Connecticut Judicial Branch
Honorable Barbara M. Quinn
Chief Court Administrator

Judge Barbara M. QuinnJudge 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.

Judge Quinn 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.