Rinehardt Law - February 2022

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STAYING CURIOUS When a person suffers an injury because of the wrongful conduct of another, it is our job to investigate the facts and tell our client’s story to obtain justice. To fully tell a client’s story requires a keen sense of curiosity. We need to ask many questions to understand what has been taken away because of the injury. Mom would say, “Go get the encyclopedia,” and we would go to the bookshelf and retrieve the “S” volume, and together, we would look up “skunk” and find not only the answer to the question but also a wealth of other information.

As the years went by, those encyclopedias traveled with us when our family moved from the city to the country. The bindings became a bit worn and the pages tattered. Somewhere along the line, with the technological leaps forward, we got our first computer. The encyclopedias started to collect a thick layer of dust. It wasn’t that the knowledge contained in those books was no longer accurate, it was just that there was so much more knowledge available, and it became easier and easier to access. Although I have nostalgic memories of my brother and I pouring over a volume of the encyclopedia to look up whether a snake we found on the farm was venomous, I feel joy about the waning of the encyclopedia. With the internet and myriad databases and websites, we can satisfy our curiosity in seconds — any place, any time. We all benefit from the ease of access to information. Doctors have instant information to the latest research and techniques, which helps to save lives. New construction methods and materials are available for use almost as soon as they are discovered. In the legal field, we have

Having that sense of curiosity comes naturally to us as humans. Most of us have marveled at the innocent and often humorous questions asked by our children and grandchildren. “Mommy, how does a bird fly?” “Grandpa, where does the sun go at night?” I can remember asking my parents many questions about the world and the way things work. One of my early memories, when I was 5 or 6 years old, was my mom and dad announcing to us four kids that they had purchased a set of World Book Encyclopedias! Because it was a big purchase, we got A-M first, then L-Z later. The books were heavily bound in red, black, and gold boards, and each volume had hundreds of glossy pages with densely packed information and some black and white photographs. We proudly displayed them in alphabetical order on the bookshelf. Those encyclopedias became our go-to source of information. If one of us kids asked a question like “Why do skunks smell bad?” (after our beagle Dolly got sprayed),

at our fingertips the cutting-edge software and data that allow us to stand up to the powerful insurance companies and create a level playing field for our clients. My motto has always been “stay curious.” There has never been a better time, and I am curious about what the future will hold as we take even more technological leaps forward!

- John

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Inspiration Corner PENTTI MAKI Remove products from packaging. Individually wrapped products make packing lunches easy, but they can be a hassle to store in the fridge when kept inside bulky boxes. Instead, line up your yogurts, string cheese, hummus, juice boxes, sodas, and other individually wrapped products along the shelves of your fridge or in refrigerator bins. This will eliminate the clutter of the packaging from your fridge and provide more space. Store produce properly. There are a lot of myths surrounding what you should or shouldn’t do to properly store your produce, but there are a few basics you can abide by. For starters, store your fruits and vegetables separately. Fruits emit a gas that can cause vegetables to spoil faster. Furthermore, store these products near the front of your fridge or in a place where you will regularly notice them. This will encourage you to use the products faster — and prevent you from forgetting about them. To Bring Peace to Your Kitchen 3 FRIDGE HACKS We all have our favorite ways to organize, but there may be one thing you’re organizing completely incorrectly: your refrigerator. It’s not just about aesthetics! A properly organized fridge can prevent food from spoiling, help you find items faster, and allow you to store more. Try these tips for fridge success.

Pro Tip: For a more eco-friendly option, stop buying individually packaged items! Opt for bulk or larger products instead and measure out serving sizes into small glass or reusable containers. Arrange these like you would the other products! Invest in refrigerator bins. Storage bins for your fridge are all the rage right now, and there might be a reason for that. Refrigerator bins are clear and rigid in shape, which means items store and organize easier in your fridge. You can fill one with yogurt, another with eggs, and a third with fruit without worrying how the shapes of these products will fit into your fridge space. This allows you to have more control over your refrigerator.

If you want to get more out of your fridge, check out the manual! It will include proper ways to utilize your refrigerator storage and settings.

We have been working with a company called Filevine to update our case management software. Filevine is an innovative leader in the field of legal software, and they are constantly improving and coming up with new and better ways to do things with cutting-edge technology. We have created a completely customized template that will allow us to manage cases for our clients with even greater efficiency and expediency, while keeping all data secure and confidential. Now that the template is created, it’s time to migrate data from our old system into the new system. The data must know where to go so pathways need to be created, which is a time-consuming process. Filevine has a team of code writers and we hope to “go live” in late spring. New Case Management Software Coming in 2022

We are inspired by our former client and forever friend Pentti Maki for his kindness, faith, and service to the community. Recently retired, Pentti served as pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for 17 years. Over the years, Pentti has helped and inspired many members of our community to find faith

and comfort through spirituality in times of need. As pastor, Pentti has supported many Christian ministries that serve the congregation and the community. Many of us are familiar with the farmers market hosted at the church on Lexington and Cook Road since 2011. One of Pentti’s favorite Scripture passages: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” –Proverbs 3:5–6

We are excited about the new technology and hope it will free up more time for things that really matter like communicating with, and getting to know, our clients!

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Congratulations John — Super Lawyers Top Lawyer

Congratulations to Attorney John Rinehardt for being nominated by his peers for the eighth year to Ohio Super Lawyers top 100 list and to Cleveland’s top 50 list. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Ohio via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by- state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Only 5% of lawyers who are nominated are selected to receive this honor.


John K. Rinehardt


Way to go, John! We all know you are a super lawyer, but now you have a badge to prove it!

INGREDIENTS • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts • Olive oil • Dried thyme and oregano • Salt and pepper • 4 garlic cloves, minced

John’s Favorite Greek Chicken and Potatoes When Hillary is traveling, John is very adept at fending for himself in the kitchen. He loves to create dishes that make great leftovers. This dish is his favorite because it provides him with four meals — two dinners and two lunches. After the first dinner, he puts the chicken, broth, and potatoes in separate Tupperware containers. On the second night (and for lunch), he heats up the broth on the stovetop and ladles it over the cold chicken, which he slices up in a bowl. For the leftover meals, he heats the potatoes in a 400 degree oven and eats them like french fries dipped in ketchup.

• 4 cups chicken broth • 1/2 cup lemon juice (from 3-4 lemons) • 4-5 large russet potatoes • Broccoli (or your choice of green vegetable)


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the chicken breasts, skin side up, in a ceramic or glass baking dish. Generously coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, dried thyme, and dried oregano to taste. Sprinkle with minced garlic. Pour chicken broth and lemon juice around breasts, being careful not to disrupt the seasoning on the breasts. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. (If the breasts are small, you can cut this down to 45 minutes). 2. Meanwhile, peel and cut the potatoes into thick wedges. Wash the broccoli and cut into bite-size florets. Toss the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. After the chicken has been in the oven for an hour, remove foil and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Add potatoes to the oven and continue roasting the chicken and potatoes for 30–40 minutes longer until the chicken registers at least 165 degrees F and the potatoes are crispy and brown. With 10 minutes to go, steam the broccoli in a pot with an inch of water for a few minutes until bright green and al dente. 3. Serve as a one-bowl dish with the chicken, potatoes, broccoli, and broth. The broth is also great for dunking fresh crusty bread!

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Staying Curious

Properly Organize Your Fridge

Inspiration Corner: Pentti Maki

New Case Management Software Coming in 2022


Congratulations John!

John’s Favorite Greek Chicken and Potatoes


3 High-Tech Solutions for Long‑Distance Couples

For Long-Distance Couples 3 VALENTINE’S GADGETS

The Hey Bracelets (FeelHey.com) These paired bracelets look like fitness bands, but they can do a lot more than count your steps! When you activate your bracelet, it will communicate with the band on your partner’s wrist through the HEY app and give it a gentle squeeze to let them know you’re thinking about them. The bracelets come in classic black or sleek white, are totally weatherproof, and can go for three days between charges. Pillow Talk Wristbands (LittleRiot.com/pillow-talk) This package includes wristbands with heart rate sensors, small speakers, and various cables — for you and your partner! When you sleep, simply wear your wristband and slide your speaker under

your pillow. From there, the Pillow Talk app will broadcast your heartbeat to your partner’s speaker in real time! It’s the next best thing to sleeping next to each other.

Friendship Lamps (FriendshipLamps.com)

If you’re in a long-distance relationship or friendship, you probably think you’ve tried everything to stay in touch. Texting? Check. FaceTime? Check. Old-fashioned phone calls? Double check! But have you tried high-tech gadgets that can bring you closer without words? This Valentine’s Day, consider treating your romantic partner, or platonic friend, to one of these three handy devices. While these items may be on the pricier side during most of the year, keep an eye out for any holiday sales!

Like the Hey Bracelets and Pillow Talk Wristbands, these lamps come in pairs. One goes to you and one to your partner. Tap your lamp, and your partner’s lamp will glow to let them know they’re on your mind. You can even send different colors that communicate different messages. (For example, maybe you agree that pink means “wish you were here.”) You can also sync more than two lamps to connect with additional people you love.


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