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J Scott Rhodes

J Scott Rhodes

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation, Natural Gas Utilities, International Law

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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.

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Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 70%
  2. Commercial: 15%
  3. International Law: 5%
  4. Natural Gas Utilities: 5%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%

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Contact Info

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

One East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-2554

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199506/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Categories: Ethics, Administrative, Legal Malpractice LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Phoenix Ethics & Professional Responsibility Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Administrative, Professional Liability, Utilities & Defense LawSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Phoenix Administrative Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyJennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC1995 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Supreme CourtMember, Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember, Antitrust Law, Center for Professional ResponsibilityN/A
State Bar of ArizonaChair, Rules of Professional Conduct CommitteeN/A
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-12-0040-RIn the Matter of RICHARD B. JOHNSON (2013)2013
Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-08-0119-DIn the Matter of JANET WHITE-STEINER (2009)2009
Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-05-0135-DIn the Matter of NANCY E. DEAN (2005)2005
Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-03-0007-DIn the Matter of WALTER E. MOAK (2003)2003
Arizona Supreme Court, No. SB-00-0096-DIn the Matter of WILLIAM J. WALKER (2000)2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Yale UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Gurstel Chargo, PA2013 Ethics CLE2013
Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of ArizonaCandor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums2013
Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of ArizonaFee Simple2013
Continuing Legal Education, Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of ArizonaCandor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums2013
CIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies AssociationSixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar2013
Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek, PLCThe Ethics of Ancillary Businesses2012
State Bar of ArizonaEthics and Public Lawyer2012
Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of ArizonaEthical Morning at the Movies2012
City of Phoenix Law DepartmentEthical "Tune-Up" Seminar2012
ACIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies AssociationFifteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar2012