Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Quinn

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Quinn (Tampa, Florida)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Quinn

Attorney in Tampa, FL
Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney with 17 years of experience in the area of family law. Member, Family Law Inns of Court. Seminars Conducted: Overview of Family and Matrimonial Law, 1998—; Divorce Law in Florida, 2003; Marital Agreements in Florida, 2002; Handling your First Custody Dispute, 2001; Child Custody Modifications, 2001; Divorce Taxation in Florida, 1997. Partner, Turmel & Quinn, P.A., Tampa, Florida, 1999-2002. Litigation Associate, Barr, Murman, Tonelli, P.A., Tampa, Florida, 1997-1999.
813-867-2042 813-867-2042
Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Marital Assets and Debts
  • Modification
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Enforcement
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Separation
  • Adoptions
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Annulment
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Protection
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Day Care
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • International Child Abduction
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Palimony
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
Total time spent on pro bono work: 20%

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
4.0 out of 5.0
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Value for Money
  • Data based on 7 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 12/21/14
Posted by a Consumer on 12/21/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Mary made sure I was taken care of in my divorce. She brought up issues that hadn't occurred to me, explained everything well, and definitely helped me get what I need.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/09/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Ms. Quinn handles herself in the most professional manner at all times. Thus is why she is highly respected amongst her peers in the legal community. She diligently works on your case and does not miss deadlines or drag out any court dates. Her vast knowledge of family law provides her clients with the best end result. You owe it to yourself to hire Ms. Quinn to represent you in any family law case.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/23/14
1.5 out of 5.0
She is knowledgeable on the basics but she did not understand our divorce case and several things were mismanaged. There is more than will write here but a basic overview: Papers were misfiled with a fellow client and some were lost. Last month, received a financial affidavit from another client of hers (and my divorce was final months ago with no correspondence with Mary since that time). Confidentiality breach while working with her and after our divorce was complete. Failure to provide proper legal guidance that would allow more efficient handling of paperwork and help manage attorney expenditures. Example, had initial court date set for divorce, but already had mediation underway and a follow up mediation shortly after the scheduled court date. Requested we consider cancelling court and Mary Quinn stated the court date could not be cancelled. That same day, received notice of request from opposing counsel to cancel courtdate until after second mediation meeting stating there may not be a no need for court until mediation agreement complete (or if the mediator will no longer be used and both parties wish to proceed directly through the courts). In open discussion on billing, Mary Quinn confirmed there would be no surprises and any time the retainer was close to a zero balance, additional funds would need paid up front as she did wish to work without funds already in hand. That provided great comfort to me in our opening discussions. Actual billing came every two months and with me owing more than double any retainers. After first bill, shared would need to know billing as it was happening and avoid additional surprises. Was informed by Mary Quinn to read the actual contract I signed at beginning of divorce proceedings and, she was correct, it did state billing would be periodic. The discrepancy between verbal vs. written was a big disappointment and did not help when going through a divorce. In email correspondence. Documents shared stated read and share your thoughts. Several were much like a foreign language to me and there would be no thoughts to share. It would have been helpful to receive documents with simple summary stating this is what this really means and here is my recommendation. Shared this on numerous occassions and gave examples of what would help to expedite our communication and stay focused on the divorce. The request was repeatedly refused. It was difficult to write this but felt the importance of sharing as the list is much longer than what shared here. It is not a customer scorned, rather, a prior client that felt it necessary to share with others to proceed with caution and use the above information when seeking attorney assistance - to have more knowledge than I -things are not always what they seem
Posted by a Consumer on 03/27/14
5.0 out of 5.0
What do you say when you cannot say enough about a true professional? Mary Quinn is not a multi function attorney, she is a laser guided law machine. Mary Quinn took my case under unusual circumstances, 1 month from trial, after I had lost confidence in another attorney. She went into what I now call "Mary mode", where you feel like you are her only client. Only hire Mary if you want the best in Tampa and are willing to do what she tells you. Trusted and highly recommended.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/17/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Ms Quinn was very attentive to details and always made sure to let me know what the process was about and the steps she was taking and the purpose. Also, she always provided the appropriate advise prior to and during any court proceeding.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/17/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Ms. Quinn will help you understand the complete process of divorce and help you make the right decisions for you and your family. My divorce case was a nightmare. I'd lost my ability to compromise with my ex-wife. Mary single-handedly resurrected negotiations with opposing counsel and saved me from a costly court appearance. She focused on my prorities, she was kind, patient, professional, and persistent!! She explained everything to me and treated me like her only client!! She is the VERY BEST!
Posted by a Consumer on 08/11/13
1.5 out of 5.0
Failed to follow through on most points brought up.
Quite expensive; expected an interested attorney who wanted to help clients more than collecting the considerable fees.
Cuts ties with clients and sends out a "final" bill so that the client will not recontact this attorney with complaints on service. Once the client goes away, the "final" bill goes away.

Overall Peer Rating

in Family Law
5.0 out of 5.0
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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details
Admitted in 1996, Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Credit Cards Accepted
Law School Attended
St. Thomas University School of Law
Class of 1996
with honors
University Attended
University of South Florida
Class of 1991
Associations & Memberships
The Florida Bar (Member, Family Law Section; Family Law Rules and Forms Committee, 2006-2009, 2009-2012); Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section); Florida Association of Women Lawyers; Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers.
(Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

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Quinn Law Firm, P.A.
412 East Madison Street, Suite 803,
Tampa, FL 33602-4616
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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Quinn
Quinn Law Firm, P.A.
412 East Madison Street, Suite 803,
Tampa, FL 33602-4616

Quinn Law Firm, P.A. (Tampa, Florida)