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Darren O'Quinn

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   44 reviews

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The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn prides itself on accepting and vigorously prosecuting only those cases that are meritorious. When lives have been lost, harms and losses sustained, and unfair advantage taken, every person has the right to make the careless parties who caused them to accept responsibility. Mr. O’Quinn will personally prosecute your case and help you through the process of recovering for the harms and losses caused to you and your loved ones.

Mr. O’Quinn, who is also a pharmacist, began his legal career with a practice that emphasized the defense of doctors, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists, nursing homes, and insurers. After 15 years in that practice, Mr. O’Quinn founded The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn where he began to prosecute the types of cases he formerly defended. Through his over 25 years of experience in both defending and prosecuting these types of 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. He routinely consults and associates with attorneys from all over the United States and has obtained numerous seven-figure recoveries for his clients. In his free time, Mr. O’Quinn trains for and runs marathons. He has also been appointed as a Special Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court and as a special judge to other courts throughout Arkansas.

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Licensed for 35 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/07/2022

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Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC
36 Rahling Circle, Suite 4
Little Rock, AR, 72223

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Posted by Drew | October 31, 2022
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Great representation
Darren was great to work with, and we had a great outcome. His wife was also fantastic to work with.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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Nurse Board
Darren and Melanie were a tremendous help in getting some false information that was sent to the nurse board cleared up. So thankful that I used them and a great outcome!
Posted by Thomas | September 21, 2021
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Professional with high expertise
Mr O'Quinn did a great job in handling my case. He listened to my concerns and implemented an effective & professional strategy. He was always a phone call or email away when I needed him. He is very professional and knowledgeable in both Arkansas law and it helps that he is himself a pharmacist.
Posted by Jessica | August 17, 2021
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Nursing License Cleared!!!
Darren and his wife were a Godsend! I was terrified and thought I would have to deal with ARSBN and OLTC on my own, and then I found him! I am beyond blessed and grateful for his excellent services! He truly believed in me and fought hard for me! If you are looking for an experienced, hard working, determined lawyer, then look no further! I will forever be grateful to him! Now I can continue doing what God called me to do and help give back and serve my community. Thank you again for believing in me!
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Posted by Jana | August 17, 2021
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Top notch lawyer
I hired Darren around 10 years ago to help me with a very scary and stressful situation. I can never repay Darren for the help he gave me. Not only a great attorney but he also listened to y emotional tearful calls and remained patient and supportive. I’m also using Darren for a situation currently involving a regulatory board. I would never use anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2020
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Darren Q"Quinn
Mr. O'Quinn did an amazing job on my case. He was there for me through the whole process and reassured me that everything was going to be ok. Even though I knew he had other cases on his plate, he always made me feel that i was a priority and reassured me that he wouldn't give up until justice was done. I thank God for sending me this man because without him i never would of gotten through this. He is a true blessing.... Thank You Mr. O'Quinn......
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Posted by Tabitha | January 14, 2020
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Highly recommended attorney
Darren O’Quinn attorney at law was absolutely phenomenal at representing me on my recent case. He spent countless hours reviewing every aspect of the allegations with me in order to accurately defend me, as well as to prepare me for the types of questions I would be up against. His attention to detail when dishing out the facts is truly something to see. A real tycoon who is not only personable and knowledgeable but well spoken. Definitely a highly professional individual that I would recommend without batting an eye!
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Posted by Laronda | December 30, 2019
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Nursing licence cleared
Mr.O'Quinn did a amazing job helping me with the ASBN and OLTC he did not stop until all matters were cleared up for me. He helped me to organize all my information so that when we did get to our hearing it was successful and all matters were dropped and he cleared my nursing licence. I can not say enough about how grateful I am for everything his office did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2019
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Medical doctor
Darren was instrumental in erasing false information reported by the AR medical board to the national practitioner data bank. He is very knowledgeable, empathic, and kind. I highly recommend him for medical board related issues.
Posted by Chance | August 13, 2019
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Need A Lawyer... He's the guy
I can not begin to thank Darren and Melanie enough! They are very knowledgeable when it comes to the State Board of Nursing. He relieved my anxiety from the start and got me the best results imaginable! My only regret was not coming to him sooner! Highly Recommend!!
Posted by Kellye Russell | May 14, 2019
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Kellye
I could go on fir days about how wonderful Darren and Melanie are. Not only did I receive the best possible results but it was handled with speed, and kindness. I will always be eternally grateful for all they did for me.
Posted by Tracy | December 6, 2018
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Protect your professional license.
I was recommended Mr. O’Quinn by another member of the legal system (several members actually). I used his web page to contact him. I was contacted by Mr.O’Quinn personally within an hour. We set up an appointment for the following day. I had a free consultation in which Mr. O’Quinn gave me an outline of services and what the retainer fee would be if I chose for him to represent me. He gave me a very realistic idea of what to expect. I was unsure of what to expect but Mr. O’Quinn was quite knowledgeable and helped ease my worries. He and Melanie Beth were easy to get in contact with and kept me informed of any happenings with my case. My case had a very successful outcome.
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Posted by Vanessa | October 1, 2018
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Clinical Pharmacist
Mr. O’Quinn made me feel at ease from the moment I met him. His advice was spot-on! His years of experience & expertise were invaluable. There is not enough space for me to write a review that comes anywhere close to his talent. What do I appreciate most? He gave me something priceless...hope!
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Darren is an excellent attorney. Can’t say enough good things about him. His expertise as an attorney and pharmacist provides him knowledge and ability that are not found in other professionals. Darren has the perfect personality for anxious people like me who do not do well with highly stressful situations. I would recommend him to anyone. He took care of me without judgement and with a positive outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Effective
I retained Mr. O'Quinn for a case in which I had been falsely accused of malpractice. He was very knowledgeable and his experience was readily apparent as we discussed the case. He recommended taking an approach which was different from what I had expected or imagined. His implementation was simple and effective. Ultimately, the complaint was dismissed and no disciplinary action was taken against me. I am glad I had him when I needed him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
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Excellent! Friendly and Professional
For me, Mr. O'Quinn was the absolute best person I could have called when I was in need of legal assistance. From day one I clearly knew that Darren, and his staff, was there to understand my circumstance and help me find the best solution possible. I was most impressed with Darren's professionalism and how diligent he was to maintain open lines of communication with me. He went above and beyond to ensure that I was kept informed on every aspect of my case, and answer any question I had.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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He is excellent attorney!!
Hiring Darren O'Quinn was the best decision I could have made. He was professional and gave me full confidence that he would do all he could to help me with the problem I was facing, with my Long Term Care Hearing. I was facing serious consciences for something I was innocent of. But I was fully confident in his ability to handle the situation in my behalf. I was found innocent due to his ability to professionally handle my hearing. I would recommend him and his wonderful staff to anyone in trouble with full confidence.
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Posted by William | February 27, 2017
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Attorney
Darren is an exceptionally gifted attorney with whom I've had the opportunity and pleasure to collaborate. He is equally at home with high level legal discussions as with guiding clients through complex litigation.
Posted by Paul | February 12, 2017
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Darren O'Quinn
Darren is an exceptional attorney and pharmacist. His expertise in both professions provides him a knowledge and competency that is not found in other professionals. Darren observes the highest ethical standards of both professions. I have had the privilege of knowing Darren for many years and associating with him on a professional and personal basis. I can recommend him both as a great person and a fine professional unequivocally and without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
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Best decision we made!
Hired Darren to represent us regarding a Professional Licensing Board matter. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable about the matter and kept us well informed. We had a positive experience with a positive outcome. We highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate Professor
  • UAMS College of Pharmacy
  • 1992 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dover & Dixon, PA
  • 1987 - 2002

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (with Honors)
  • 1987
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • Henderson State University
  • Professional Baccalaureate
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • USA v Borengasser
  • After a two-week jury trial, Borengasser was unanimously found "not guilty" in The United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • ESTATE OF HENRY LEE CLAYTON, deceased v Arkansas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Confidential Settlement
  • ESTATE OF JOHN WESLEY CROUSE, SR., deceased v National Park Medical Center
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Society of Pharmacy Law
  • Fellow
  • 1987 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Special Associate Justice Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Asa Hutchinson, Governor of the state of Arkansas
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible Rating By Peers)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Arkansas
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible Rating By Peers)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Arkansas
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible Rating By Peers)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury)
  • Arkansas' Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Arkansas
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2002
  • Thomas Erskine Downie Memorial Award for Highest in Legal Ethics
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock-School of Law
  • 1987
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Publications

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pharmacist Malpractice
  • 2013
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-College of Pharmacy Law Class
  • Pharmacy Law Review
  • 2016
  • Harding University-College of Pharmacy Law Class
  • Pharmacy Law Review
  • 2016
  • Medical College for Attorneys
  • Pharmacy Law
  • 2013
  • Encore CLE
  • Effective Themes In A Nursing Home Case
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (7)
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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
White collar crime Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is an outstanding attorney. With a degree in Pharmacy he has an analytical ability to break down issues into the basics then fashion a great defense!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darren and I have worked on a number of cases over the last 25 years or so. He is an outstanding lawyer and I give him the highest possible recommendation."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Darren O'Quinn for any medical negligence or nursing home abuse issue you have. As a younger lawyer, Darren helped me navigate complicated medical negligence cases and issues that arise in these cases. He has proven to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced and a true advocate for his clients and the people of Arkansas."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the other side of Darren in a number of cases. I have always found him to be honest and hard working. In my experience, his professionalism with opposing counsel leads to better results for his clients!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known there when for many years and he is an excellent lawyer. As an attorney, I have consulted with Mr. Quinn on pharmacy malpractice and defective drug cases and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and responsive. I recommend him highly."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Darren on multiple cases. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Excellent in the court room and in preparation."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I consider Darren a mentor, as he is equipped with the skills and experience to take on the most complex of cases and relate them to a jury. I send many referrals to Darren, as I know he takes care of his clients, and I know my referrals will be in good hands. I highly endorse Darren and am proud to know him."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darren is a great attorney who is well known as one of the best professional administrative lawyers in the state. I have referred clients to him and he always works to protect the interest of clients that I have referred. I have no hesitation in saying that he is one of the best administrative law attorneys in Arkansas."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Darren to be an outstanding advocate and champion for his clients. I have sought his counsel and advice on many occasions and have always been impressed with his willingness to help other lawyers."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darren is an excellent advocate for his clients who gets first class results because of his first class preparation and knowledge. I highly endorse Darren."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to hire Darren. He is one of the most respected and successful trial attorneys in Arkansas. We trial lawyers communicate with each other and when Darren talks people listen ...because he knows his stuff. If I'm a 10, Darren O'Quinn is a 15. He's smart, honest and genuine. He has my highest endorsement."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darren genuinely cares for his clients. He is complete and through in all aspects of his representation. He knows the law, practice and procedure. He is always prepared. I recommend his advice, counsel and representation to any prospective client."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darren is extremely knowledgeable in the pursuit of nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We have co-counseled several cases together and we always learn from Darren's experience"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Darren in complex medical malpractice and nursing home cases and I have always known him to be exceptionally well prepared and a zealous advocate for his clients."
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Little Rock Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Darren O'Quinn
Darren O'Quinn
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 35 years
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