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John Maurice O'Quinn
(1941 - 2009)

John O'Quinn was a Houston Texas trial lawyer who represented plaintiffs in medical and tobacco cases. In the course of his career, he successfully recovered over 20 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

From a very humble background, O'Quinn worked in his father's garage to pay his way through school. After graduating first in his class from the University of Houston Law Centre, he served as editor of the Houston Law Review and won a state moot court championship.

O'Quinn's love of cars led to his building an extensive collection with a total value of over $100 million and included at least 618 cars, seven of which were Duesenbergs. He died tragically in a car crash at 68 years old.

Portrait of John Maurice O'Quinn.
O'Quinn, John Maurice. 18" x 24". 2015. Collection of Mark Lanier. Houston, TX. Portrait on canvas. Commissioned by Albert Cargill.

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