Judge Barbara M. Quinn was appointed the Chief Court Administrator by
Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers on November 1, 2007, having served as the
Deputy Chief Court Administrator for the previous six months. She was
appointed a Superior Court Judge on December 20, 1996, and has been assigned
in various capacities in the years since her appointment.
In addition to time as Chief Administrative Judge for Juvenile Matters, she has
had civil assignments, including the complex litigation docket then located
in Middletown. She has been on the faculty of the Connecticut Judges
Institute on multiple occasions and has spoken over the years to various bar
groups. Judge Quinn has also been an adjunct lecturer at the University of
Connecticut School of Law.
Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court bench, Judge Quinn was
engaged in private practice in New London for 19 years. She was active in
many local organizations and in the Connecticut Bar Association. She also
served as a judge of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court and was a member
of the tribe’s Child Protection Committee when the tribe was first
establishing its child protection system in 1992.
received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College with honors and her
law degree from Emory University School of Law. She is admitted to the
Connecticut and the Rhode Island state bars.