US Attorney gets new office director

US Attorney gets new office director

The following is a press release from the US Attorney John "Malcom" Bales of the Eastern District of Texas: 


BEAUMONT – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced the hiring of Matt Quinn as the Attorney in Charge of the Beaumont office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. 


Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Matt Quinn joined the Beaumont office this week where he will oversee the daily operations of the office which includes a staff of 36 federal prosecutors, support, and administrative personnel. 


        Matt Quinn was born and raised in Southeast Texas graduating from Vidor High School in 1994.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2000 and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 2003.  Matt was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas, for five years, where he was assigned to the gang unit and prosecuted numerous homicides and other violent crime.  In 2008, Matt joined the Western District of Arkansas as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and was assigned to the Texarkana Branch Office, which happens to be located on the Texas/Arkansas state line and is a joint office with the Eastern District of Texas.  As an AUSA in Texarkana, Matt worked side-by-side with Eastern District of Texas prosecutors handling major drug trafficking cases and violent crimes.


        “Matt Quinn was raised in southeast Texas so it should be no surprise to anyone that he comes back to Beaumont with all the qualities that we admire – hard-working, smart, conscientious and caring,” said U.S. Attorney Bales.  “He is a great addition to our Beaumont office and will do a wonderful job working with our law enforcement partners.”


        The Eastern District of Texas includes 43 counties stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Oklahoma/Texas border.  There are 6 staffed offices located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Tyler, Texarkana, Plano and Sherman with a total of 51 federal prosecutors.