Joe Quinn is a shareholder in our Litigation Department. Joe practices primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and trial practice. Joe’s workers’ compensation practice is primarily representing employers and insurance carriers. He not only defends litigated workers’ compensation claims, but advises employers and insurance carriers regarding the handling of claims, both before and during litigation. Joe regularly appears before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner’s office, the Iowa District Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court.
In addition to his workers’ compensation and trial practice, Joe also heads up the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Legal Hotline. Through this service, he fields questions and provides advice to newspapers across Iowa on a wide range of issues with which newspapers are confronted on a daily basis, including employment matters, advertising, public notice, public records, open meetings, and libel concerns.
Joe is a trained mediator, having completed the Mediation Skills Training Certificate program at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies.
Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Professional and Community Affiliations
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Workers' Compensation Section Council, 2000-2003, 2006-present; Chair, 2001-2002; 2007-2008
Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section Seminar Committee, 1998-2001
Public Relations Committee, 1997-2001
Chair, Young Lawyers' Division State Fair Committee, 1992-1997
Polk County Bar Association
Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1996-2000
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Iowa Self-Insurer Association
Legislative Committee, 2009-present
Iowa Newspaper Association-Legal Hotline
City of Des Moines Civil Service Commission, 1998-present; Chair, 2002-2006
Polk County Compensation Board, 2002-present; Chair, 2005
Association of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Committee, 2004-present