Nancy Vorpe Quinlan
As a former Senior Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida for over 20 years, Ms. Quinlan brings a wealth of experience in handling all kinds of criminal cases. For this reason, the Firm is pleased to announce that she will be Of Counsel.
Ms. Quinlan has an established reputation for relentless attention to detail in order to be the most knowledgeable and prepared person in the Courtroom. Ms. Quinlan has directed multi-agency investigations involving white collar crimes, fraud, tax, narcotics, firearms and violent crimes. She worked with the State Attorney’s Office on many cases. Her hard work has been recognized by her appointment by the Chief Judge to the Local Rules Committee for the Southern District of Florida, The Director’s Award at the Department of Justice, and numerous other awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). At the end of her career at the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Quinlan specialized in complex wiretap surveillance cases and Grand Jury Investigations. All of this experience allows her to quickly and aggressively assess the many factors which result in successful outcomes before juries and in negotiated settlements.
At Perlet and Shiner, she is available to represent the accused, witnesses, corporations and victims involved in federal and state investigations and prosecutions.
Ms. Quinlan is a long-time resident of Palm Beach County. After graduation from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English Education and a minor in Mathematics, she worked for United States Congressman Paul G. Rogers and later for Congressman Daniel A. Mica in their district offices and on Capitol Hill. From there, Ms. Quinlan worked in Presidential Correspondence at the White House. Ms. Quinlan attended the University of Georgia School of Law graduating with a J.D in 1985. She clerked for the Honorable James C. Paine, United States District Court Judge. Ms. Quinlan also served the Palm Beach County community by being on the Board of Directors of 45th Street Mental Health Center, a psychiatric hospital, (later named the Oakwood Center) for 10 years. Ms. Quinlan practiced civil litigation for four and a half years before joining the United States Attorney’s Office. Mrs. Quinlan also raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and all Florida State Courts.