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A Zealous Advocate On Your Side

Gabriel Quinnan has been a lifelong defender of rights.  After his honorable discharge as an infantryman in the U.S. Army’s legendary 82nd Airborne Division in 1996, Mr. Quinnan pursued college in Michigan. In 2000, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor .

After graduating, Mr. Quinnan accepted an invitation to study law at the University of Houston Law Center.  Along with his studies, he held memberships in many socially active groups and organizations, such as the ACLU, the Innocence Project and he was president of the Federalist Society.   In 2004, he earned his Juris Doctorate with the completion of an internship at the Public Defender’s Office in Auburn, California.

For the next few years, Mr. Quinnan honed his talents as a criminal defense attorney in the crucible of Public Defender and conflict attorney offices in Placer County, El Dorado County, Sacramento County and Fairbanks, Alaska.  In each county and state, he learned that aggressive defense work will create better results than passive advocacy.  He learned that it is important that prosecution knows that the defense attorney is willing to fight and go to trial to get the best outcomes.  As a result, Mr. Quinnan has tried nearly every kind of case imaginable to verdict.

In 2011, Mr. Quinnan joined a large employment law firm in Sacramento.  While there, he not only learned how to handle employment law and licensing cases by trying such cases in arbitration, but he also continued his criminal practice by handling the employees’ criminal matters.  Many of these employees included fire fighters and police officers, giving Mr. Quinnan a special insight on internal police policies and practices.  This is an invaluable asset to any criminal defense attorney.

Armed with that information, Mr. Quinnan joined a large, Santa Rosa criminal defense firm in 2013.  He spent a year handling that firms’ most severe criminal cases throughout northern california, to include kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, butane hash oil operations, marijuana cultivation and sales, methamphetamine possession and use, and domestic violence.  As the firm’s main trial lawyer, he became intimately familiar with Santa Rosa and the surrounding county’s courts and prosecutors, earning the respect of his peers through his many victories.

In 2014, Mr. Quinnan grew weary of the big firms, concluding that he would prefer to concentrate on the client’s case rather than the large firm’s focus on meeting bloated costs.  As a result, if Mr. Quinnan takes your case, he can give you all the time and attention your case deserves.  Moreover, he has a proven track record of success all across California.  Call him today for a free consult today and learn how he can fight to win for you.

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