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James Richard Rinck, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1982, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1982. Recipient Michael Barnes award, Western Michigan Legal Services, 2004, Heart and Stroke Heroes award, American Heart Association, 2005.


Rinck, James Richard was born on March 6, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Richard John and Ann Louise (Weening) Rinck.


Bachelor, Calvin College, 1979. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1982.


Assistant prosecutor Muskegon County, Muskegon, Michigan, 1983-1984. Sole practice Grand Rapids, since 1984.


  • Bar: Michigan 1982, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1982.


Member Board Education Grand Rapids, since 1993. Board directors Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority, 1995-2001. Member exec board Kent County Democrats, 1984-2001, Michigan Young Democrats, 1986-1988.

Candidate Michigan State Senate, 1990, United States House Representatives, 2006, United States Congress, 2006. State assistant attorney general, 1990-1999. Deacon Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1985-1989, member pastoral search committee, 1989-1990.

Candidate mayor Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007. Member Michigan Bar Association (workers' compensation and negligence section since 1987, criminal law section since 1983), Grand Rapids Bar Association, National Organization Social Security Claimants Republican (sustaining).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sports, cooking.


Richard John Rinck

Ann Louise (Weening) Rinck