Rene Heinrich is a 2000 graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a 1995 Honors graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, holding degrees in English, Speech and Theater. Born in Rosenheim, Germany and fluent in conversational German, Rene was primarily raised in Mt. Sterling and Richmond, Kentucky. Following college, Rene worked at the Cincinnati Ballet Company and New York Stage and Film. After entering law school, Rene assistant-directed the Drama Desk, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-award winning Broadway production of Side Man that turned out to be Rene's last professional job in the theater. She is licensed to practice law in all courts in the Commonwealth.

Rene has served as an appointed Administrative Law Judge for the Kentucky Parole Board.

In her home of Highland Heights, Rene has served multiple terms as a council member, as a member of Planning and Zoning Committee, and as a Member of the Board of Adjustments Committee. She served on the prior Comprehensive Plan Committee and on the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Committee. She was instrumental in the City’s hiring of an economic development professional and the development of TIFF districts in the City.

Rene has represented victims of sexual and other abuse including those occurring at nursing homes. She also represents James Yates and Will Smith, two men who were denied access to their marriage license by clerk Kim Davis. A long-time advocate for children, Rene has represented over a thousand through her court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem roles in Kenton and Campbell counties.

More importantly than all the rest, Rene is happily married to Jack Hering and together they have raised his three daughters from a prior marriage and are raising their 3 children.

Most people end up in an attorney’s office in emotionally challenging circumstances. From day one, my attorney and the entire Collaborative Team were amazing to work with—professional, extremely knowledgeable, and responsive. Early recommendations on steps we should take really came in handy as the Collaborative Process proceeded.

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