About Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola Chartered

Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola Chartered is committed to providing you with quality legal services. We strive to foster communication and understanding throughout our professional relationship with you. As your attorneys, we will:

  • Serve you competently, efficiently and thoroughly.

  • Preserve confidences you reveal in the course of our attorney-client relationship.

  • Represent you zealously and within the bounds of the law.

  • Inform you of developments regarding your legal matter and provide you with copies of related legal papers.

  • Give you professional legal advice, but reserve for you the right to make decisions about the matter with respect to which we represent you.

  • Respond promptly to any questions you raise about the matter with respect to which we represent you.

  • Exercise independent professional judgment, free from conflicting and compromising influences.

  • Conduct all of our business, including our services to you, ethically.

John H. Quinn, Jr.

John H. Quinn, Jr. founded the Firm in 1982. He was admitted to the bar in Virginia and Tennessee in 1961; to the District of Columbia bar in 1963; and to the Maryland bar in 1989. He is also a member of the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Rhodes College with honors, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, School of Law.

He is also admitted to practice in the following federal courts:

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal, District of Columbia, Second and Fourth Circuits

  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia and Western District of Texas


Practice Areas

  • Business Law

  • Corporate Law

  • Federal Court Litigation

  • Elder Law

  • Estate Planning


Present Memberships

  • American Bar Association Sections on Business Law (Corporate Governance Committee), Real Property, Probate, Trust, and Health Law; and Law Practice Division

  • The Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C.

  • The International Network of Boutique Law Firms.

  • Federal Bar Association

  • The Counselors

Robert A. Gazzola

Robert A. Gazzola has been with the Firm since 1982. He was admitted to the bar in Virginia in 1984; the District of Columbia bar in 1985; and to the Maryland bar in 1993. He is also a member of the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Fordham University, and has received a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California. He received his Juris Doctor from George Washington University. He is also a distinguished graduate of the National War College. Mr. Gazzola retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Colonel.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

  • Fiduciary Law

  • Probate Law

  • Elder Law

  • Business Law

  • Guardian and Conservatorship Law


Past and Present Memberships

  • Member and former Co-Chair of the Estates, Trust and Probate Law Section Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar

  • District of Columbia Superior Court Probate Education Committee

  • The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • District of Columbia Superior Court Probate Task Force

  • District of Columbia Omnibus Trusts and Estates Act Task Force

  • Director, District of Columbia Estate Planning Council

  • American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law

  • Director, Falcons Landing, Air Force Retired Officers Community

  • Director, Churchill Society of Washington, D.C.

  • President, Director, Fordham University Club of Washington, D.C.

  • Member, Potomac River Smallmouth Bass Club

  • Chair, Arlington County Sports Commission

Francisca I. Otero

Francisca I. Otero has been with the Firm since 1999. She was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2002 and to the District of Columbia bar in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and received her Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law. She is also fluent in Spanish.


Prior to joining the Firm, Francisca worked at non-profit organizations focused on mental health, developmental disabilities, and access to health services.


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

  • Elder Law

  • Tax Compliance and Research

  • Trust & Estate Administration


Present Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar, Section of Estates, Trusts, and Probate Law

  • Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council

  • Co-chair, Arrangements Committee (2016-2017)

  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law


Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola Chartered

888 17th St, NW, Ste 640

Washington, DC 20006






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