Judge John P. Quinn is announcing his decision to for run for an additional term as Judge of the Summit County Domestic Relations Court in 2014.
Judge Quinn began his first term as Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division in January, 2003, and was reelected to a second term in November, 2008. He became the Administrative Judge of the Domestic Relations Division in January 2013.
Judge Quinn graduated from Akron St. Vincent High School. He received his undergraduate and law degrees, both with honors, from Ohio State University. Judge Quinn has 38 years of legal experience. He first worked at Ohio State Legal Services in Columbus and then Summit County Legal Aid Society before going into private practice in 1980.
In 1995, Judge Quinn began working as a part-time Magistrate in the Domestic Relations Court handling the domestic violence docket. In 1996, Judge Quinn became a full-time Magistrate and in January 1999, he was appointed Chief Magistrate.
In January 2001, Judge Quinn joined the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office as Chief Counsel of the Civil Division. As Chief Counsel, Judge Quinn supervised the civil and tax departments and the Child Support Enforcement Agency. He returned Summit County Domestic Relations Court in when elected as Judge in 2003.
During Judge Quinn’s years of practice in Summit County he has been active in numerous local community organizations, including as a past Board member of Summit County Community Action, and the Good Samaritan Hunger Center. He is a Board member of the First Friday Club of Akron, and Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County. He has also served on the Family and Children First Council. Judge Quinn is a member of the Akron Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges.
Judge Quinn lives in Fairlawn with his wife Delores. He has three children and three grandchildren.
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