Marina A. Barci
Ms. Barci is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice includes Premises Liability, Toxic Torts, Products Liability, SUM/UM and No-Fault. Ms. Barci assists clients and carriers with identifying practical and effective strategies for resolving legal disputes and implements those strategies through the various stages of litigation, including written discovery, depositions, arbitrations, and motion practice. She is a contributor to the firm’s Products Liability Pointers and Coverage Pointers newsletters.
Ms. Barci earned her J.D. from the University at Buffalo, where she was a member of the trial advocacy program. She represented the law school in two trial competitions, the William W. Daniel National Trial Competition and the UB Trial Advocacy Competition, where she won the award for best cross examination. She was also a quarterfinalist in the Charles S. Desmond Intramural Moot Court competition.
While in law school, Ms. Barci completed an intensive judicial clerkship with the Honorable Barbara Howe in Erie County Surrogate Court, as well as an internship with the Honorable Paula Feroleto, administrative judge for the Eighth Judicial District. Additionally, she volunteered with the Western New York Legal Center’s CLARO (Civil Legal Advice Resource Office) program, providing indigent clients with assistance on consumer debt, bankruptcy, and foreclosure issues. She also volunteered with the Pro Se Assistance Program in the United States District Court, for the Western District of New York.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Ms. Barci is an attorney advisor/coach for the high school mock trial team at the Charter School for Applied Technologies. She also serves as a board member for UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Group, where she assists the Law School with student recruitment.