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Overview

Quinncy champions startups, entrepreneurs, burgeoning businesses and pro bono clients in overlooked communities from coast to coast.

Quinncy counsels overlooked minority companies and individuals across the nation, widening and streamlining legal options as they seek a foothold in the marketplace. Whether it is an individual entrepreneur protecting intellectual property as she forms a for-profit company, a neighborhood aiming to shape a non-profit organization for at-risk youth, or an existing group of businesses seeking growth through the use of available incentives and programs, Quinncy enjoys making connections, closing knowledge gaps and helping pro bono clients thrive.

Quinncy is passionate about making connections that lead to positive change. He regularly encourages colleagues regarding the professional and personal rewards of handling pro bono casework. Quinncy also collaborates with non-profit advocacy groups including NAACP Houston, Texas Defender Service, Tahirih Justice Center, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), the Innocence Project and others to identify how legal representation can help minorities.

Prior to focusing his practice exclusively on pro bono matters, Quinncy regularly handled extensive complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, dispute resolution, compliance counsel and transactional matters, including a secondment to one of Japan’s leading companies. Additionally, before pursuing a legal career, Quinncy was a television journalist throughout the state of Texas and in Wisconsin. Colleagues and communities value that he uses his talents, experience, network and skill toward opening doors – one by one – for pro bono clients.

Texas Bar Foundation Fellow

Recognition

  • Lawyers of Color, Hot List, 2017
  • Top 100 National Black Lawyers (NBL) Top 100, 2020

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
    • Houston Law Review
  • B.S., Northwestern University
    • Journalism

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA)
  • Sunnyside Neighborhood Economic Development Group
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2020
Experience

Pro Bono Experience

  • Represented minority inmate on Texas' death row in collaboration with the Innocence Project, securing two stays of execution, one of which was five days before client's scheduled execution.
  • Represented minority inmate on intellectual disability claim with assistance from Texas Defender Service.
  • Assisted disenfranchised black parents and educators of school district taken over by the state.
  • Provided legal assistance to numerous Houstonians facing foreclosure.
  • Routinely represented small advocacy groups and small businesses in contract review and dispute resolution.
  • Represented indigent immigrant children and adults seeking special status and placement in the United States.
  • Represented Texas social justice reformer in its efforts to obtain records on police use-of-force policies against school age children and teenagers.
  • Represented battered Houston woman in family law case.

Representative Litigation and Transactions

  • Secured $1 million trial and appellate victory for Texas oil and gas company regarding interpretation of complex contractual agreement.
  • Served secondment to one of Japan's largest companies, drafting and negating commercial contracts for 34 affiliated corporations and providing strategic risk assessment on transactional deals.
  • First-chaired summary dismissal of substantial contractual claim for royalty payments brought against client.
  • Advised corporate clients on internal investigations, corporate governance, employment issues and other proactive compliance matters.
Outside the Office

A vocalist, Quinncy and his choir group once sang the national anthem at Boston’s Fenway Park. These days, it’s Quinncy’s very young daughter, Charlie, who has stolen the show.

Community Leadership
  • Greater Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council, Volunteer
  • Houston Cristo Rey Jesuit, Volunteer Speaker
  • Houston Legal Aid, Volunteer
  • Innocence Project
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • NAACP Houston
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • Texas Defender Service
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center, Holiday Gift Sponsor
  • Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO), Mentor
  • University of Houston Law Center, Fundraising Champion

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