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John O'Quinn (1941 - October 29, 2009) was a Texas trial lawyer and founding partner of The O'Quinn Law Firm (now known as O'Quinn & Laminack). His firm made its business handling plaintiff's litigation, including representing clients suing breast implant manufacturers, medical facilities, and tobacco companies. O'Quinn died in a single car crash in Houston, Texas, aged 68; the cause of the crash is under investigation.

John Maurice O'Quinn, the son of an car garage owner in Houston, Texas, graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. O'Quinn served as editor of the Houston Law Review, and won a state moot court championship. O'Quinn was divorced and had no children. In 1999, the playing field at Robertson Stadium was named O'Quinn Field in honor of his generosity and support of the stadium renovations.

Making his name in handling plaintiff's litigation, among O'Quinn's biggest wins were:

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