COURTNEY BOHO MARINCSIN, 29, is an attorney at Clifford Law Offices. She works on many difficult cases in aviation accident litigation, medical malpractice, and products liability. Her major area of expertise is in qui tam law and litigating False Claims Act matters.
Marincsin helped litigate a case against Medline Industries, one of the nation's largest suppliers of medical and surgical products, and The Medline Foundation. That case resulted in an $85 million settlement to the federal government to resolve False Claims Act allegations against Medline. The settlement is among the largest where the government declined to intervene.
Marincsin also worked in public service. She worked in the Department of Commerce and for Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, where she responded to constituent needs and helped run his re-election campaign in Philadelphia.
Marincsin's fellow attorneys agree she is a sharp talent with a bright future.
David Pritchard, of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., said Marincsin's achievements are well beyond what anyone would expect from a young attorney. "What is perhaps most compelling about Courtney's current legal career is that she practices in the area of qui tam, which we in the litigation field recognize as probably the newest and most challenging area of litigation," Pritchard said. "My limited exposure to this area of the law has consistently demonstrated that its practitioners are among the brightest and most talented attorneys in the country."
John Krivicich, of Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, served as opposing counsel to Marincsin in a number of high-risk, high exposure automotive product liability matters. "Ms. Marincsin has acquitted herself with the utmost degree of professionalism in those cases, combining the appropriate degree of aggressive prosecution with the reasonableness of a seasoned trial lawyer, far beyond her young years," Krivicich said.
Timothy Tomasik, of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, has worked with Boho Marincsin on a number of catastrophic injury cases and complex litigation matters. "Most notably, Courtney was heavily involved in the 9/11 litigation in its early stages where she successfully tackled the drafting of a number of complex pleadings and responses to dispositive motions," Tomasik said. "Her legal analysis and writing skills were critical to our success in the early stages of litigation."
Michael McGrory, of Smith Amundsen, sat opposite Marincsin in several aviation-related lawsuits where Boho Marincsin represented the plaintiff.
"I have been impressed by Courtney's briefs and arguments on every issue on which we've opposed each other," McGrory said. "Courtney is an exceptionally pleasant opponent, but she is tough, too."
Marincsin's achievements have undoubtedly made her father proud. Dan Boho, of Hinshaw & Culbertson, said his daughter has always been a go-getter. He said she sat in on her first trial when she was just a sophomore in high school.
"In April 2010, Marincsin was struck as a pedestrian by a car, which resulted in leg fractures that required a rod and pins," her father said. Boho said his daughter immediately started a rehab process and ran in the Chicago Marathon 6 months later in the fall.
McGrory added that shortly after the accident where she was injured, she appeared in court for an important case management conference and didn't miss a beat. "I have no doubt this unfortunate experience helped Courtney relate to her injured clients better than most attorneys who focus on plaintiff's work," McGrory said.
Mike Cunningham, of Hinshaw & Culbertson, supervised Marincsin's internships with his firm. Cunningham said Marincsin provided support on several large cases, including a multi-death case resulting from a scaffolding falling from the John Hancock Building. "Although she was not yet a lawyer, she attended approximately 40 depositions with me. She also helped me to prepare for the depositions and helped analyze the testimony afterwards," Cunningham said. "The quality of her work was far beyond her years, and after a very short period, she was able to provide analysis at a very high level."
Marincsin is active with the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and is a member of the qui tam bar, called TAF.