About Us

Colleen Quinn

Legal Counsel / Contract Coordinator

As the 2024 President of the Virginia Law Foundation (VLF) for its 50th Anniversary celebration, Colleen’s honors include:

  • 2021 VLF Fellow
  • Inaugural 2019 VLW Influential Women in Virginia (Va Lawyer’s Weekly)
  • Top “Women in the Law” (in Family Law & Personal Injury 2016-23)
  • “Best Lawyers in America” (U.S. News & World Report 2015-23)
  • AAAA 2018 “President’s Award”
  • 2017 “Adoption Attorney of the Year” (Lawyers Monthly magazine)
  • 2017 MRWBA Women of Achievement Award
  • 2015 Virginia State Bar Family Law Service award
  • “Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers” (2012-20) by Law.com and Legal Leaders
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by National Trial Lawyers (2012-18)
  • “Super Lawyers” Top 100 (2019-23, 2013, 2012))/Top 50 (2011) in Virginia
  • Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Virginia Business, 2019-23, 2010-17, 2005)
  • “Super Lawyer” by Richmond magazine (2006-23)

She owns the Quinn Law Centers (2023 “Best Law Firms in America”) and is a former partner of Locke & Quinn. She has an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell by both peers and the judiciary, and “Client Champion” rating by clients.

She is the Founder and Host of the “Raising the Bar” Greater RVA Law Talk Radio Show. The Centers include the Women’s Injury Law Center, the Personal Injury & Employment Law Center, the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, the Estate & Family Planning Law Center, and the QLC Internship program.

Quinn practices personal injury, employment, family formation (adoption & surrogacy), guardianship, and estate planning law, is admitted to the practice in all state and federal courts in Virginia, and has a background in commercial litigation and insurance coverage.

Quinn graduated from the University of Virginia (JD 1988) and William and Mary (BA 1985) and served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice, Virginia Supreme Court 1988.

She serves/has served on numerous Boards:

  • AAAA Board (2007-11 & 2013-18), President 2016-17
  • Va Law Foundation (President, Finance Chair)
  • Va Family Law Coalition
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Richmond Chapter (Past-President)
  • Richmond NAWBO Foundation Board (Past-Secretary), Women of Excellence Co-Chair (four years)
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (Past-President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, JCE Chair)
  • Richmond Women’s Business Consortium (Past-Chairman)
  • Family Formation Charitable Trust (2016-2018)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Creating a Family Board (2013-16)
  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council (2012-17)
  • CW of VA Girl Scouts Board (2014+, Treasurer)
  • Richmond YWCA (Past-President, Advisory Council)

Ms. Quinn is a member of the LGBT Bar Family Law Institute, VEBA, ACLU, Equality VA, and Gay RVA. She is a member of ASRM, ABA, RBA, VSB, and the AAJ. She speaks and publishes frequently with over 500 presentations and publications.