Marissa R. Borschke




Marissa Borschke joined Crabbe, Brown & James as an associate in 2020.  Marissa moved to Columbus after completing both her undergraduate and law degree at Indiana University. As a former member of the women’s soccer team at IU, Marissa thrives in the team atmosphere of Crabbe, Brown & James.

Marissa’s practice focuses on general defense litigation which includes insurance defense, personal injury claims, employment law, contract disputes, estate and minor settlement hearings, and constitutional violation claims. Her experience includes drafting pleadings and motions, completing discovery, leading and defending depositions, attending mediation, negotiating settlements, and managing clients.

Within her first years of practicing, Marissa was the lead counsel for a jury trial in an automobile liability dispute, was second chair for various injunction hearings regarding contract disputes, as well as presented before 80-90 lawyers at the National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Counselor Seminar.

Professional Experience

Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP – Associate
Associate General Counsel – National Fraternal Order of Police
Indiana University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel – Legal Intern
National Collegiate Athletic Association – Law Clerk

Associations & Memberships

Member of the Governance Committee for Shadowbox Live
American Law Firm Association International (ALFAI)
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State of Ohio

Notable Publications, Significant Cases & Seminars


Won summary judgment in the Southern District of Ohio for a discrimination claim against Central Ohio Transit Authority. (Dijon v. Central Ohio Transit Authority, Case No. 2:20-cv-05873) (appeal pending).

Secured a favorable verdict for the insured in a jury trial regarding an automobile accident in Cleveland, Ohio. Prayer for relief: $25,000, Jury Verdict: $4,500.  (Harris v. Ahmad, Case No. CV 19 927147).

Represented the buyer in closing a multi-million-dollar purchase of McDonalds franchises.

Helped as second-chair in securing injunction in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in favor Capital City Mechanical, Inc. to enforce a non-competition provision in an employee contract. (CCM v. Bartoe, Case No. 21CV002482).

See More Notable Publications, Significant Cases & Seminars

Helped as second-chair in securing injunction in favor of medical marijuana dispensary in Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas to enforce the Lease Agreement between the parties. (Quest Wellness Ohio LLC, v. Yolanta Samuels, Case No. 21-CV-01346).

Won summary judgment on behalf of Defendant Portsmouth Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc. and its driver in Jackson County Common Pleas in an automobile accident case. Also won summary judgment on co-defendant’s crossclaims. (Cross v. Dunnavant, Case No. 20CIV0100).

Presentation and Speaking Engagements

National Fraternal Order of Police 2022 Legal Counselor Seminar – “COVID-19 Related Issues – Updated on Judicial Decisions, Legislative Initiatives, and Executive Orders on Vaccine Mandates.” (February 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada)


Contributor, National Fraternal Order of Police Amicus Briefs

Mole v. City of Durham, North Carolina, Supreme Court of North Carolina (2022)

Contributor, FOP Journal Legal Update (published semi-annually)


Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2020
Indiana University Kelley School of Business, B.S. Legal Studies, 2016