The Quinn Law Firm
399 Knollwood Road, Suite 220
White Plains, New York 10603
Principal and Managing Partner
Andrew C. Quinn is the Principal and Managing Partner of The Quinn Law Firm. He is a veteran trial attorney with over thirty 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. Mr. Quinn has established a reputation as a prolific trial attorney, winning numerous high profile verdicts for his clients in both state and federal court, including:
- The acquittal of New Rochelle Police Officer Michael Vaccaro in a highly-publicized case charging him with the criminal assault of a defendant who had earlier attempted to assault his elderly mother. Despite video evidence showing Officer Vaccaro striking the defendant, Quinn successfully argued that the Officer’s actions were justified and within the limits of reasonable force.
- The dismissal of false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force claims against a team of Mount Vernon narcotics officers, who apprehended a street-level narcotics dealer during a field operation. The Quinn Firm successfully convinced a federal civil rights jury that the allegations made against the officers were false, and that the claims made against them had no merit.
- The acquittal of Brewster Village Police Officer Fernando Quinones, who was captured on video taking a suspect to the ground. Quinones was indicted by the Putnam County District Attorney with ten counts related to the alleged falsification of police reports related to the arrest. The Quinn Firm established that the complainant lied repeatedly under oath, and that the video of the incident was not inconsistent with the reports submitted by Officer Quinones.
- The acquittal of New York City Police Sergeant Hugh Barry, who was charged with Murder in the Second Degree, in connection with the self-defense shooting of a bat wielding 66 year old woman in the Bronx. This case was followed by national media.
- The dismissal of federal civil rights violations allegations against two Mount Vernon Police Officers who were accused by a retired federal probation officer of using excessive force during a stop. All charges against the officers were dismissed following a trial in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.
- 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 dismissal of civil rights claims against a Mount Vernon police narcotics officer who witnessed a known drug dealer engage in a street-level drug transaction in a populated commercial area of the City. Despite evidence that the dealer was injured during the arrest, a federal jury agreed with the Quinn Firm’s claims that the injuries occurred due to the dealer’s violent resisting and the force applied by responding officers was necessary and reasonable.
- In another case that was followed in the national media, the dismissal of civil rights claims against White Plains Police Officer Anthony Carelli in the shooting death of Kenneth Chamberlain following a jury trial in the United States District Court in White Plains. The civil case followed the Quinn’s successful representation of Officer Carelli through the criminal investigation, where a Westchester County Grand Jury declined to file an indictment against the officer, and the United States Attorney’s Office declined to file criminal charges – 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. Quinn used medical experts to prove 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 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 his client 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 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 Benevolent Association; the Rockland County Police Benevolent Association; the Town of Harrison Police Department; and the Town of Yorktown Police Association, as well as numerous other police unions. Mr. Quinn presently represents police officers in administrative and criminal matters from the New York State Police; Suffolk County Detectives; the City of New Rochelle; the City of Yonkers; the City of Mount Vernon; the City of White Plains; the Town of Harrison; the Village of Mamaroneck; Putnam County; Rockland County; 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 is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, D.C. 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; The National Trial Lawyers Top 1oo; he has been named a Super Lawyer since 2020.