Bruce Rinker is a shareholder of the firm and has extensive, well-rounded experience as a litigator and practitioner for cases involving eminent domain, planning and zoning, land use, vacancies, and administrative review by local governmental agencies, boards, commissions and councils.
He was a labor relations representative, state appellate court law clerk, Assistant County Prosecutor in the felony criminal division and has been a trial attorney for over 30 years.
His education includes a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is licensed in Ohio and has been admitted to the Ohio and U.S. District Courts.
He is a member of the American and Ohio Bar Associations, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute and The City Club.
Noting that he frequently passes himself coming and going, Bruce divides his time between two busy and separate duties as Mayor of Mayfield Village (since 1993) and a commissioner on the three-member Board of the Cleveland Metroparks.
He and his wife Laura, a registered nurse, have raised three children, several dogs, and continue their active involvement in the Mayfield and Greater Cleveland communities. Laura has launched an art gallery - Serafino - in Little Italy.
Bruce is a swimmer (moonlighting for years as the meet announcer for the Mayfield Wildcats swim team), a duffer - your lawyer really shouldn't be a good golfer... He loves the Arts (especially music) and true to his nature, enjoys dabbling in landscape architecture.
- Mentor Lagoons (park assemblage)
- Euclid Corridor Widening
- Mayfield Heights v. Shemo, 96 Ohio St.3d 379 (2002)
- South Park v. Avon City Council, 2006 Ohio 2846 (9th Dist. 2006)
- DiSanto v. Solon, 2008 Ohio 2939 (8th Dist. 2008)
- Visconsi v. Strongsville, 2004 Ohio 4908 (8th Dist. 2004)