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Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association Annual Holiday Awards Luncheon

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association held their annual holiday luncheon and presentation of the 2017 Women of Achievement Award to Colleen M. Quinn. The luncheon was held at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Virginia. Colleen is a partner at Locke & Quinn, a past president of the MRWBA, and a tireless advocate for her clients. Colleen has been practicing law in the Richmond area Read More

How Your Race and Gender Could Impact Your Injury Settlement

A black female school teacher facing multiple surgeries after a car accident and a four-year-old Hispanic boy with brain damage from lead paint in a rented apartment. Both lives forever changed by the carelessness of others. And both lives valued less than a white male’s when it came time to calculate their projected future earnings in personal injury claims. Because 95% of personal injury claims result in confidential settlements, it is difficult to measure Read More

Is Your Landlord Liable for Your Safety?

As a tenant in an apartment building or rental home, you may not realize that your lease also guarantees you the right to expect a certain level of safety and security. You should be able to go to sleep at night not worrying that a careless landlord has left you at risk for an accident or injury. If you are injured or attacked while living in a rental home, you may be able to pursue a Read More

When Victims Prefer Female Personal Injury Lawyers – Are They Available?

A woman with horrific scarring after a botched breast reduction; a rape survivor suing her landlord for hiring the convicted criminal who attacked her; a class action lawsuit against a trans-vaginal medical product – all scenarios where plaintiffs might feel more comfortable working with a female personal injury attorney. However, they may struggle to find one. An ABA study titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table”, discovered (using Read More

Sexual Assault Victims Can Seek Monetary Justice

A trusting patient with an unscrupulous doctor; a train passenger trying to enjoy a peaceful journey; and a young woman sleeping in her own home. All victims of sexual assault committed by perpetrators who were later found liable for their crimes. Those findings provided much needed financial restitution for the victims’ pain and suffering. After an attack, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors are often focused on healing, both physically and emotionally. What they Read More

Woman’s arm was yanked back by deli employee – $450,000 Settlement

By: Virginia Lawyers Weekly October 31, 2017 On Jan. 12, 2014, the plaintiff and her family were having lunch at McAlister’s Deli. While at lunch, the plaintiff was seated in an armless chair at a table with her back to the aisle. At that same time, a female busser carrying a large and heavy bus pan filled with dishes walked quickly down the aisle towards the plaintiff, and as she passed by the plaintiff, Read More

Daycare Injuries

Day Care Providers – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Children

Working parents throughout Virginia depend on day care providers to look after their children. Unfortunately, children at day care facilities who are injured often are too young to speak up for themselves. These injuries are varied and numerous and can range from milk bottle burns to playground accidents to being left behind abandoned on a field trip. If

Read More

Legal Brief – Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

On this radio show sponsored by Creating a Family, Colleen Quinn, owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at Locke & Quinn, joins host Dawn Davenport and Andrea Braverman, a therapist specializing infertility and alternative family building, to talk about “Choosing between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption.” For patients who have not been successful with IVF, the next decision many infertility patients face is whether they should move to third Read More

When Victims Prefer Female Personal Injury Lawyers – Are They Available?

A woman with horrific scaring after a botched breast reduction; a rape survivor suing her landlord for hiring the convicted criminal who attacked her; a class action lawsuit against a trans-vaginal medical product – all scenarios where plaintiffs might feel more comfortable working with a female personal injury attorney.

However, they may struggle to find one. An ABA study titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table”,

Read More

New Laws Regarding Domestic Violence and Stalking in Virginia

As of July 1, 2016, new laws took effect in Virginia in the following areas relevant to domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking:

1. Protective Orders ("POs") Emergency POs to prohibit respondents from being in the physical presence of their victims can be obtained. These include prohibiting a respondent from intentionally maintaining direct visual contact with the victim or unreasonably Read More

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Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association Annual Holiday Awards Luncheon

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association held their annual holiday luncheon and presentation of the 2017 Women of Achievement Award to Colleen M. Quinn. The luncheon was held at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Virginia. Colleen is a partner at Locke & Quinn, a past president of the MRWBA, and a tireless advocate for her clients. Colleen has been practicing law in the Richmond area Read More


How Your Race and Gender Could Impact Your Injury Settlement

A black female school teacher facing multiple surgeries after a car accident and a four-year-old Hispanic boy with brain damage from lead paint in a rented apartment. Both lives forever changed by the carelessness of others. And both lives valued less than a white male’s when it came time to calculate their projected future earnings in personal injury claims. Because 95% of personal injury claims result in confidential settlements, it is difficult to measure Read More


Is Your Landlord Liable for Your Safety?

As a tenant in an apartment building or rental home, you may not realize that your lease also guarantees you the right to expect a certain level of safety and security. You should be able to go to sleep at night not worrying that a careless landlord has left you at risk for an accident or injury. If you are injured or attacked while living in a rental home, you may be able to pursue a Read More


When Victims Prefer Female Personal Injury Lawyers – Are They Available?

A woman with horrific scarring after a botched breast reduction; a rape survivor suing her landlord for hiring the convicted criminal who attacked her; a class action lawsuit against a trans-vaginal medical product – all scenarios where plaintiffs might feel more comfortable working with a female personal injury attorney. However, they may struggle to find one. An ABA study titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table”, discovered (using Read More


Sexual Assault Victims Can Seek Monetary Justice

A trusting patient with an unscrupulous doctor; a train passenger trying to enjoy a peaceful journey; and a young woman sleeping in her own home. All victims of sexual assault committed by perpetrators who were later found liable for their crimes. Those findings provided much needed financial restitution for the victims’ pain and suffering. After an attack, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors are often focused on healing, both physically and emotionally. What they Read More


Woman’s arm was yanked back by deli employee – $450,000 Settlement

By: Virginia Lawyers Weekly October 31, 2017 On Jan. 12, 2014, the plaintiff and her family were having lunch at McAlister’s Deli. While at lunch, the plaintiff was seated in an armless chair at a table with her back to the aisle. At that same time, a female busser carrying a large and heavy bus pan filled with dishes walked quickly down the aisle towards the plaintiff, and as she passed by the plaintiff, Read More


Daycare Injuries

Day Care Providers – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Children

Working parents throughout Virginia depend on day care providers to look after their children. Unfortunately, children at day care facilities who are injured often are too young to speak up for themselves. These injuries are varied and numerous and can range from milk bottle burns to playground accidents to being left behind abandoned on a field trip. If

Read More


Legal Brief – Choosing Between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

On this radio show sponsored by Creating a Family, Colleen Quinn, owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at Locke & Quinn, joins host Dawn Davenport and Andrea Braverman, a therapist specializing infertility and alternative family building, to talk about “Choosing between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption.” For patients who have not been successful with IVF, the next decision many infertility patients face is whether they should move to third Read More


When Victims Prefer Female Personal Injury Lawyers – Are They Available?

A woman with horrific scaring after a botched breast reduction; a rape survivor suing her landlord for hiring the convicted criminal who attacked her; a class action lawsuit against a trans-vaginal medical product – all scenarios where plaintiffs might feel more comfortable working with a female personal injury attorney.

However, they may struggle to find one. An ABA study titled “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table”,

Read More


New Laws Regarding Domestic Violence and Stalking in Virginia

As of July 1, 2016, new laws took effect in Virginia in the following areas relevant to domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking:

1. Protective Orders ("POs") Emergency POs to prohibit respondents from being in the physical presence of their victims can be obtained. These include prohibiting a respondent from intentionally maintaining direct visual contact with the victim or unreasonably Read More

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