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James W. Quinn, American lawyer. Named one of Top 10 Trial Lawyers in American, National Law Journal, 1993, 2004.


Quinn, James W. was born on October 1, 1945 in Bronxville, New York, United States. Son of James Joseph Quinn and Marie Joan (Blossy) Tisi.


AB cum laude, University Notre Dame, 1967. Bachelor of Laws, Fordham University School Law, 1971.


Associate Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York City, 1971-1977, 78-79, partner to senior partner global chair litig./regulatory department, since 1979, member management committee. Partner Fleisher & Quinn, 1977-1978. Adjunct associate professor law Fordham University, New York City, 1985-1987.

Speaker and lecturer in field.


  • Bar: New York 1972, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts New York ) 1973, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1974, United States Supreme Court 1984, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1984, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1985, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1986, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 2000, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: American Bar Association's Corporate Litigator, 1989, Corporate Counsellor's Deskbook, 1990, Litigating Complex Careers, 1997, American Bar Association's Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 1998. Editor: Fordham University Law Review, 1969-1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board director American Diabetes Association, Landmark Foundation, The Respect for Law Alliance. Fellow International Academy Trial Lawyers, American College Trial Lawyers, New York Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (forum committee on the entertainment and sports industries 1982-1985, co-chairman subcommittee alternate dispute resolution, committee Corporate Counsel 1983-1990, litigation section, progressive chairman and chairman of sports and entertainment subcommittee of the trial practice committee 1985-1992), Association of Bar of City of New York (committee of state jurisdiction 1979-1981, committee on entertainment & sports 1984-1987, committee on anti-trust regulation 1987-1989, chairman committee sports law 1993-1996).

Member advisory board National Judicial College, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the Center Public Resources, Federal Bar Council.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, running, reading.


Married Kathleen Manning, Kellianne, Christopher, Tierney, Kerrin.

James Joseph Quinn Tisi

Marie Joan (Blossy) Tisi

Kathleen Manning