Erin Rhinehart

Faruki PLL - Ohio

Co-Managing Partner

110 North Main Street, Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402

+1 937 227 3714

Litigation Star

Top 250 Women in Litigation

Practice area:

Class action

Erin is Co-Managing Partner of Faruki PLL. Her litigation practice focuses on class action defense, media and communications law (First Amendment, defamation, privacy, public records, advertising, social media, trademark, and copyright litigation), breach of contract, non-compete, tortious interference, and health care and environmental litigation matters.  She has first-chair jury trial experience, and has argued before various appellate courts in Ohio, including the Supreme Court of Ohio. Erin has been repeatedly recognized by Benchmark Litigation, and Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer. She has also been recognized as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. For consecutive years, 2020-2023, Erin has been named Premier Health Care Lawyer for Dayton - a recognition given to just one health care lawyer per city. She has repeatedly been honored by BTI Consulting as a Client Service All Star – a recognition given to less than 500 lawyers nationally. In 2019, she was recognized by The Business Journals as an Influencer in the Law. In 2017, Erin was names Corporate Vision’s Ohio Lawyer of the Year, and received the Ohio Women’s Bar Association’s President’s Choice Award.


Earlier this year, she received the Florence E. Allen Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, an award that recognizes women attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the legal profession and a strong commitment to public or community service. Erin is also a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton, Ohio; and serves on the Executive Committee of the Dayton Bar Association.


Erin is an active member of several local, regional, and national bar associations, holding various leadership positions, including former President of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Media Law Committee. She is the past President of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, and currently an Executive Editor of the ABA’s Litigation Journal. Erin is a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation; has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Dayton Business Journal’s Power 50 (recognizing the Dayton region’s most influential women in the business community); is a 40 under 40 honoree and a 40 under 40 Hall of Fame inductee; and a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Dayton Program.


Erin is a prolific author and speaker. She has published articles in numerous American Bar Association publications, The Federal Lawyer, the Ohio Lawyer, the Dayton Business Journal, and has been quoted on various legal issues in a variety of national publications, including Consumer Reports and Knowledge@Wharton, the online business analysis journal of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, teaching the Trial Practice Capstone to graduating 3Ls, and lectured to law students on client interviews, negotiation, and mediation.


Erin is an active member of her community, having served as the legal advisor to an area high school’s mock trial team, and served on several non-profit boards. 

Updated July 2023