Judge John P. Quinn

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Judge John P. Quinn has over 43 years of legal experience. With over twenty years of experience as a trial attorney, Judge Quinn came to the Domestic Relations Court in 1995 as a Magistrate.  He was promoted to Chief Magistrate where he served until December 31, 2000.  From January 1, 2001, until January 3, 2003, Judge Quinn served as Chief Counsel, Civil Division, in the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.

Judge Quinn was elected to the Domestic Relations bench in November 2002, for his term which began January 4, 2003, and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. In January 2013, Judge Quinn was named the Administrative Judge for the Domestic Relations Court.  Judge Quinn has three children and four grandchildren.  Judge Quinn has served our area in many capacities including as a board member of First Friday Club of Greater Akron, member of the Advisory Council for Catholic Charities Community Services/Summit County, former board member of the Good Samaritan Hunger Center, Family and Children First Council of Summit County as well as Akron-Summit Community Action, Inc.  He is a graduate of Class III of Child and Family Leadership Exchange and was a volunteer coach for CYO and West Akron Baseball League.


  • Akron St. Vincent High School, 1967
  • Ohio State University, BA English (with honors), 1972
  • Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1975

Admitted to Practice:

  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • All Ohio Courts


  • Three children, Kevin, Meaghan and Patrick
  • Four grandchildren

Professional Associations:

  • Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Magistrates (former member)
  • Ohio Association of Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys (former member)


  • Member, St. Sebastian Parish, Akron, Ohio
  • Family and Child Leadership Exchange, Class III
  • Family and Children First Council of Summit County
  • Former Board Member, Good Samaritan Hunger Center
  • Former coach, Catholic Youth Organization and West Akron Baseball League