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Mary Elizabeth Quinn

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.9   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Mary

Learn Mary’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Agressive and effective representation of clients in divorce cases dealing with Parenting Issues, asset and liability idenitification and valuation, alimony issues and child support issues.

    27 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%

    27 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    Assisting Familys in all aspects of Marital & Family Law including divorce, child custody, visitation, time-sharing, alimony,distribution of assets and liabilities, child support and all related issues.

    27 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%

    27 years, 500 cases

Mary Elizabeth Quinn is Board Certified in the areas of Marital & Family Law. Ms. Quinn is the Founder of Quinn & Lynch, P.A.  that specializes in the areas of Marital & Family Law.  As a Trial Attorney,  Ms. Quinn specializes in the area of Divorce Law and has over twenty (20)  years of extensive litigation experience in those areas. Ms. Quinn confines her practice exclusively to complex dissolution of marriage litigation and negotiations, mediations, parenting and time-sharing issues, custodial determination, asset distribution, spousal support, maintenance and alimony.  Furthermore, Ms. Quinn has extensive experience in the preparation & execution of Premarital Agreements, trial litigation experience with domestic violence issues, Paternity actions, modifications of existing Orders of the Court and declaratory relief as it relates to Family Law.

 

Ms. Quinn is certified to practice before the United States Supreme Court;  the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She has been an active committee member of the Florida Family Law Rules & Forms Committee since 2006 and currently serves on this Committee with the Florida Bar. Ms. Quinn has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1996 and has been active in its Family Law Section. Furthermore, she has been active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association and specifically the Family Law Section of the Bar. Ms. Quinn is a Master of the Family Law Inns of Court and an active member of both the Florida and Hillsborough Associations of Women Lawyers.

 

Ms. Quinn graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in English. She graduated from St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, Florida where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors in 1996.

For over twenty (20)  years, Ms. Quinn has been active in the Family Law Community and has conducted several seminars including Overview of Family & Matrimonial Law; Divorce Law in Florida; Marital Settlement Agreements in Florida; Handling your First Custody Dispute; Child Custody Modifications; and Divorce Taxation in Florida.

 

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412 East Madison Street
Suite 1008
Tampa, FL, 33602

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Yolanda | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding & Professional Lawyer
I hired Mrs. Quinn to defend me in Court to get restore the alimony and child support payments that former spouse stopped to pay and refused to comply with the Court Order. Mrs. Quinn's perseverance to fight against all the lies and attacks from former husband and his lawyer brought my case to a successful victory for me. Only a lawyer with her vast experience, professionalism and expertise can fight difficult cases like mine and persevere until the end to bring Justice to her clients. I highly recommend her and Mrs. Quinn is totally trustworthy and reliable.
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Posted by Ninou | March 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate & understanding
I would highly recommend Mary Quinn. She knows family law and I would recommend her to others going through a divorce or modification case. I hired Quinn & Lynch to represent me in a case my ex-husband brought. Mary was very compassionate and helpful throughout the whole this process and secured a settlement for me. She was very mindful of the facts in my case and my limited funds to fight my ex-husband
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Posted by Terrie | March 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
Mrs. Quinn provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details of my dissolution of marriage case. She was very knowledgeable about the law and negotiated a wonderful settlement for me and my family. I was so happy with the legal services that I received that I again retained Mary and her firm for other family law matters and even referred my family members to Mary when they were going through a divorce. Mary is a consummate professional who knows family law and will protect your legal rights. If you are thinking about divorce, I highly recommend Mary Quinn and the attorneys and staff of Quinn & Lynch, P.A.
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Posted by Christine Haulk | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding! She'll fight for your wants & needs!!!
Mary represented me in a very ugly divorce. She was extremely attentative to my needs and always made sure my issues were addressed even if it wasn't within her control. She is an awesome person and an outstanding attorney! You will never regret hiring her to represent you. She fought hard for me and got me FAR BEYOND what I expected. I'd recommend 1,000x over! She's very organized and has no issue contacting anyone for anything you need. She is truly amazing.
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Posted by Michael | October 24, 2016
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Quick and honest
I felt like Mary always had my best interests in her thoughts. She was always quick and to the point and set everything straight. She was very clear from the beginning about expectations and ensured my best interests were met.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Smart and concise
Mary was wonderful.smart, easy to understand and protected my rights at all times.
Posted by Cheryl | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I Ever Made
Eight years ago, when my 23 year marriage ended, I had NO idea how naive I was. As facts about our business dealings, earnings and assets were disclosed, my eyes were opened to our factual financial position, which helped me mediate a FAIR and equitable agreement. A shutter to think where I would be if I had mediated without Mary Quinn, as my ex insisted so that we could both save attorney fees. A nuts and bolts driver was just what this soft hearted client needed. Mary and I have totally different styles; If you are looking for a warm and fuzzy checker player she's not your fit. Mary is a knowledgeable, strategic chess player. She knows family law. Mary was recommended to me by a professional in South Tampa. I've been divorced eight years now and I in turn recommend Mary Quinn to every person I know who is the unfortunate situation of a divorce. The decisions and agreement I made allowed me to go forward knowing I had the best advice possible for my circumstance. Hiring Mary Quinn was the best decision I ever made.
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Posted by JOSEPH | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mary Quinn handled my child support modification cases on several occasions throughout the time I was engaged in litigation with my ex-wife. She was highly responsive, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable in all the intricacies of the legal process. Her courtroom demeanor is extremely professional and you would be hard-pressed to find a better family law attorney. Mary Quinn has earned my highest recommendation and respect.
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Posted by Brenda | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
You can't go wrong by hiring Mary Quinn
I hired Mary to represent me during my divorce after attending her "Navigating Your Way Through Florida Divorce" seminar. She took very good care of my case and helped me achieve my goals. She was a bit more aggressive than I truly needed, but I'd much rather ask my lawyer to back down than ask why she isn't doing more. The entire thing - from the day I met her to the final court date - only took 4.5 months. Hopefully I'll never need her help again, but if I do, I won't hesitate to call.
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Posted by Missy | June 1, 2015
She is my sanity!
I had a lame lawyer which I fired for lack of progress and effort. As soon as I hired Mary she got to work. After just a short time, she knew more about my finances and case than I did. She guided me and gave me the good news and bad news straight up. In the end, Mary was able to do the impossible... settle a divorce case that looked hopeless. It was nearly a miracle! Thank you for giving me my sanity back and allowing me to rebuild my life Mary!
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Posted by James | January 21, 2015
One of the Best, Ever !!
I have dealt with many attorneys over the years and Mary Quinn is one of the best , if not the best, ever. We engaged her several months ago in a family law matter and the experience has been very rewarding and successful. She is a "quick study" and absorbs the essestials of a complex case almost immediately. She is most valuable because she "tells it how it is" and avoids raising false expectations. Her sage, straight forward advise ( based on many year's experience) steers you away from legal action unless absolutely necessary. Ms Quinn is highly professional being on-time for meetings and responding to requests in a timely manner. She is very honest which can't be said for many in her profession. Our matter is ongoing and our confidence in Ms Quinn is very high. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal advice in the Family Law practice area.
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Posted by Katie | December 11, 2014
Mary Quinn is awesome!
Mary is great! She is very professional and well respected by her clients and her peers. She doesn't like to drag your case out any longer than it has to be. I never got the feeling that she was trying to make money off of me. She was trying to help me, help as quickly and efficiently as possible. My case took exactly a year, like she wanted. She was honest with me and didn't fight for things, wasting my money if she knew she couldn't win them based on lack of information or proof. She didn't want to slow down the process by needless motions and drain me dry. She listened to me, I was able to disagree with her on some things, tell her what I wanted whether she agreed or not, she respected it. I loved the personal treatment as well. I was scared to death, stressed and anxious and her being with me helped so much! She is personable, and she knows her stuff! Very strong, very smart, knows the law, and commands respect. She is not afraid to go after someone while fighting for something, but does so very professionally. She gets answers! I not only consider her still as my lawyer, even though my case is over, but my friend too!
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Posted by Beth | December 5, 2014
GREAT LAWYER
I used Mary Quinn for my divorce a few years back and then again when ex husband re-open the case. She handles everything promptly and and made me feel like everything would and did work out. I have recommeneded her to others that have used her services too and have been very pleased. She was professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a competant attorney who knows what she is doing.
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Posted by Frank | December 4, 2014
Excellent Representation
Going through a divorce is one of the hardest steps you will take in your life. It's emotionally and mentally draining. Mary made this process easier than expected and was very prompt in her communications. She is very knowledgeable in her field and will give you all the facts straight to the point. When choosing a lawyer, it's a tough decision because you don't get a second chance. I feel that I had made the best decision to retain Mary as my lawyer and was satisfied throughout the entire process. Her office location is also great because it's located in downtown Tampa which is central to most areas and a few minutes walk to the court house.
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Posted by Tampa Dad | September 1, 2010
Only if you want the very best...
I had a difficult divorce and custody case, and an attorney that I didn't feel right with. It was time to change. Mary Quinn was highly recommended by someone I trusted. I had to be persistent to get her to take my case so close to deadlines, but there is no looking back. I have used her services for mediation, and a multi day trial. When "low road" tactics against me surfaced later, she was the safe haven to resolve this, and a referral to an attorney with a different specialty. I had my legal team! I could go on and on, but actions speak louder than words and Mary Quinn delivers. When you feel betrayed, and untrusting, Mary is the person you can rely on. You can walk into court with confidence. I think the key word is trust. If you don't trust your attorney, you have nothing. She will sugar coat nothing, tells it how it is, and is respected by her peers and the system. You may not like what she tells you, but you are best advised to do it as she says if you want to have a positive outcome. She will make you feel like she has no other clients. Thank you, Mary. You're the best.
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Posted by Paul | April 1, 2010
Best in Tampa Bay Area
I met Mary through another in 2000. Shortly after, it was necessary to hire her for my own divorce and child custody battle. She asked two things, listen to what she said and be honest. I did just that. As a result of her knowledge, her caring and tenacity, the outcome could not have been better. Ten years later, I still refer Mary Quinn to all of my friends, to friends of friends and to family members. I tell them the same thing she told me and they have been happy with their outcomes. In a time when it was unheard of for the Man to gain custody of the children much less 3 daughters, 1 less than 1 year of age, Mary fought for what she believed was right. For that, she will always be the legal reference I will always use and always refer to anyone who needs help and wants to be treated fairly. I welcome any questions regarding Mary and her talents.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2010
Professional and Knowledgeable
I hired Mrs. Quinn to represent me in a difficult and lengthy divorce case. She was extremely knowledgable, professional and always prepared. She asked all my questions and provided me with valuable information regarding my case. I would recommend her highly
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2010
Best Divorce Lawyer
I utilizedMrs. Quinn to represent me in a difficult and lengthy divorce. She was professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a competant attorney who knows her stuff
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2009
Knowledgeable, Reliable and Fantastic
Ms. Quinn is one fo the best lawyers I have dealt with she is very knowledgeable about the law, agressive, respectful and compasionate. I would recommend her and her Firm highly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Quinn & Lynch, P.A
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Owner
  • Quinn Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Turmel & Quinn, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Barr Murman Tonelli, P.A.
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • St. Thomas School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1996
  • University of South Florida
  • Bachelors of Art
  • 1991

Associations

  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Family Law Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Certification Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Florida Bar, Certification Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Florida Bar Rules & Forms Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Tampa
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Law Frims
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney's Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated Preeminent
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2010
  • Certified to Practice
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2004
  • Acknowledgment Award for Public Service
  • Center for Women
  • 2002
  • Certified to Practice
  • United States District Court Middle District Florida
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Center for Women
  • Divorce Law In Florida
  • 2002
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Child Custody Modification
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Overview of Family Law
  • Family Law
  • 2010
  • Divorce Law
  • Divorce issues in Florida
  • 2009
  • Divorce Law in Florida
  • Divorce Law
  • 2003
  • Marital Agreements in Florida
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2002
  • Child Custody Modifications
  • Modifications of Child Custody Orders
  • 2001
  • Handling your First Custody Dispute
  • Custody Disputes
  • 2001
  • Divorce Taxation in Florida
  • Taxation issues in Divorce
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Mary
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary Quinn is a Board Certified Family Law attorney and the founder and principal of The Quinn Law Firm. Mary is a gifted attorney and advocate. She has subject matter expertise in family law, child support child custody, visitation, alimony, domestic violence and paternity. She is brilliant and obtains favorable results for her clients. Without hesitation, I endorse and recommend Mary."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent lawyer and advocate for her Clients. Always professional and ethical in her handlings of her cases."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mary Quinn is one of the most learned lawyers I know. She has a near photographic recollection of case law, and approaches her cases with reasonable expectations of the law and a willingness to consider both sides of the conflict when coming to a solution. I would recommend Mary to anyone seeking assistance in the area of family law and have had nothing but good experiences in working with her on cases, both in and out of the courtroom."
Child custody Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always a professional. Thanks."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Quinn is an excellent family law attorney and advocates well for her clients. She settles cases when appropriate and litigates when necessary."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mary Quinn for well over 10 years. I have had cases in which she was opposing counsel and I have mediated several cases in which she was one of the attorneys. Not only is Mary Quinn ALWAYS well prepared, but her clients are as well, which is very important, especially in a mediation setting when clients' understanding is necessary for them to exercise their right to make their own decisions. Mary is extremely knowledgeable and her sense of ethics is above board."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the pleasure, and challenge, of working as opposing counsel on several family law cases with Mary Quinn over the years. She is an excellent attorney that is always well-prepared and knowledgeable,"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary Quinn is extremely knowledgeable in the area of family law. She is a very organized lawyer who advocates passionately for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary is an excellent Family Law Attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable, always prepared and has a great working relationship with her clients. Her reputation in the legal community is second to none."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mary for several years and she is an excellent attorney. She is a skilled litigator, thorough, highly organized, and a strong advocate for her clients. She is on a very short list of attorneys I would recommend if I had a conflict on a case."
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