Andrew C. Quinn is the Principal and Managing Partner of The Quinn Law Firm. He is a veteran trial attorney with over twenty-five years of trial experience, who has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and has represented clients in both federal and state civil and criminal trials. For the past sixteen years, Mr. Quinn has established himself as one of the most formidable criminal defense attorneys in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Quinn has won numerous high profile acquittals for his clients in both state and federal court, including:
The 2018 acquittal of New York City Police Department Sgt. Hugh Barry who was charged with Murder in connection to the self defense killing of a bat wielding, 66 year old woman in the Bronx. This case was followed by national media._
The acquittal of Village of Mt. Kisco Police Officer George Bubaris, charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree in the alleged beating death of homeless immigrant Renee Perez - a case that was followed in the national media.
The acquittal of Maria Gamboa, a Colombian immigrant accused in the "shaken baby" death of her five month old son. Medical experts proved that the cause of death was a congenital cyst, not shaken baby syndrome.
The acquittal of Yonkers Police Officer Wayne Simoes, accused by the United States Attorney of the Southern District of New York of violating the civil rights of Irma Marquez by slamming her to the ground in a videotaped incident - also followed in the national media.
The acquittal of New York City Police Sergeant Henry Conde, who was accused by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York with Obstructing a Governmental Investigation.
The acquittal of Sleepy Hollow Police Officer Jose Quinoy, accused by the United States Attorney's Office with violating the civil rights of two residents of the Village, a case in which Quinn and his Firm established that the FBI agent assigned to the Quinoy investigation destroyed evidence and perjured herself in an attempt to falsely convict the officer.
The acquittal of Krystle Fernandez, a sixteen year old female accused of Manslaughter in the First Degree in the stabbing death of a second teenager - Quinn convinced a jury that Fernandez acted in self-defense after being attacked by a group of armed assailants
The acquittal of John Spruill, who was charged with Murder in the Second Degree following the death of his elderly aunt. Quinn put forth a successful medical defense which contradicted the findings of the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office.
The representation of White Plains Police Officer Anthony Carelli in the criminal investigation in to the shooting death of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a case in which a Westchester County Grand Jury declined to file an indictment against the officer - a case that was followed in the national media.
The representation of Town of Mount Pleasant Police Officer Ronald Beckley in the criminal investigation into the shooting death of Pace University student Danroy Henry, a case in which a Westchester county Grand Jury declined to present an indictment - a case that was followed in the national media.
The acquittal of City of Mt. Vernon Police Officer Joseph Russo, charged with stealing overtime. Russo was indicted in a thirty seven count felony indictment for allegedly stealing overtime from his department. After a two week jury trial, Russo was acquitted of all charges after Quinn established that he was, in fact innocent. He was later returned to his position as a police officer._
Mr. Quinn presently serves as General Counsel to the New York City Sergeant's Benevolent Association, the Yonkers Police Association, the Harrison Police Department, the Putnam County Sheriff's Department as well as numerous other police unions. Mr. Quinn has represented police officers in administrative and criminal matters from the following jurisdictions: Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Eastchester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Irvington and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. Additionally, Mr. Quinn has represented Court Officers and Corrections Officers from the County and State systems in a variety of legal matters.
Mr. Quinn served nearly ten years in the Westchester County District Attorney's Office under legendary District Attorney Carl Vergari; during his tenure, he rose to the level of Senior Felony Trial Assistant in the Superior Court Trial Division - Major Case Unit, overseeing and prosecuting homicide and violent felony cases until his resignation in October, 1998.
Mr. Quinn is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, D.C., graduating cum laude in August, 1988. He is admitted to practice law in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the State Courts of New York. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the New York Criminal Bar Association.