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Michael Darren O'Quinn

Michael Darren O'Quinn

also known as M. Darren O'Quinn, Darren O'Quinn

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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 20 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. He 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 Eights 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.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 50%

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    I endorse this lawyer.I have worked with Darren on cases as well as referred my clients to him. I have been impressed with his professionalism and knowledge.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC

36 Rahling Circle, Suite 4
Little Rock, AR, 72223


ARAuthorized to practice198701/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
RecognitionWho's Who In American LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberLaw Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC2002 - Present
Associate ProfessorUAMS College of Pharmacy1992 - Present
PartnerDover & Dixon, PA1987 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Pharmacy LawFellowN/A
Arkansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of ArkansasPharmacyBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Henderson State UniversityChemistry, Mathematics, and BiologyProfessional Baccalaureate1981