William J. Quinn
Recognized in:Family Law
Law School:Vermont Law School
Location:85 Brook StreetManchester, NH 03104
- Vermont Law School , J.D., graduated 1993
- St. Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts in Government, graduated 1985
- New Hampshire, 1993
- Maine, 1995
- United States District Court, 1993
- Carroll County, NH - Treasurer
- COPOCO - Board of Directors
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Family Law
Best Lawyers, Family Law, Manchester, NH, 2019
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Attorney 2017
Martindale-Hubbell law Directory, Peer Review Rated "AV"
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, New Hampshire 10 Best 2015
- American Institute of Family Law Attorneys,
New Hampshire 10 Best Attorneys
- Martindale-Hubbell law Directory,
Peer Review Rated "AV"
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys,
Top 10 Attorney
Describe one of your most interesting or memorable cases in the past year.
- I was recently involved in a case that involved issues of trusts and estates, voluntary/involuntary underemployment, treatment of unvested stock options, and fault grounds. As the case progressed we addressed expansive requests for discovery of any and all electronic communications. We were faced with a huge number of shifting issues as the case made its way through the process. The level of hostility between the parties was reflected by the vast expanse of issues confronted.
What is most challenging about your area(s) of expertise?
- The most challenging part of my job is educating my clients that the Court is going to view your case primarily as an economic calculation, as opposed to a decision based on the raw emotions of a martial break-up. The dissolution of a marriage is painful for everyone, and the reasons for the ultimate breakdown have a cumulative effect on each of the parties. By the time they come to see me, they are so angry, hurt and frustrated with their spouse, that they can be resistant to the fact that the Court is not concerned with the reasons for the divorce, but more with how it will equitably carve up the marital estate.