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     I am one of only a handful of attorneys that can state that they were former Deputy Clerks, Auditors and Bailiffs in the Probate Court of Jackson County Missouri.  During my two years in the Probate Court, I learned the importance of good estate planning.  I also learned the basics of trying a case before the Probate Court.   After law school I worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles Shangler in the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals where I honed my skills as a legal writer. 

      I am admitted to the practice of law in the state of Missouri before the State and Federal Courts.  I am a member of the Missouri Bar and a current or former member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  I went into private practice with my father, Donald J. Quinn on June 1, 1981 located in the Commerce Bank Building, 8901 State Line, Kansas City, MO  and I have been located in the same suite of offices since that date.

       I am a frequent guest speaker on estate planning, elder law and probate matters before both professional and civic groups.

      I am fluent in spanish and has regularly assisted in pro bono matters involving spanish speaking persons referred to me by various organizations.

      I  graduated from  Rockhurst High School in 1974 and then graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a B/A-English  in 1977. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law  in 1980.  I have attended numerous post graduate continuing legal education courses and I am conversant with the latest issues regarding Probate and Trust Litigation.

      I have litigated cases before the Probate Judges in Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte, St. Clair and  Benton Counties in Missouri and in Johnson and Wyandotte County, Kansas (with local counsel).

      Some clients say I have a "type A" personality.  Maybe they are right.  What I do know is that I really care about my clients and in getting them the best results possible.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
    37 years
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    35 years
  4. Wills: 10%
    35 years



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Contact info

Quinn & Quinn LAw

9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 290
Kansas City, MO, 64114-3245


MOGood Standing, Active198101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkWestern District Court of Appeals of State of Missouri1981 - 1981
Deputy clerk, auditor and bailiffProbate Court of Jackson County, Missouri1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dusty Willcuts, et al vs Amber McClainRespondent found liable for unlawfully taking trust assets
Estate of H.G.Respondent adjudicated and public administrator appointed as Guardian/Conservator. Long term care provided for.
Estate of H.G.Protectee now living with relatives in Florida
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Publication nameTitleDate
Diocesan Newsletter of Kansas City-St. Joseph MissouriNon Probate Transfers in MissouriN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Rockhurst High SchoolN/AN/A1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate CommitteeFraudulent Conveyances Act in MissouriN/A
Community Affairs showNon Probate Transfers and avoiding ProbateN/A