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November is National Adoption Month

As President, of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, I wish you a very happy, meaningful and fruitful National Adoption Month. As the events unfold this month in our city and region, we all can be inspired by each other and by the one out of three families touched by adoption. History of National Adoption Month For over two decades, National Adoption Month Read More

2016 New Overtime Rules – What Businesses Need to Know

On December 1, 2016, new rules will go into effect regarding overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, most hourly and salaried blue-collar workers are entitled to time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. However, the FLSA also contains several exceptions to this rule. The most common is the “white collar exemption” – an exception for higher-paid workers who generally have Read More

Product Liability

Product liability law involves issues with anything available for purchase. Listen as attorney, Colleen Quinn discusses three primary types of product liability cases: defect in design, defect in manufacturing, or failure to warn of a potential danger. Colleen details examples of prior cases in each of these three areas including a case about an exploding soda bottle, an improperly designed weight machine at a gym that resulted in crushing a Read More

Legal Brief – Automobile Liability

In this radio show segment, Colleen Quinn addresses the topic of automobile liability, including the comparison of Virginia’s contributory negligence (fault) system versus the comparative negligence systems of the majority of states. Colleen also explains the concept of “maximum medical improvement (MMI)” as well as “uninsured motorist insurance coverage” and “negligent entrustment” (when the keys to a vehicle are given to someone that the giver knows will be a dangerous Read More

Equal Pay Act (EPA) v Title VII

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII both were created in an effort to stem discrimination in the workplace. When thinking of the EPA and Title VII, a lot of people think of salary and gender discrimination, but it may be easiest to think of them as swimming pools. The EPA is like a kiddie pool that can only fit a small number of people whereas Title VII is Read More

Legal Brief – Surrogacy Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn talks about the legal aspects of surrogacy. Quinn is the current President of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and is recognized as an expert in surrogacy law. Quinn answers questions about how to choose a surrogate, what type of screening surrogates should receive and the typical cost of surrogacy to the intended parents. She also details the difference between a Read More

Legal Brief – Adoption Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn discusses adoption law and details the process of adopting a child. As President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Quinn is an expert in adoption law. Quinn answers questions regarding how one starts the adoption process, the differences between adopting domestically and internationally, and the average length and cost of the adoption process. However, Quinn isn’t just focused on parents adopting in Read More

Legal Brief – Employment Law

Attorney Colleen Quinn discusses issues relating to employment law in Virginia including the hiring and firing of employees, workplace discrimination, and harassment. Quinn details which groups are protected under Virginia law from discrimination by their employer and what kind of accommodations employers have to provide disabled and other employees. Lastly, Quinn discusses sexual harassment in the workplace and just how far employers and fellow employees can go before they’ve crossed Read More

VSU at center of lawsuit

"Four female members of Virginia State University's faculty and staff are suing the university and its governing board over alleged gender-based pay disparities, sexual harassment and favoritism, and retaliation when they complained.

The separate lawsuits were filed in Richmond Circuit Court by Deborah Goodwyn, associate professor of languages and literature; Zoe Spencer, associate professor of sociology and social work; Sandra Evans, director of the first-year experience program; and Bridget Wilson,

Read More

Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women's Injury Law Center), as well as Locke & Quinn, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Colleen was among three other award winners that evening, recognized in Read More

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News & Events

November is National Adoption Month

As President, of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and owner of the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center, I wish you a very happy, meaningful and fruitful National Adoption Month. As the events unfold this month in our city and region, we all can be inspired by each other and by the one out of three families touched by adoption. History of National Adoption Month For over two decades, National Adoption Month Read More


2016 New Overtime Rules – What Businesses Need to Know

On December 1, 2016, new rules will go into effect regarding overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, most hourly and salaried blue-collar workers are entitled to time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. However, the FLSA also contains several exceptions to this rule. The most common is the “white collar exemption” – an exception for higher-paid workers who generally have Read More


Product Liability

Product liability law involves issues with anything available for purchase. Listen as attorney, Colleen Quinn discusses three primary types of product liability cases: defect in design, defect in manufacturing, or failure to warn of a potential danger. Colleen details examples of prior cases in each of these three areas including a case about an exploding soda bottle, an improperly designed weight machine at a gym that resulted in crushing a Read More


Legal Brief – Automobile Liability

In this radio show segment, Colleen Quinn addresses the topic of automobile liability, including the comparison of Virginia’s contributory negligence (fault) system versus the comparative negligence systems of the majority of states. Colleen also explains the concept of “maximum medical improvement (MMI)” as well as “uninsured motorist insurance coverage” and “negligent entrustment” (when the keys to a vehicle are given to someone that the giver knows will be a dangerous Read More


Equal Pay Act (EPA) v Title VII

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII both were created in an effort to stem discrimination in the workplace. When thinking of the EPA and Title VII, a lot of people think of salary and gender discrimination, but it may be easiest to think of them as swimming pools. The EPA is like a kiddie pool that can only fit a small number of people whereas Title VII is Read More


Legal Brief – Surrogacy Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn talks about the legal aspects of surrogacy. Quinn is the current President of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and is recognized as an expert in surrogacy law. Quinn answers questions about how to choose a surrogate, what type of screening surrogates should receive and the typical cost of surrogacy to the intended parents. She also details the difference between a Read More


Legal Brief – Adoption Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn discusses adoption law and details the process of adopting a child. As President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Quinn is an expert in adoption law. Quinn answers questions regarding how one starts the adoption process, the differences between adopting domestically and internationally, and the average length and cost of the adoption process. However, Quinn isn’t just focused on parents adopting in Read More


Legal Brief – Employment Law

Attorney Colleen Quinn discusses issues relating to employment law in Virginia including the hiring and firing of employees, workplace discrimination, and harassment. Quinn details which groups are protected under Virginia law from discrimination by their employer and what kind of accommodations employers have to provide disabled and other employees. Lastly, Quinn discusses sexual harassment in the workplace and just how far employers and fellow employees can go before they’ve crossed Read More


VSU at center of lawsuit

"Four female members of Virginia State University's faculty and staff are suing the university and its governing board over alleged gender-based pay disparities, sexual harassment and favoritism, and retaliation when they complained.

The separate lawsuits were filed in Richmond Circuit Court by Deborah Goodwyn, associate professor of languages and literature; Zoe Spencer, associate professor of sociology and social work; Sandra Evans, director of the first-year experience program; and Bridget Wilson,

Read More


Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women's Injury Law Center), as well as Locke & Quinn, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Colleen was among three other award winners that evening, recognized in Read More

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