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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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1981||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Clerk||Western District Court of Appeals of State of Missouri||1981 - 1981|
|Deputy clerk, auditor and bailiff||Probate Court of Jackson County, Missouri||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||N/A||1981 - Present|
|Dusty Willcuts, et al vs Amber McClain||Respondent 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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|Diocesan Newsletter of Kansas City-St. Joseph Missouri||Non Probate Transfers in Missouri||N/A|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Rockhurst High School||N/A||N/A||1974|
|Probate Committee||Fraudulent Conveyances Act in Missouri||N/A|
|Community Affairs show||Non Probate Transfers and avoiding Probate||N/A|