Community Commitment


we are committed to excellence, collaboration, creativity and radical pragmatism.

About Us

Barron Quinn Blackwood PLLC was founded by Kirsten Barron, Sallye Quinn and Carrie Blackwood to better align the values we share as professionals; to structure our business model to better serve our clients; and to leverage the legal experience the three of us have acquired over more than 80 years of collective practice for the benefit of our community.

We focus our work on corporate and business matters, including for-profit and non-profit, real estate, creditors rights, labor and employment, and beer, wine, and spirits law. However, we find clients are occasionally not able to find local representation on certain matters. There are times when one of us has experience in a related area and is willing to get curious and dig into a new area of law when a client is unable to find representation elsewhere.


The Washington attorney’s oath requires that we never reject “the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay unjustly the cause of any person.”

As a moral imperative, and grounded resolutely and firmly in our oath, our Firm is committed to eradicating oppression, exclusion, and immoral and unlawful acts of discrimination within ourselves, our firm, and our community, on the basis of race or color, ethnicity, national origin, religion and creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, or otherwise excluded from access to societal equity.

In so doing, we both acknowledge and take responsibility for the severe harm that our historical traditions of exclusion have caused. We make the deepest level of commitment to this highest of obligations, in part as an apology, but also because we recognize we are better together and differences do not separate us, but instead make us stronger.

Where we go from here, we go together.

Why do we do this?

First and foremost, we are deeply committed using our skills to benefit our community. We serve on the boards of and volunteer for non-profits; we are engaged in politics, policy and/or the democratic process, and we are intentionally interested in and aware of what is happening in our community. We understand our success is the dependent on a healthy, thriving community. Our attorney bio pages reflect a wide range of engagement in community work.

We invest 3% of our gross revenues back into the community.

Part of a commitment to community means that diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of the decisions we make as a firm, and what we aspire to as a law firm and as members of this community.

We see conflict as an opportunity – and lean heavily on our commitment to collaboration and inclusion in creating the best outcomes for our clients in inquiries, disagreements and disputes.

As a firm, we are committed to excellence in providing services to our clients and the community. This means we believe in constant learning and we encourage curiosity.

As radical pragmatists, we assist clients in creating and evaluating realistic solutions and options and understanding the consequences, including costs, of those solutions and options. Our radical pragmatism means while we are strong advocates, we also are clear, direct and forthright with clients, which is another way of defining professional integrity.

(And, we really like working together!)