, 2015
Excellent professional services and manner
Colleen and her team handled an adult adoption for me. Something I had delayed for twenty year fearing it would be both complicated and expensive. It was neither and I was given a clear review of the options available and an accurate estimate for the professional fees and filing costs. The process went smoothly and I was able to cross this item off my "should really get around to it" list painlessly.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2015
GREAT lawyer for lgbt clients!
Colleen Quinn and her team handled our wills, as well as our same-sex step parent adoption of our son. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and very accommodating with our long distance needs as we actually live an hour from Richmond. We would absolutely recommend her and will definitely return to her for any future attorney needs!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1988
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Hayfield High School
  • 1981

Associations

  • Virginia Law Foundation
  • Vice-President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Co-Chairs, Committees, Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Adoption Attorney of the Year - US
  • Lawyer's Monthly magazine
  • 2017
  • Av-rated
  • AV- rated Martindale Hubell - by the Judiciary
  • 2016
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Central VA NAWBO Women of Excellence Awards
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top 25 Female SuperLawyers in Virginia
  • Richmond Magazine
  • 2010
  • Leader in the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009
  • Enterprising Women of Excellence Award Nominee
  • Richmond NAWBO
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Seminar
  • “Injury Case Intake – Gathering and Preserving the Evidence”
  • 2008
  • Law and Mass Communications
  • “Perspectives of a Trial Attorney”
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Adoption Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable & an asset to the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I'm an adoption attorney in another state, when I needed expert assistance in a chapter on assisted reproduction technology in an adoption book I was writing, Colleen's excellent reputation in the ART field made her the first person I called. Her knowledge is extensive, surpassed only by her ability to make complicated subjects easy to understand. I think she is an exceptional lawyer in the adoption and ART field."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Colleen is an excellent adoption attorney, who has handled countless adoptions. She is very skilled and knowledgeable about all aspects of adoption law. She has also been actively involved in bringing about necessary changes to adoption law in Virginia."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Colleen. A Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, she is a leader in the field of adoption law. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law www.adoptsurrogatelaw.com."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Colleen is an excellent lawyer and an expert in adoption law."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am please to endorse Ms. Quinn. We are Fellows of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and I have had the pleasure of consulting with her on adoption related issues in Virginia, as well as having listened to her speak on adoption and assisted reproduction issues. She is highly respected by others in the field of adoption law and is extremely knowledgible."
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Richmond Car accident Lawyer Colleen Marea Quinn
Colleen Marea Quinn
Car accident Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 34 years