Dayton appoints Quinn to Compensation Court of Appeals

Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Sean M. Quinn as judge on the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Quinn will replace Manuel J. Cervantes for a term expiring Jan. 7, 2019.

“Mr. Sean Quinn has demonstrated a strong commitment to justice while serving honorably in both the public sector and private practice,” Dayton said. “His professional experience and volunteer service on behalf of hardworking Minnesotans have prepared him well for this important role. I thank Mr. Quinn for his dedication to Minnesota and willingness to serve on the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.”

The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals is an independent agency of Minnesota’s executive branch. It reviews workers’ compensation cases decided by compensation judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings and in some cases decided by the Workers’ Compensation Division at the Department of Labor and Industry.

Quinn is a partner at Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Quinn in Duluth, where he handles workers’ compensation, personal injury, social security disability and long term disability cases. Previously, he was an associate attorney at Foley & Mansfiel, an associate at Meshbesher, Birrell & Dunlap, and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marianne Short and the Staff Attorneys Office, Minnesota Court of Appeals. He earned his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.