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Partners & Staff

Dana “Buck” Rinehart*

Co-Founder, Partner*

Buck Rinehart specialized in consulting with major businesses in Ohio to provide practical advice and assistance in government, community and public relations. His strategic thinking skills enabled clients to gain maximum results when dealing with all levels of government. Mr. Rinehart’s experience as the former two-term mayor of the City of Columbus and […]

Jim Rishel


Jim Rishel, the former Chief Counsel, Assistant Ohio Attorney General, founded Rinehart, Rishel & Cuckler, Ltd. in 1982 with four other Ohio assistant attorney generals. Mr. Rishel's practice has been focused on insurance liquidation, government relations, and real estate law. He has been invoked in a number of significant cases, including, Fabe v. U.S. Treasury […]

Rob Rishel

Managing Partner

Rob Rishel represents Ohio business clients in matters concerning land use planning and regulation, including zoning, annexations and permitting, as well as clients in economic development projects. Since starting his practice in 2002, Mr. Rishel has helped businesses obtain and maintain more than $30 million in government financial incentives for expansion and […]

Steven R. Cuckler


Steve has nearly 20 years of combined legal, government, military, and political experience. Steve worked in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives, where he was the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Speaker. Mr. Cuckler served as City Councilman and Vice-Mayor of the City of Delaware. He served as Chairman of […]

Keith P. Muehlfeld

Of Counsel

Keith served 16 years on the Henry County, Ohio Common Pleas Court bench in the General, Domestic Relations, Juvenile and Probate Divisions. During that time he presided over and conducted successful settlement conferences in many types of cases including personal injury, malpractice, corporate and business, insurance, property damage, real estate, appropriation, wrongful death, […]

Grant A. Wolfe

Of Counsel

Grant has been in practice for over 30 years. He earned both his J.D. (1981) and Master of Laws in Taxation (L.L.M., 1991) from Capital University Law School. His professional experience includes serving as trial counsel for the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and private practice in Central Ohio since 1986. His areas […]

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