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Bruce G. Rinker

My colleagues and I believe in quality. We strive to figure out what works and how best to achieve what is, at heart, a business decision. We are highly motivated and really enjoy our work together.

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brinker@mggmlpa.com

Mr. Rinker is a shareholder of the firm and has extensive experience as a litigator and practitioner for cases involving eminent domain, planning and zoning, land use, permitting, and administrative review by local governmental agencies, boards, commissions and councils.

Bruce 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.

He is licensed in Ohio and has been admitted to the Ohio and U.S. District Courts. Notable cases include:

Mentor Lagoons (park assemblage)

Euclid Corridor Widening

Speedway v. Berea Planning Commission, 2013-Ohio-3422 (8th Dist. 2013)

DiSanto v. Solon, 2008 Ohio 293, 8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals

South Park v. Avon City Council, 2006 Ohio 2846, 9th Dist. Ct. of Appeals

Visconsi v. Strongsville, 2004 Ohio 4908, 8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals

Mayfield Heights v. Shemo, 2002 96 Ohio St.3d 379

K. Hovnanian Oster Homes LLC v. Lorain Ohio Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 2015-Ohio-5317 (9th Dist. 2015)

Bruce recently stepped down as the Mayor of Mayfield Village, having held that office since 1993. He still finds free time to be an avid swimmer, duffer and music lover. He lives in Mayfield Village with his wife, Laura, sharing in the joy of a grandson – and hoping for more!

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Education

  • B.A. from Hamilton College
  • J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Involvement

  • Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan and American Bar Associations
  • Commissioner, Cleveland Metroparks
  • Member, American Planning Association
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, The City Club