Martin Quinn

Martin Quinn

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Sandra Chan
T: 415-774-2611
F: 415-982-5287
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111


Martin Quinn has immersed himself in the field of managed health care since 1990, as a frequent mediator and arbitrator of health care disputes and as a board member of a community hospital, a hospital foundation, and a hospital system. Mr. Quinn has also specialized in insurance disputes of all kinds, both as a trial lawyer for over 25 years representing both insurers and policyholders and since 1996 as a full-time mediator with JAMS. His familiarity with the health care environment and his expertise in insurance issues has enabled him to help parties resolve a variety of health care disputes efficiently and fairly. Since 2004, Mr. Quinn has taught mediation as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is a member of the dispute resolution panel of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Representative Matters

  • Provider-Insurer Disputes:
    • As Compliance Dispute Review Officer pursuant to the settlement of two national class actions brought by a number of state medical societies against a health insurer, Mr. Quinn mediates and decides all disputes concerning compliance with settlement terms that regulate the conduct of the insurer and participating physicians under health insurance plans
    • Arbitrated a dispute between a physician and a health insurer concerning reimbursement
    • Mediated a dispute concerning reimbursement between a physicians' group practice and a health plan
    Provider-Provider Disputes:
    • Mediated a dispute between a Bay Area health care district and a provider of mental health services in a county hospital
    • Mediated a dispute between a Bay Area health care district and a provider of rehabilitation services in a county hospital
    • Mediated a contractual dispute between a community hospital and a provider of cardiac care services and equipment
    • Mediated a contractual dispute between two providers of emergency medical services
    Physician-Physician Disputes:
    Mediated a business dispute among members of a neurology group at a major Bay Area teaching hospital
  • Mediated a partnership dissolution dispute between two dentists
  • Mediated a partnership dissolution dispute among members of a radiology group with practices at two community hospitals
Miscellaneous Disputes:
  • Mediated a contractual dispute between a community hospital and a billing service over billing and collection practices
  • Mediated a variety of medical malpractice cases involving both primary care and specialist physicians
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.

  • Sedona Conference: E-Discovery Dispute Resolution Program for Special Masters & Mediators, January 2010
  • Past President, The Mediation Society, San Francisco, 2011-2012
  • Past President, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters, 2009
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Hastings College of Law, 2003-2012
  • "The value of hustle in dispute resolution," Daily Journal, ADR Profile, November 9, 2012
  • "Think there's fruit in your Froot Loops?" Daily Journal, October 31, 2013
  • Author of articles on ADR, including:
    • E-Discovery in Arbitration, "Rules for ADR," California Lawyer, May 2011
    • “E-Discovery: Succeeding with a Special Master,” California Lawyer, April 2010
    • “Managing Discovery in Patent Cases: Best Practices,” Law 360, February 2009
    • Exercise Diligence When Preparing for Corporate Mediation,” Corporate Counsel, September 2006
    • "How to Succeed with Discovery Referees," Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California Report, November 2004
    • "Recipe for Success in Arbitration," The Recorder, March 2004
  • Panelist, JAMS, San Francisco, 1996-present
  • Partner, Rogers, Joseph, O'Donnell & Quinn, San Francisco, 1981-1996
  • Partner and associate, Pettit & Martin, San Francisco, 1971-1981
  • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1967
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1964

Counsel Comments

    • “Your judgment, patience, creativity, and tenacity were critical in settling a case that appeared very unlikely to settle. You did a fabulous job and my clients are very grateful.” 
    • “Martin Quinn is the best. We had previously mediated this case unsuccessfully. However, he was able to persuade my very difficult clients when I was unable to get through to them.”
    • “We appreciated the incredible tenacity and fortitude that Martin invested in settling our case.”




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