- Massachusetts District Attorney Association
11/17/21 — 11/17/21 Today, the Commonwealth’s District Attorneys elected Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III as President of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA).
Thomas M. Quinn III is the District Attorney of Bristol County, Massachusetts. With over 25 years of prosecutorial experience, including eight years as Bristol County’s First Assistant District Attorney, Tom was appointed District Attorney by Governor Charlie Baker in January 2015.
As District Attorney, Tom has established himself as a leading advocate against elder abuse, domestic violence, and in support of youth crime prevention in the Commonwealth. He created a first of its kind Elder Abuse Unit to prosecute those who financially and physically abuse the elderly in Bristol County, and he similarly dedicated a Domestic Violence Unit to fight household violence in our neighborhoods. Tom has increased the use of dangerousness hearings to keep violent criminals off our streets, and he is committed to reducing gun violence, gang activity, and drug trafficking in Bristol County’s 20 towns and cities. With a strong focus on prevention, Tom has been outspoken in promoting mentoring for at-risk youths and regularly organizes sports camps and other activities to keep young people active, engaged, and out of trouble.
Born in New Bedford and raised in Dartmouth, Tom graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1978 before receiving a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and a law degree from Suffolk Law. He is a parishioner at Holy Name Church in Fall River and serves on the Holy Name Parish Finance Council. Tom is also a former member of the Bishop Connolly High School Board of Trustees and a former youth mentor at the Nativity Preparatory School in New Bedford.
Tom lives with his wife, Sharon, in Fall River. They have three children, Michael, Brian, and Caroline