Saint Joseph’s High School, Alameda, CA, 1953

             United States Navy School of Music, Washington, D.C., 1955

             B.S. University of California, Berkeley, 1960

             LL.D. University of California, Boalt Hall, 1963

             Steven Rosenberg Mediation Training, 2008


Professional History

1954-1958        US Navy, Sixth Fleet Band, MU1

                                                   (Piano, Accordion, Percussion)

             1963-1968       Attorney, California Dept. of Transportation

1968-1972        Private Law Practice, Cox, Cummins and                                                                 Rinehart

1972-                 Private Law Practice, Gary R. Rinehart


Courts in Which Admitted

             United States Supreme Court, United States District Court,                                Northern Dist., Cal.,             

             United States Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit

             California State Courts


Professional Organizations

             State Bar of California

             State Bar of California Committee on Condemnation,


             Alameda County Bar Association

             Contra Costa County Bar Association

             International Right of Way Association



             Merritt College, Oakland, CA, Real Estate Law

             University of California School of Law, Boalt Hall, Moot                                    Court Program

             California Continuing Education of the Bar

             Southwestern Legal Foundation

             International Right of Way Association

             American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

             Elderhostel, Desert Hot Springs: The Gershwins, A Musical                              Survey. April 2-7, 2000



                 Compensation for Loss of Goodwill: Institute on Planning,                                Zoning and Eminent Domain, 1989, Matthew Bender

             Contributor, Condemnation Practice in California, CEB

             “The Piano Thumb”, Piano & Keyboard Magazine,

                          November, 1997

             “Nude Sleeping in a Hammock”, ISBN-13: 978-0615645940,

                          March, 2013


Representative Cases Handled

             People v. George H. Muller, 36 Cal. 3d 263

             Superior Strut v. Port of Oakland, 72 CA3d 987 

             Peter Kiewit Co. v. Richmond Redevelopment Agency, 178                               CA3d 435

             City of Walnut Creek v. Leadership Housing Systems,

                          73 CA3d 611

             Village Dev. Co. v. Filice, 526 P.2d 83 (Nev.)

             Bailey v. State, 552 P.2d 365 (Hawai'i)


Representative Clients Served

             City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, East Bay Regional Parks

             District, Bay Area Rapid Transit District, County of Contra

             Costa, City of Walnut Creek, City of Concord, City of

             Antioch, Reynolds and Brown, C and H Development                           Company


Martindale Hubbell Rating:  AV

California State Bar Number:  34787




             Gary R. Rinehart, Attorney at Law


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Curriculum Vitae

“Thank you for your wonderful effort in making our Elderhostel experience in Desert Hot Springs such a joyous event. We learned so much about Gershwin and especially enjoyed your playing.”


Gary Rinehart, Attorney & Pianist

Curriculum Vitae

About Gary

The Music


The Ampico Reproducing Piano


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