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Michael Darren O'Quinn

Michael Darren O'Quinn

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  • Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury ...
  • Arkansas
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Biography

Darren O’Quinn is peer-reviewed for the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

A native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 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. 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.

Practice Areas
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Health Care Law
    White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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Professional Experience
Principal
Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC
Current
Education
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: Honors
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Pharmacy Negligence
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
Pharmacy Law, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Certifications
Doctor of Pharmacy
Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Can neighbor shoot my bird dog that got out of pen followed him and his dog home for chasing his chickens
A: It depends. A pet owner may sue a person who purposefully hurt or killed his animal under different legal theories, including conversion, trespass to chattel (an old-school legal term for destroying or interfering with someone else's property), or intentional infliction of emotional distress. On the other hand, a person can shoot a dog that he knows killed or is about to catch, injure, or kill a domesticated animal (chickens included) without liability. ACA 20-19-102.
Q. I just found out that my father suffered from bed sores before he passed away.
A: It depends on the statute of limitations in your jurisdiction. For example, in Arkansas a medical negligence/nursing home neglect lawsuits must generally be filed within a 2 year statute of limitations (running from date of negligence, i.e. acts and omissions that caused the bedsores, not date of death). Each had stste can be different. Let me know if the negligence was in Arkansas and I can provide more detail. Thanks, Darren.
Q. I noticed that my dad (in a nursing home) developed a bed sore. Is this a sure sign of neglect?
A: It depends on the Stage (1-4 with 4 being the worst), the location (pressure point), and whether he had a medical condition that prevented him from being turned or significantly impaired his circulation. Give me a call to discuss.
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Contact & Map
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36 Rahling Circle
Suite 4
Little Rock, AR 72223
Toll-Free: (800) 455-0581
Telephone: (501) 817-3124
Fax: (501) 817-3128
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