John Quinn, Esq.

John graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC in 2007.  While still in law school, he accumulated considerable trial experience working for the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried 32 cases as a prosecutor.  Additionally, John served as a law clerk in Utah’s Second Judicial District for one year following law school where he served Judge Thomas L. Kay, Judge Glen R. Dawson, Judge Darwin Hansen, and Judge David M. Connors, in addition to a brief stint serving as the traffic referee in Layton.  John brings his insight into the judicial process to work for Read & Read in all of its litigation matters.

In his 13 years of practice, John has appeared in Utah courts from Randolph to St. George in family law, criminal law, juvenile law, and commercial litigation matters.  John’s practice includes family law, criminal defense, and civil litigation.  As a family law attorney, John has successfully mediated or prevailed in court on behalf of many clients in virtually every court in Utah.  John has appeared in hundreds of criminal matters from DUIs to first degree felonies and has obtained favorable results for clients in the form of dismissals and lenient plea agreements, among others.  He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Salt Lake County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Utah.

John received a B.A. in political science from the University of Utah in 2002 and is still active in local politics.  He is an avid reader and writer, having written one book (a children’s murder mystery) and edited another (a chronicle of the missionary travels of Elder Mark E. Petersen).  Additionally, he enjoys skiing, cycling, and golf.