Steve Cuckler, Partner-In-Charge of Taft’s Delaware Office
As partner-in-charge of Taft’s Delaware office, Steve Cuckler draws upon two decades of combined legal, government and military experience for providing his comprehensive array of services to corporate, public and non-public clients in both state and local levels. Prior to becoming partner-in-charge at Taft he served as deputy chief legal counsel to Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder; was city councilman; vice mayor; chaired Delaware County Republican Party as chairman; as well as being an active Lieutenant Colonel with US Army Reserve.
Early Life and Education
Steve Cuckler hails from Ohio’s midwest region and attended local schools before going on to become an attorney and businessman before being elected as an elected official in his home state of Ohio. Additionally, Steve served in the military Reserves.
He was an advocate for the environment, working to defend minority and women rights as well as supporting youth programs at his church and promoting tax cuts for small businesses in his local economy.
Marjan and Ali Razi have established a scholarship in honor of Pari Joon Razi, Marjan’s grandmother who led an extraordinary life of service while facing considerable adversity as a refugee. This scholarship will provide postsecondary financial support for any Delaware County graduating senior who pursues careers that put others before themselves.
As a partner-in-charge of Taft’s Delaware office, Steve Cuckler boasts more than two decades of legal, government, military and political experience. With an active TS-SCI clearance and key contacts across Ohio’s executive branch, legislature and local levels including former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder as his legislative aide/deputy chief legal counsel as well as being an officer in the Army Reserve he served in Iraq – among his hobbies include guitar playing and watching movies such as Requiem For A Dream/Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Achievement and Honors
Steve Cuckler, 75 years old of Barberton Ohio died unexpectedly Friday January 15, 2020 at home. Born in Glouster to Sidney and Jenny Cuckler and living most of his life there since, he worked at McNeil Corp and Reuther Mold and Machine as a machinist by trade, but more importantly enjoyed spending time with family. Surviving are his wife Kelly; two sons (one is his son-in-law); three grandsons; one granddaughter as well as numerous aunts uncles cousins nieces nephews & friends. There will be an intimate family celebration of Steve’s life this spring to remember him; also served his country proudly as an Army veteran who achieved major status a few years prior.
Dana G. Rinehart, the energetic mayor who oversaw Columbus’ explosive growth from 1984-1991, passed away peacefully at home from pancreatic cancer last Friday at age 68. His body will be cremated.
He held an active TS-SCI clearance, serving as the deputy chief legal counsel to Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder from 2000 to 2004. Additionally, he worked in both U.S. Senate and state executive offices and has an expansive network of relationships in both Ohio state government as well as on a national scale.
He is survived by his wife Kelly Sarver Cuckler of Clearwater; three daughters Todd and Stacey Cuckler; Sydney and Macey Burlage; 13 grandchildren: Courtney Vandenberg, Kelsey Castek, Jesse Iben, Race and Mazzy Cuckler as well as Sheldon Showalter Jackson Showalter as well as Quinn Maurice; two brothers David Cuckler and Lance Cuckler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted privately.
Cuckler serves as Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Delaware Office and brings with him an abundance of legal, government, military and political experience to his clients. Formerly employed as deputy Chief Legal Counsel for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder; has served on both city council and as Vice Mayor in Delaware; member of National Rifle Association and Army Reserve veteran; currently lives with wife in Delaware County where they have two children and several grandchildren; affiliated with Republican Party; registered voter at 1644 Shale Run Dr in Delaware Ohio 43015