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Gerard Quinn concentrates his practice in appellate advocacy as well as the research and preparation of complex motions. As Chairman of the firm's Research and Appeals practice group, he works closely with all of the other departments in the firm, including negligence defense, plaintiffs, civil and commercial litigation and casino law. He joined Cooper Levenson in 1982.
Jerry practiced in the State of New York, arguing before the New York State Appellate Division as well as the New York State Court of Appeals. In New Jersey, he has prepared briefs and submitted arguments to the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Significant victories on appeal include cases on a wide variety of legal issues such as defamation, casino regulation, the law against discrimination, Title VII, the liability of contractors and builders, unemployment insurance benefits, the Tort Claims Act, and insurance law.
He is a founding member of the Diocese of Trenton St. Thomas More Society and a member of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. He served for 16 years as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Character.
Jerry is a graduate of Union College (B.A. summa cum laude 1977 with Departmental Honors in Classics) and Albany Law School (J.D. 1980). He was admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1981, the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1982, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1985, and the United States Supreme Court in 1989.