Meet the DA: Thomas M. Quinn III

Tom-headshotThomas M. Quinn III began serving as First Assistant District Attorney in 2007. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office from 1988 to 1997 and thereafter maintained a private law practice in Fall River for ten years focusing on criminal defense.

Born in New Bedford, he grew up in Dartmouth and presently lives in Fall River with his wife Sharon and is the father of three adult children. He is a 1978 graduate of Dartmouth High School. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, graduating in 1982 with a B.A. in History, and later graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1988.

In addition to balancing work and family, Acting District Attorney Quinn is involved in his community, serving on committees and holding various volunteer roles. He has served as both President and Coach at the Fall River’s Youth Basketball League as well as a baseball, soccer, and basketball coach with Fall River Youth Sports. In New Bedford, he serves as a mentor at the Nativity Preparatory School and also serves on their Advisory Board.

He is a parishioner at Holy Name Parish in Fall River where he has been a Eucharistic Minister, a religious education teacher, a member of the Holy Name School Parent Council, a member of the school advisory board, and chairman of its Fall Festival Committee. He presently serves on the Holy Name Parish Finance Council and the Bishop Connolly High School Board of Trustees.

Quinn was appointed as the Acting District Attorney of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office by Governor Deval Patrick. He was sworn in as District Attorney on January 5th, 2015.

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