Erin Rhinehart

Erin E. Rhinehart


Erin’s litigation practice focuses on media and communications law (including advertising law, social media law, and certain intellectual property litigation), class action defense, breach of contract, trade secrets, and environmental law.  Our clients benefit from Erin’s ability to bring a level of certainty to dynamic situations.

Areas of Practice

Media and Communications Law

  • Social Media
  • Public Records
  • First Amendment Law
  • Defamation
  • Open Courts
  • Privacy Torts

Class Action Defense

Breach of Contract

Advertising Law

  • False Advertising
  • Trademark
  • Copyright

Environmental Issues


Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Awards and Honors

Corporate Vision’s Ohio Attorney of the Year, 2017

Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2014-2017

40 Under 40 Award – Dayton Business Journal, 2013

Leadership Dayton – Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2012

Ohio State Bar Association Foundation, Community Service Award, 2008

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation

Editorial Board of TYL – Official publication of ABA’s Young Lawyers Division

ABA’s Forum on Communications Law

Media Law Resource Center

Federal Bar Association, Dayton Chapter

  • Executive Committee member, October 2013–present

Dayton Bar Association

  • Co-Founder & Co-Chair 5 for the Kids 5k race to benefit CARE House (2006–2008)

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

American Bar Association


University of Dayton School of Law

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Honor Council
  • Dayton Law Review – Staff writer (published)
  • Clerk for former Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of the District Counsel, Chicago, IL
  • Law clerk for Judge John M. Meagher, Ret., Dayton, OH

Miami University – BA, Political Science

  • Study Abroad Program – Western Europe: International Accounting, International Business Law
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Order of Omega

Community Involvement

Hannah’s Treasure Chest, Board Member (2012–2013)

University of Dayton School of Law – Adjunct Professor (2008–2013)

Chaminade Julienne High School Mock Trial Team – Legal Advisor (2005–2008)

Continuing Legal Education – Litigation Practice Presenter

Publications and Presentations

Federal Bar Association, The Federal Lawyer magazine

American Bar Association

  • Pretrial Practice & Discovery
  • TYL
  • The Student Lawyer

MLRC, Media Law Newsletter

Dayton Business Journal

Dayton Bar Association, Bar Briefs magazine

Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Lawyer magazine

Dayton Chapter of the FBA, On the Merits Newsletter – Editor/Publisher

Be Leaderly, Contributor

Dayton Law Review (University of Dayton)

FIC Blog

Erin E. Rhinehart
(937) 227-3714

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
110 North Main Street
Suite 1600
Dayton, OH  45402


Administrative Assistant
Lori M. Beemsterboer
(937) 227-3745

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016
BBB Top 25 Women to Watch
40 under 40 winner 2013