Marissa I. Delinks is an experienced litigator and appellate attorney. She has successfully defended and prosecuted appeals in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine primarily involving consumer financial matters relating to mortgage servicers, lenders, and trustees of securitized mortgage trusts, in matters alleging predatory lending, mortgage fraud, violation of consumer protection statutes, and challenges to mortgage holders’ right to foreclose, as well as appeals involving alleged violations of TILA, RESPA, HAMP, FCRA, and the FDCPA.
Her appellate experience also includes handling a wide variety of civil appeals in state and federal courts involving issues of contract law, insurance coverage, legal malpractice, ERISA, real estate related issues, constitutional law and surety law.
Ms. Delinks provides appellate assistance and advice to other trial attorneys during the litigation process, particularly in claims involving complex legal and statutory issues. Ms. Delinks also handles contested foreclosure actions in Connecticut state and federal courts.
In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. Delinks is a professional liability defense attorney and risk management advisor. Her litigation practice includes defending malpractice actions brought against lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, real estate professionals and property managers, financial advisors, notaries, and technology professionals.
She also defends attorneys in disciplinary actions before the Board of Bar Overseers and provides risk management advice to lawyers and law firms. She is experienced in all aspects of trial practice, including discovery and motion practice, taking and defending depositions, trying cases, and preparing and arguing post-trial motions.
Ms. Delinks joined the Boston office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP upon its opening in July 2005. She was with the firm previously in its Ft. Lauderdale office from 2002 to 2004.
She served as the Leader of the firm’s Professional Lines Practice Group and currently serves as the Business Development Partner of the Professional Responsibility, Professional Liability & Risk Management Practice Group. Ms. Delinks is a member of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s pro bono committee and is the Northeast coordinator for the firm’s pro bono projects.
From 1999 to 2002, she was a branch director in the legal division of Spherion Corporation, a Fortune 500 human capital management company. In addition, Ms. Delinks was an attorney director for the Miami office of The Wallace Law Registry.
She also spent three years as an associate with the Boca Raton law firm of Weiss & Handler, P.A., where she handled commercial and general liability litigation matters. Previously, she completed a Judicial internship with The Honorable Stephen T. Brown, United States Magistrate, Southern District of Florida.
Professional Affiliations :
- The Florida Bar
- American Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association
- J.D., Broad College of Law – Nova Southeastern University, 1994
- B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1988
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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