Former Silicosis Clients Sue O'Quinn Law Firm, Estate

, Texas Lawyer


A group of 187 former clients of the O'Quinn Law Firm has sued the Houston firm, the late John M. O'Quinn's estate and others, alleging the defendants overcharged them for expenses in silicosis suits, failed to distribute some silicosis settlements and communicate information about them, and were negligent in handling claims against some bankrupt silica defendants. Dale Jefferson (pictured), a partner in Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom of Houston, says, "We deny the pled allegations."

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