Representative Matters

Dan Boho has a national trial and mediation practice with verdicts in Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and appearances as pro hac vice counsel in 18 states. Mr. Boho, State Chair of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (600 top trial lawyers from the US and 30 other countries), handles high profile, media-intensive matters. He served as General Counsel of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association, and serves as General Counsel and Vice Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured Mr. Boho's participation with these organizations in the article, "Boho Advocates for Chicago Business."

Crain's Chicago Business also featured Mr. Boho as one of six lawyers honored as Chicago's best lawyers in its, "Chicago's Best, On the Record." Leading Lawyers Magazine, in a survey of Illinois lawyers, listed Mr. Boho as one of the top two personal injury defense lawyers in Illinois.

In June 2012, Leading Lawyers Magazine: Business Edition listed Mr. Boho as one of the top business lawyers in Illinois and featured him in the article, "Enjoying the Human Element of Defense Litigation." He is listed among Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and served as Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Professional Background

Mr. Boho joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in May 1977. He is a 27-year member of Hinshaw's Executive Committee, and is the Leader of the firm’s national Personal Injury and Property Damage Practice Group.

Professional Affiliations

He serves or has served in the following positions:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and State Chair
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, President
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, National Client Advisory Board
  • Leading Lawyers of Illinois, Advisory Board
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Board of Directors
  • Federation of Defense and Corprate Counsel, Chair, Commercial Litigation
  • Trial Lawyer's Club of Chicago, President
  • Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly Delegate
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Justice (President)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" since 2016 for Commercial Litigation
  • First Annual Gerald J. Roper Award for Excellence by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standard and legal ability

Representative Matters

  • Represented the producer of the Sugarland concert in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse litigation (seven dead, over 40 injured).
  • Advised Fortune 50 company on structuring of insurance and liabilities in corporate spin-off into two separate companies.
  • Represents a logistics company in a class action arising from the April 2015 fire which destroyed a 12 acre GE plant.

  • Obtained a summary judgment in 2015 for a defendant contractor in the $83,500,00 Empress Casino fire in Joliet, Illinois.
  • Obtained a summary judgment in 2015 for a monitoring device manufacture, in a case brought on behalf of 65 plaintiffs claiming serious fertility loss.
  • Represented building management in litigation arising from the landmark fire at Chicago Loop Fire/69 West Washington in Chicago (six dead, 16 injured).

  • Defended the East Bank Club in a personal injury case involving a plaintiff with an incomplete quadriplegic injury. The jury reached a no liability verdict for the East Bank Club and the plaintiff had asked for $16.5 million.

  • Represented the fire alarm monitoring company in the $140 million John Deere warehouse fire in Davenport, Iowa.
  • Represented a media conglomerate in an alleged sexual assault case arising from a radio station “Bachelor” style promotion. The case was followed nationally by CNN, Fox and Inside Edition.
  • Served as settlement counsel in litigation involving 22 dead and 60 injuried. 


Mr. Boho is a co-author of an ADR mediation treatise, and author of a National Litigation Case Study published in a treatise by West Publishing and sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel. In addition, Mr. Boho is a West Publishing Key Author. He has been quoted on high profile litigation and legal management issues in the National Law Journal, Inside Litigation and The Chicago Lawyer and has been interviewed on 20/20 and Inside Edition. Mr. Boho has appeared on ABC television on the resolution of tort matters, and on CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox on pending cases.


J.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1977

B.A., Loyola University of Chicago, 1974