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Dan Boho has a national trial practice with verdicts in Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and appearances as pro hac vice counsel in 18 states. He handles high profile and media-intensive matters and concentrates his practice in the trial of commercial disputes as well as building management, construction, products liability and catastrophic injury cases.
For 16 years he has served as National Litigation Counsel for a Fortune 500, United States-based international service company; as primary state counsel for one of the largest transportation companies in the United States; and has represented clients from Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Italy.
Mr. Boho is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He has successfully argued matters before the Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Boho has also worked to increase alternate dispute resolution efforts within the court system and has spoken nationally on this topic. Inside Litigation magazine states that Mr. Boho's alternative dispute resolution practice has "a significant impact in litigation practice in the United States."
Crain's Chicago Business, in its November 15, 2004 edition, featured Mr. Boho as one of six lawyers honored as Chicago's best lawyers in, "Chicago's Best, on the record."
Regarding commercial disputes, Mr. Boho serves as the chairman of the commercial litigation section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. His practice includes the mediation and litigation of commercial disputes in Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and environmental remediation reimbursement in Maryland.
Mr. Boho joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in May 1977. He is a member of Hinshaw's executive committee, and is regional director of the firm's litigation practice.
He has been recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the categories of Commercial Litigation, and Personal Injury Defense Law: General and Products Liability. In addition, Mr. Boho holds the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability.
Notable Cases and Results:
Mr. Boho is currently representing a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at the United States Air Force Academy while attending a summer camp sponsored by the Air Force. This matter is a part of the present cadet scandal at the Air Force Academy and Mr. Boho's case and client were profiled in the summer of 2003 on "20/20" and in a front page article in The New York Times Sunday edition.
Mr. Boho represents the building management company in litigation arising from the Cook County Building fire of October 2003 where six people died. The Governor of Illinois and the President of the Cook County Board appointed commissions headed by the former director of FEMA and the former counsel to President Clinton, respectively, to study this fire. (Media attention about this litigation has been extensive.)
Mr. Boho is also representing in pending litigation the owners and property managers of the commercial portion of the John Hancock building in Chicago. A scaffold involved in an exterior metal restoration project fell from the building resulting in a number of deaths and catastrophic injuries.
Mr. Boho recently advised one of the major transportation companies in the country on legal concerns arising from the post 9/11 anthrax scare.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1977
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1977
Undergraduate School: Loyola University of Chicago, B.A., 1974
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys
Chair, Commercial Litigation Section, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
President, Trial Lawyer's Club of Chicago
Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Board of Directors, Society of Trial Lawyers
General Assembly Delegate, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Long Range Planning Committee, Chicago Bar Association
Member, the Advocates Society
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Past chairman and present board member of the Polish American Association, a Chicago-based, community service, not-for-profit organization.
Board of Directors, Heartland Alliance: Travelers and Immigrants Aid
Board of Directors, Japan American Society
Published Legal Writing:
Mr. Boho is the author of a National Litigation Case Study published in a treatise by West Publishing and sponsored by the American Corporate Counsel Association entitled, "Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel." He has been quoted on legal management issues in the Chicago Lawyer and the National Law Journal. Mr. Boho has appeared on ABC television on the resolution of tort matters, and on all Chicago network affiliates on pending cases.
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