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About Darren O'Quinn


M. Darren O’Quinn, a native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, was born on July 18, 1958. He began his legal career in 1985 working as a law clerk at one of Arkansas’s most prestigious and largest law firms, then known as House, Holmes & Jewell (which eventually became Dover & Dixon). After receiving his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1987, he joined the firm’s Litigation Section as an associate where his practice emphasized the defense of insurers, doctors, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists, nursing homes, and personal injury, eventually being named a partner of the firm.

Mr. O’Quinn left his partnership at Dover & Dixon in 2002 and became a founding member of The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn, where he began to prosecute the types of cases he formerly defended. Through his over 30 years of experience in both defending and prosecuting cases, Mr. O’Quinn has gained valuable insight into successfully screening and aggressively preparing cases for trial so that, ultimately, a careless wrongdoer will accept responsibility for the harms and losses caused to an innocent victim.

Mr. O’Quinn holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1984 and licensed as a pharmacist. Mr. O’Quinn also holds a degree from Henderson State University, where he majored in chemistry, biology, and mathematics. He is an assistant professor of Pharmacy Law at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and also lectures on pharmacy law at Harding University College of Pharmacy. 
He has been appointed by the Governor to serve as a Special Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court and has served as a special judge in the district and circuit courts of Pulaski County. Mr. O’Quinn served as an assistant editor for the academically prestigious UALR Law Journal. In law school, he was awarded the Downie Award for the outstanding legal ethics student. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

He is a Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacy Law, and a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, Arkansas Bar Association, The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He was recognized by Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He is active in church and community affairs, having served on numerous church committees and on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Mr. O’Quinn is a volunteer attorney for Central Arkansas Legal Services and Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly, which provide free legal services for those in need and who cannot afford representation. He is a vigorous proponent and volunteer of the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents. Mr. O’Quinn trains for and runs marathons to relax in his free time.

Mr. O’Quinn is admitted to practice before all Arkansas state and federal courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court, The United States District Courts of Arkansas, and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also practices in other states with co-counsel from those areas and has helped with successful cases in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, New York, and elsewhere, and routinely consults with attorneys from all over the United States.

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Darren O’Quinn founded The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. O’Quinn was a partner in and practicing with one of Arkansas’s most prestigious and largest law firms. That firm could legitimately trace its origins to the 19th century and evolved into a modern law firm in 1921 when US Senator Joe T. Robinson, leading business attorney Joseph W. House, Jr., and colorful trial lawyer C. Hamilton Moses formed the partnership of Robinson, House, and Moses.

The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn utilizes experienced trial attorneys that collectively have proficiency in the area of litigation generally only found in large, full-service firms. Mr. O’Quinn draws upon a broad base of experience gained from representing and advising clients that have included individuals and corporations of all sizes, including members of the Fortune 500. The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn is the result of a commitment to create a full-service litigation law firm dedicated to quality legal representation and committed to its relationship with its clients.

The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn represents clients in a broad array of disputes.Typical matters include all categories of personal injury and wrongful death, nursing home abuse and neglect, medical and pharmacy malpractice, insurance disputes, business tort litigation, criminal charges, professional license defense, administrative and regulatory proceedings.The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn’s extensive litigation practice includes both trials and appeals. The firm’s attorneys regularly appear in Arkansas state and federal courts.
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