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.

Mr. Rinker is senior counsel with the firm and has extensive experience in real estate law 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 40 years. He served as a councilman for several years prior to serving as Mayfield Village’s Mayor from 1993-2015 and he has continuously served as a Metroparks Commissioner since 2010. 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-3433 (8th Dist. 2013)
  • DiSanto v. Solon, 2008-Ohio-2939 (8th Dist. 2008)
  • Visconsi v. Strongsville, 2004 Ohio 4908, 8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
  • Mayfield Heights v. Shemo, 2002-Ohio-4905 (Ohio 2002)
  • K. Hovnanian Oster Homes LLC v. Lorain Ohio Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 2015-Ohio-5317 (9th Dist. 2015)

Bruce is an avid swimmer, duffer and music lover. He lives in Highland Heights with his wife, Laura, sharing in the joy of two grandsons – and hoping for more grandchildren!

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


  • Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan and American Bar Associations
  • Cleveland Metroparks, Commissioner
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Attorney Rating
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (2022-2024)
  • American Planning Association, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • The City Club, Member