Gainesville, Georgia and metro Atlanta
Quinton Washington was appointed as a judge to the magistrate court of Fulton County in 2016.
Quinton was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship, and used these awards to attend Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There, Quinton received his master’s degree in public policy and worked for the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, a true pioneer in progressive interpretation of constitutional law.
Quinton has represented clients from local municipal court all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court.Quinton attended law school at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. While attending Emory, Quinton was a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Moot Court Society, and the Lamar Inn of Court. While at Emory, Quinton worked at some of the country’s top law firms and corporations, there he honed his legal skills working with some of the country’s top legal minds. Quinton also completed an externship with Justice Robert Benham, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, where he familiarized himself with appellate advocacy.
Quinton focuses his practice on legal matters involving individuals and small companies in the areas of litigation, representation and criminal defense with an emphasis on DUI representation. Quinton has handled hundreds of smaller cases from uncontested divorces and child support matters to complex multi-state family law litigation involving millions of dollars in assets.
In criminal defense matters, Quinton has been quoted in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and was chosen to participate in the Bill Daniels Criminal Defense Institute, where only 50 young lawyers from around the state are invited each year to participate. Quinton was also rated “excellent” by the Attorney Search Network, one of the nations leading attorney referral services.
Quinton is certified in administering the NHTSA field sobriety tests that police officers use to determine probable cause in DUI arrests. With this knowledge he has successfully argued for not guilty verdicts in state and municipal courts throughout Georgia. Quinton also currently represents families in matters of trusts, estates, wills, and probate issues as well. His vast experience has allowed him to represent clients from local municipal court all the way to the Supreme Court of Georgia. Because of his expertise, he was also chosen as a member of the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class, selected as an Outstanding Atlantan in 2008, and was chosen to be a member of the Leadership Buckhead Class of 2009.
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
Northern District of Georgia (Federal Court)
Atlanta Bar Association
Gate City Bar Association
Hall County Bar Association
Clayton County Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers