Mr. Rhodes is Jennings, Strouss & Salmon's Managing Attorney and also serves as a member of the firm's three-person Management Committee. Mr. Rhodes previously served as General Counsel to the firm.
Mr. Rhodes has an extensive background in legal ethics. He regularly advises attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admission and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues.
In 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed Mr. Rhodes to serve on its Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee. This Committee makes recommendations regarding attorney examination, admissions, reinstatement, disability and the lawyer discipline process.
In 2009, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed Mr. Rhodes to serve as a Member of its Attorney Discipline Task Force, which reviewed the rules of the attorney regulation system and recommended substantial changes to the Arizona Supreme Court that were implemented in 2011.
Mr. Rhodes was named Phoenix Administrative Lawyer of the Year 2011 and Phoenix Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America®. The State Bar of Arizona selected Mr. Rhodes for the 2010 Member of the Year Award. Mr. Rhodes is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in the categories of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and Legal Malpractice Law from 2009 through 2014. He was also named a Southwest Super Lawyer® in 2007 in the categories of Administrative Law, Law and Politics and in 2011 - 2013 in the categories of Professional Liability, Defense, Government/Cities/Municipalities, and Utilities Law.
Under Mr. Rhodes' leadership, Jennings Strouss & Salmon ranked #1 in the US in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law by The Best Lawyers in America® 2010, and #1 in Arizona in 2011.
Mr. Rhodes also practices in the areas of energy and utilities law, local government law, and professional corporate governance and structure.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rhodes served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert Corcoran and the Honorable Charles E. Jones, Arizona Supreme Court, in 1995-1996. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Rhodes operated his own business in Paris for nine years.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1995
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Categories: Ethics, Administrative, Legal Malpractice Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Phoenix Ethics & Professional Responsibility Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Administrative, Professional Liability, Utilities & Defense Law||Southwest Super Lawyers||2013|
|Phoenix Administrative Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Managing Attorney||Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC||1995 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Arizona Supreme Court||Member, Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee||2009 - 2010|
|American Bar Association||Member, Antitrust Law, Center for Professional Responsibility||N/A|
|State Bar of Arizona||Chair, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee||N/A|
|Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-12-0040-R||In the Matter of RICHARD B. JOHNSON (2013)||2013|
|Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-08-0119-D||In the Matter of JANET WHITE-STEINER (2009)||2009|
|Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-05-0135-D||In the Matter of NANCY E. DEAN (2005)||2005|
|Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-03-0007-D||In the Matter of WALTER E. MOAK (2003)||2003|
|Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-00-0096-D||In the Matter of WILLIAM J. WALKER (2000)||2000|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Yale University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Gurstel Chargo, PA||2013 Ethics CLE||2013|
|Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona||Candor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums||2013|
|Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona||Fee Simple||2013|
|Continuing Legal Education, Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona||Candor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums||2013|
|CIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies Association||Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar||2013|
|Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek, PLC||The Ethics of Ancillary Businesses||2012|
|State Bar of Arizona||Ethics and Public Lawyer||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona||Ethical Morning at the Movies||2012|
|City of Phoenix Law Department||Ethical "Tune-Up" Seminar||2012|
|ACIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies Association||Fifteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar||2012|