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"I want to thank your law firm and especially Quinn Eaton for the great job he did for me. Quinn was very thorough, caring and compassionate. He helped me avoid a trial and got the present case against me dismissed… he spent the time and thought to protect me. I was very lucky."

Arthur Mellon, former board member of a software company

Overview

Driven by obtaining favorable results for clients, Quinn enjoys the strategic challenges of litigation.

Quinn works hard to understand the ins and outs of clients’ business operations, sectors and markets. He concentrates his practice in commercial and employment litigation and assists with a variety of matters including contract and breach of warranty disputes, business torts, federal and state discrimination and retaliation claims, and constitutional challenges. He is experienced in all stages of federal court litigation and appellate work.

Quinn is also passionate about pro bono work, utilizing his own legal skills to make sure quality legal services are available to those who might not otherwise have access to them.

"I want to thank your law firm and especially Quinn Eaton for the great job he did for me. Quinn was very thorough, caring and compassionate. He helped me avoid a trial and got the present case against me dismissed… he spent the time and thought to protect me. I was very lucky."

Arthur Mellon, former board member of a software company


Services

Recognition

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
    • summa cum laude
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Civil Procedure I & II, Constitutional Law I & II, Contracts I & II, Torts, Criminal Law, Legal Research & Writing II, Commercial Law, Criminal Procedure, Defense of Criminal Cases, Evidence, Freedom of Speech, Business Associations, Cross Examination, Employment Discrimination, Law of Church and State, Wrongful Convictions, Comprehensive Review, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, Professional Responsibility, White Collar Crime, Trusts & Estates I
      • Dean's Honor Roll
      • Highest Triennial Average Award
  • B.S., University of Nebraska
    • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Inns of Court
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
Experience
  • Secured district court's assigned value of $893 million – $300 million more than defendants' competing valuation – for Streck, Inc, in shareholder oppression case, one of Nebraska's largest valuation disputes.
  • Served on collaborative pro bono legal team for Set Aside Program. Legal Aid of Nebraska screened candidates and Husch Blackwell attorneys helped participants fill out documents to nullify criminal convictions, such as shoplifting, that would otherwise impact job searches and the ability to serve in the military.
  • Achieved dismissal of claim on motion for judgment on pleadings in state quiet title action, on grounds that Wetland Reserve Easement held by United States placed exclusive jurisdiction in federal district court.
  • Obtained complete relief for health care facility on summary judgment in state court against claims of whistleblowing and workers' compensation retaliation.
  • Assisted health care facility in receiving complete relief on summary judgment in federal court against claims of ADA discrimination and retaliation.
  • Defeated state's summary judgment and obtained six-figure settlement for inmate's Eighth Amendment deliberate indifference claim in pro bono case.
  • Obtained complete relief for Fortune 500 company on summary judgment in federal court against claims of gender discrimination, equal pay violation and age discrimination.
Outside the Office

Quinn loves animals. He and his wife have four dogs and two cats, and have fostered more than 30 dogs through rescue programs. Quinn’s mother runs a lost pet page for Omaha that reunites animals with their families. Quinn assists in the searches. He also enjoys spending time with his 8-year-old nephew, cheering him on in sports.

Community Leadership

Quinn is an active volunteer for RISE Nebraska. Through the organization, he goes into the Nebraska prison system to teach entrepreneur skills, participate in business coaching days and run a business pitch competition.

  • Hands, Hearts, & Paws, Rescue Dog Fosterer
  • Metropolitan Community College, Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Legal Services Committee
  • RISE Nebraska, Volunteer