Areas of Practice
  • University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude , 2009, Order of the Coif, Senior Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review
  • Oberlin College, B.A., History, 2001
Judicial Clerkships
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Stephen M. McNamee, US District Court, District of Arizona
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Arizona

Quintin Cushner

201 E. Washington Street
Suite 1600
Phoenix AZ 85004
TEL: +1 602 257 5207
FAX: +1 602 452 0981

Quintin Cushner is an associate in Steptoe’s Phoenix office, where he is a member of the Litigation Department.  He concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation.  Mr. Cushner has successfully represented clients in jurisdictions throughout Arizona and on tribal lands.

Mr. Cushner also served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Stephen M. McNamee at the US District Court, District of Arizona.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Cushner, a former journalist, has authored and coauthored numerous articles on a variety of legal issues.


  • Chambers USA, "Up and Coming," Litigation: White Collar and Government Investigations (Arizona), 2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Business Litigation, 2016-2017
  • CALI Award for Excellence for the Future, 2009
  • Arizona Law Review Editor of the Year Award, 2009

Select News & Events

Selected Publications

  • January 9, 2014, Law Journal for Social Justice
  • Contributing Author, Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice
    April 2012
  • Blood Should Not Tell: The Outdated 'Blood' Test Used to Determine Indian Status in Federal Criminal Prosecution
    April 1, 2012
  • Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010: A Primer, with Reservations
    December 1, 2010
  • Spreading the News: Communicating with the Media During High-Profile Trials
    October 1, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Board, Young Lawyers Division, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2013
  • Race Judicata Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, 2012-2013