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Quinn Again Named Region's Personal Injury Lawyer of Year by National Peer-Review Publication


For Immediate Release
October 20, 2011
Contact: Sue Greenfield, Business Manager, (570) 287-3000

For the second year in a row, Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Joseph A. Quinn, Jr. “Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2012 for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, 2012 will mark the 25th year in a row that Quinn has been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers publication.

Starting in 2011, Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Quinn, who is the senior principal in the Personal Injury Litigation Department at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has gained national recognition for having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, he is considered among the top 100 personal injury attorneys in the United States.

“I have been deeply honored every year by my inclusion in the Best Lawyers publication because it is based on the opinions of other lawyers,” said Quinn. “While I am very proud of the recognition, I have to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the lawyers, paralegals, nurses at Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn. I would not be able to successfully represent my clients without them.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of Best Lawyers in America, which is published for 2011, is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Quinn was designated “Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for all of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

“We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession,” said Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers.

Over a career spanning more than 40 years, Quinn has established a reputation as Northeastern Pennsylvania’s top civil trial attorney with a long string of record-setting verdicts and settlements in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto accidents and products liability.

In addition to the Inner Circle, Quinn is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which includes the top 500 personal injury lawyers in the world, and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is certified as a trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is past President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Luzerne County Bar Association, and a past member of the Board of Governors of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has been listed every year since 1987 in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began.

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC, headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, specializes in personal injury litigation and offers a variety of legal services to businesses, non-profits and individuals.


Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC is led by Attorney Joseph Quinn, one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the nation. Seventeen lawyers strong, HKQ Law represents Personal Injury, Business Law and Personal Law clients in Lackawanna, Luzerne and surrounding northeastern PA counties for more than half a century. HKQ Law has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history, totaling over a half billion dollars on behalf of injured clients, and was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania, 2015.

The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Reports, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. Additional information can be found at or by calling (800) 760-1529.



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