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, recent State Chair of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (600 top trial lawyers from the US and 30 other countries), and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), handles high profile, media-intensive matters.
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, from 2015 to the present.
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.
Mr. Boho has served as General Counsel of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Boho joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in May 1977. He has member of Hinshaw's Executive Committee for more than 30 years, and is the co-leader of the firm's national Personal Injury and Property Damage Practice Group.
He serves or has served in the following positions:
- American College of Trial Lawyers, State Chair
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Illinois 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© for Commercial Litigation, 2016 – 2022
- Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2005 – 2009, 2011 – 2021
- First Annual Gerald J. Roper Award for Excellence by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
- Recognized by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer" in the areas of Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Defense Law: General; and Products Liability Defense Law
- Holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability
- 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 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 injured.
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.
- August 19, 2021Five Lawyers Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"
- Sixty-Five Hinshaw Lawyers Recognized in 2021 Editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to WatchAugust 20, 2020Three Lawyers Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"
- August 15, 2019
- August 15, 2018
- August 15, 2017
- August 15, 2016
- August 17, 2015
- March 23, 2015
J.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1977
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago, 1974
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar