Gordon D. Quinn became a lawyer because he loved to read and he wanted to help people solve their problems. The combination of analytical and interpersonal skills proved an excellent basis for a legal career.
When he joined the firm in the 1990s, Gordon was mentored by Fred Sullivan and Dick Hayes and emulated their approach in working with other attorneys, clients, and unions. He adopted the partners’ modus operandi: enable clients to pursue strategies that avoid costly problems down the road, while strenuously representing them in litigation should it become necessary.
Gordon builds a trusting relationship with his clients and makes himself accessible and available. He has a way of helping his clients identify their particular objectives and keep them in the forefront of their discussions. He then helps them determine the most effective and yet economical way to achieve them. He is a strong believer in the value of an educated client. The more a client knows about the pertinent legal issues, the more likely the client is to have realistic expectations and to make better decisions.
Gordon’s focus is employment litigation and advising clients on employment and labor concerns. He has years of experience successfully representing clients in a variety of litigation-related matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as extensive experience in arbitration. His most memorable case was Graham v. Springfield, Vermont School District, in which he successfully argued against a jury verdict in a wrongful termination case before the Vermont Supreme Court.
Gordon remains an avid reader, jogger, and bike rider. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle. Given the firm’s involvement in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day festivities, he participates in the annual road race. Gordon is a coach for youth sports, active in his church and a member of the Children’s Study Home Board of Directors and chairman of the personnel sub-committee.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Connecticut
United States District Court – District of Massachusetts
United States District Court – District of Connecticut