John K. Rinehardt

Attorney
Attorney John Rinehardt earned his law degree at the Ohio State University College of Law and was admitted to practice of law in 1986. Ever since, John has devoted his legal expertise to helping the victims of wrongdoing obtain justice in the courts of Ohio. In his extensive experience, John has successfully handled cases where someone has been hurt or killed in cases involving defective products, unsafe industrial machines, reckless driving, vicious dog attacks, unguarded factory machine malfunctions, slip and falls, car wrecks caused by drunk drivers, electrocutions, nursing home neglect, and many other situations.

Hillary Rinehardt

Attorney
Attorney Hillary Rinehardt graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. She then attended the Ohio State University College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 1991. While in law school, Hillary was a competitor on the National Moot Court team and a member of the Ohio State Law Review. She graduated in the top 25% of her class and became a member of the Ohio bar in June 1991. Hillary returned to the active practice of law in 2007 after pursuing a rewarding career in business and raising a family.

Melanie S. Fahey

Attorney
Attorney Melanie Fahey graduated from the University of Dayton summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990, with a double major in international studies and political science. She then attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 1993. She returned to her home state of Ohio and was admitted to the practice of law in November of 1993. She has also continued to pursue her academic interests in international studies and political science by teaching as an adjunct professor at North Central State College and The Ohio State University.
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Patti Basilone

Firm Administrator
Patti is the firm administrator for Rinehardt Law Firm. Her responsibilities include managing legal and nonlegal matters, supervising, financial management, and client services. She is also the liaison between firm leadership and other staff. Patti has more than 25 years of professional experience in managing law firms. Outside of work, Patti enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren.
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Tina Neal

Litigation Case Manager
Tina is one of two litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. Her responsibilities include client communication during the discovery process, document management, and client services. Tina has more than 10 years of experience working at Rinehardt Law Firm. Outside of work, Tina enjoys watching her four daughters play soccer.
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Barbara Chaffins

Litigation Case Manager
Barbara is one of two litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. Her responsibilities include managing the discovery process and making sure our documents are organized and ready when it's time for trial. Barbara has more than 20 years of professional experience working for law firms. Barbara is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her family.
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Stephanie Hunt

Pre-Litigation Case Manager
Stephanie is one of four pre-litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. She is the first person our clients will talk to when they contact us. Stephanie's responsibilities include client services, insurance contact, and coordination of benefits. Prior to joining the team at Rinehardt Law Firm, Stephanie was the office administrator at her church. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at church.
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Kathy Thompson

Pre-Litigation Case Manager
Kathy is one of four pre-litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. She’s responsible for requesting and compiling medical records and organizing medical chronologies. Kathy has more than five years of professional experience at Rinehardt Law Firm. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family on Lake Erie.
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Gigi Rice

Pre-Litigation Case Manager
Gigi is one of four pre-litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. Her primary responsibility is negotiating and coordinating settlements for our clients. Gigi has been a member of the team at Rinehardt Law Firm for more than five years. Prior to joining our team, Gigi worked as a claims adjuster for a large insurance company for 20 years. Outside of work, Gigi enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.
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Carrie Byus

Pre-Litigation Case Manager
Carrie is one of four pre-litigation case managers for Rinehardt Law Firm. Her responsibilities include document management, client communication, and pre-litigation support. Carrie brings a wealth of experience to the team, having worked as an office administrator at Pepsi for fourteen years. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. When she can sneak in the time, Carrie loves to read a good book.