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William Hardwick Rhodes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

4.6   11 reviews

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    Car Accidents; Worker's Compensation; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability;

  3. Probate
    10%
    Wills and Trusts; Estate Administration; Will Contests; Powers of Attorney

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Business Agreements; Construction Agreements; Employment Agreements

  5. General practice
    5%
    General Litigation

I grew up in Spartanburg, and remained in Spartanburg until I graduated from Wofford College with a degree in psychology. At the suggestion of some friends, I decided to attend law school at the University of South Carolina. After finishing law school, I was given the opportunity to serve as a law clerk for Circuit Judge Kenneth G. Goode. Following the one-year clerkship, I moved back to Spartanburg and worked as an assistant solicitor under Trey Gowdy in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. I joined the private practice of Burts Turner & Rhodes in 2007. While I practice in multiple areas of law, the majority of my practice is in Family Law [divorce, custody, support], Probate [wills, trusts, and estates], Civil Litigation [contracts, construction law and real estate disputes] and Personal Injury.

Licensed for 17 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/22/2023

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

Contact William

Burts Turner & Rhodes
Po Box 3408
Spartanburg, SC, 29304-3408

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The calm in the storm
William has been my rock during my divorce. His calming demeanor and knowledge of family law is second to none!!! His fee schedule is very reasonable and I feel like his services thus far are well worth every penny!! I have used William's father Richard for estate proceedings, land transfers, Wills and closings and I am very confident in every part of this firm!!
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Posted by Ken | May 21, 2015
Unhappily ever after
I first met William roughly 6 years ago - when your 6 year old child speaks of moving to another country with his mother (my ex-wife) one must move quickly. Bill dropped everything for me and moved swiftly to prevent the move from taking place (notifying Colombian officials, the State Department, even bringing in the FBI when we were denied an emergency hearing). That issue has since been resolved, but this has been an ongoing battle for me, and Bill has been there every step of the way. There is no win-win in family court (especially in Greenville), but Bill has done the absolute best for me and my son - he has been a confidant, a counselor, a guide through these rough times (anyone who has been through a nasty divorce can relate) and most of all, a good friend. I'll never step foot in a courtroom without Bill by my side.
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Posted by Kerri | May 18, 2015
Mr. William Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes took my case where we were doing a rent to own home and problems came up. The actual owner had someone else over everything and the paperwork I had was with that person. That person passed and then the original owner decided that there wasn't any contact to sell the home as rent to own. The owner was making my life miserable. Mr. Rhodes advice on what I could do was excellent, honest and turned out to be the best. Every time I had question I got a quick response. We won the case and I now own my home. This was not an ordinary case and not many attorney's would have took the case. I am very pleased with Mr. Rhodes.
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Posted by Elvin | May 17, 2015
Hyatt Legal Fee Dispute
Found Bill excellent in support of his father, Richard Rhodes, regarding representing myself and two relatives in a lawyer fee dispute over fees. His support of our legal dispute was timely and beneficial to our case. Research conducted associated with our case was thorough. Presentations he made at court in our behalf were excellent alone and in combination with the work done by Richard Rhodes. I think Bill will be even a better lawyer with more experience.
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Posted by Lynn | May 16, 2015
Excellent attorney
I found Mr. Rhodes to be knowledgeable and honest. He was patient and answered all my questions. Most of all, he treated me as an equal and made sure I understood the legal system as it pertained to my case. I am very satisfied with the work he did for me. I would definitely contact him if I need his expertise in the future.
Posted by k | May 16, 2015
Outstanding Counselor
In addition to his extraordinary knowledge of law, Bill has the innate ability to interact effectively in a variety of interpersonal relationships and is a master of negotiation. In our first interaction, regarding a wayward son, I observed extreme and sincere compassion and benefited from his technical expertise and diligence in bringing the matter to a favorable conclusion. Bill has a Masters in Psychology that came into play a few years later when I found myself in a broken marriage. At this time he again presented a sincere interest in my well being and brought closure to that awful time in my life, preserving all my assets. Not only do I consider Bill my Counselor, but a mentor and confidante that will always be there for me
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Posted by Sandi | May 15, 2015
Insurance company denied claim on a theft at our business
Mr. Rhodes was very knowledgeable of our rights as a policy holder with an insurance company. They denied a claim for a robbery at our place of business. With a letter and some phone calls, the insurance company agreed to pay our claim. He was a fantastic contact in a distressing situation for our business and able to get results in a timely manner for us. I cannot express enough, our pleasure with this experience with Mr. Rhodes as our representative. Trustworthy is the first thing that comes to mind in our dealing with him. Highly recommend him as one of Spartanburg's best resources.
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Posted by Julie Smith | May 11, 2015
Awesome law firm!
This attorney, and this law firm, have handled several matters for myself and others that I recommended to them. All of us have been exceptionally pleased with the results, and the manner in which our matters were handled. I highly recommend this attorney, and this law firm. They are more than capable of handling all different types of legal matters.
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Posted by Kim | May 8, 2015
Wonderfully Helpful!
Mr. Rhodes and his associates were very helpful in my divorce proceedings. Having to do everything long distance made things more difficult but they made it much easier and more comfortable for me. If I ever have legal business in Spartanburg again, I would definitely call Mr. Rhodes.
Posted by Robert | May 8, 2015
Excellent Attorney
William provided objective, sound Legal counsel to help me navigate through an emotionally trying time. I highly recommend William and his firm.
Posted by Al | October 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not good attorney
I have gotten better and more useful advice from a paralegal who was more knowledgeable than him based on consult. Certainly, I got better advice from other attorneys.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burts Turner & Rhodes
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable Kenneth G. Goode
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Wofford College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Grant v. Grant Textiles, 372 S.C. 196, 641 S.E.2d 869 (2007)
  • Decision for the Claimant

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Executive Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • CALI - Construction Law
  • USC School of Law
  • 2005
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • USC School of Law
  • 2004
  • CALI - Criminal Procedure
  • USC School of Law
  • 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Wofford College
  • 2002
  • James E. Seegars Psychology Award
  • Wofford College
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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General practice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse William. I have known William for over 10 years and have always felt confident when I refer a case to him. He has a tremendous understanding of the law. He is a zealous advocate for each of his clients. I highly recommend William in the areas of probate, business, family and criminal law. He has incredible research and writing skills, and have looked to him for advice on many occasions. He is a tremendous asset for his firm, especially for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William Rhodes. William and I were in the same class in law school and worked and studied together throughout. William demonstrated the highest level of dedication and integrity. William is highly intellectual, knowledgeable, and is sure to be prepared and diligent in obtaining the best result for his client."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."