Fox 26 News has learned famed Houston attorney John O’quinn has died. Sources say he died in a deadly car collision on Allen Parkway this morning. FOX 26 legal Analyst Chris Tritico confirms the legendary attorney is dead. We’re told the lawyer was in the vehicle with his driver according to Tritico. O’Quinn is known for his skills in the courtroom and his charitable gifts which include millions to the University of Houston and The Children Assessment Center. Tune into FOX 26 news for more details!
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The firm’s operating principles and values appropriately reflect those of its founder, John M. O’Quinn, whose strong work ethic and focused nature took root during his working-class upbringing in Houston.
As a young man, he learned the value of a hard day’s work firsthand as an employee in his father’s auto mechanic garage — a lesson that served him well years later at The University of Houston Law Center, where he graduated first in his class.
In addition to this honor, O’Quinn served as editor of the Houston Law Review and won a state moot court championship, rounding out a trio of feats unmatched before.
Today, O’Quinn is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished trial lawyers of his time, holding some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the country.
With a penchant for nurturing a unique culture of civic involvement and private philanthropy, he uses the personal experiences that have undoubtedly shaped his career to just as clearly define the firm that carries his name.