Christopher M. Marinko

Christopher M. Marinko

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Location:
Sandusky, Ohio
Phone:
419-625-8324
Fax:
419-625-9007
Email:

PRACTICE EMPHASIS:

Litigation, Trials and Appeals, Business Law, Insurance and Employment Defense, Complex and Commercial Litigation, Health Care and Medical Professionals, Mass Torts Defense, Silica Defense, Aviation, Banking and Creditors Rights.

BACKGROUND AND PROFILE:

Mr. Marinko received his B.A., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 1985, and his J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1988. His academic honors include Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Ohio State University Name and Seal Scholar.

Mr. Marinko was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1988, to the bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1989, and to the bar for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1996. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association (Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections). He is also a member of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He is chairman of the Erie County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee.

Mr. Marinko was a Law Clerk to late Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebreeze and served as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Mr. Marinko is a member of the Erie County Board of Elections (appointed by the Secretary of State in 1998 and reappointed in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014) and has served three terms as chairman of the board. He is also a trustee for Bayshore Counseling Center, and a County Republican Executive Committeeman for Vermilion Township. He previously served as Chairman of the Erie County Republican Party from 1996 through 2002, as a trustee of the Erie Ohio State University Alumni Association, as a trustee and Vice Chairman of Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill Industries, Inc. from 1989 through 1998, as trustee for Kinship, Inc., and has chaired numerous political and judicial campaigns.

Mr. Marinko is a member of the Ohio Association of Election Officials, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Ohio State Alumni Association and the Erie County Ohio State Alumni Association. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and operates MESONET weather station CW1111.

Mr. Marinko resides in rural Vermilion Township.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Trials and Appeals
  • Business Law
  • Insurance and Employment Defense
  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care and Medical Professionals
  • Toxic Torts Defense
  • Silica Defense
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Creditors Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1989

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1988
    • Honors: Ohio State University Name and Seal Scholar
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys , Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Erie County Board of Elections, Chairman of the Board
  • Bayshore Counseling Center, Trustee
  • Vermilion Township, County Republican Executive Committeeman
  • Erie County Republican Party, Chairman, 1996 - 2002
  • Erie Ohio State University Alumni Association, Trustee
  • Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill Industries, Inc., Trustee and Vice Chairman, 1989 - 1998
  • Kinship, Inc., Trustee
  • Ohio Association of Election Officials, Member
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Member
  • Ohio State Alumni Association, Member
  • Erie County Ohio State Alumni Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebreeze, Law Clerk
  • Ohio House of Representatives, Legislative Aide

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
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