GREENVILLE – Greenville native and attorney Michael A. Rieman is seeking the office of Greenville city law director.
Earlier this month, Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Jesse Green announced his bid for the position being vacated by Eric Brand.
Candidates have until Feb. 6 to file to run for election.
A director/partner since November with the Dungan & LeFevre law practice in Troy, Rieman said he understands the role of city law director and would be honored to serve his hometown.
“The big thing for me is that my wife and I plan to raise our family in this town. We want Greenville to continue to move into a positive direction,” he said.
Rieman and his wife Amanda, a second grade teacher at Greenville Elementary, are parents of two – Cooper, 41/2 and Lila, 2 1/2 with a third child expected in February.
Rieman believes the position of city law director would offer him the opportunity to provide continuing education for the city’s police force concerning cases prosecuted on behalf of the city.
Maintaining a positive working relationship with the police department would be a top priority, Rieman explained.
Rieman also said he’s not looking at the position of city law director as a full time job, but would be available.
“I would always be available to the city. I would attend meetings in person and would be where I’m needed,” he said.
Rieman said he would maintain an office in the city building, but he did not see the need “to sit and wait for issues” to arise.
Rieman has been involved in Darke County politics as a past chairman of the local Republican Party, but took a short break when he and his wife started their family.
A Greenville High School graduate, Rieman earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from The Ohio State University in 2008, and his juris doctor in 2011 from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was vice president of the Business Law Forum from 2009-2010.
He began his career as an associate attorney with Marchal & Marchal Ltd. in Greenville from 2011-2015, then worked in the Darke County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney’s office from February to November 2015, during which time he also ran his own law firm, Rieman Law, Ltd. He then joined the Dayton law firm of Bieser, Greer & Landis, LLP in Dayton, where as an associate attorney his work focused on litigating cases regarding the healthcare industry and other business professionals from 2015-2018.
In November, Rieman joined Dungan & LeFevre, with offices in Troy and Piqua, and represents clients in civil and criminal lawsuits in both state and federal court.
Rieman remains active with several local organizations, including serving as president of the board of Family Health of Darke County, recorder for Knights of Columbus Council 1796, trustee for Elks Lodge 1139, and is a current member of the Darke County Republican’s Men’s Club, Darke County Fish and Game Club and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 329. Rieman is a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church.
He also is past president of the State of the Heart Care board and is a past board member for the Greenville City Schools Foundation.