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Richard H. Rhodes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1974
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After law school, I clerked for the South Carolina Supreme Court.  I was particularly interested in the substantive law of divorce proceedings. I maintain that interest, and I am actively involved in trials, mediations, and appeals.  I have also devoted a substantial part of my practice to probate and estate work, to include drafting wills and trusts, handling probate estates, and representing parties in estate litigation. 

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Burts Turner & Rhodes
260 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC, 29306

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Posted by Elizabeth | April 26, 2016
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Excellent attorney
I have used Mr. Rhodes for every legal issue I have had since moving to Spartanburg in 1979 except my divorce. Mr. Rhodes knew both of us so we chose other lawyers for the divorce. Mr. Rhodes is a true southern gentleman in every way. He is a man of his word and always follows through on each and every issue. He takes time with you and never makes you feel rushed or hurried. He is always thoughtful and diligent about smoothing out "unpleasant" issues that may arise in any legal matter involving other parties. Every time I have hired Mr. Rhodes he immediately begins working on the issue at hand. He stays on top of the situation and has never ever let anything slide or fall through the cracks. He will never waste your time or your money by not being completely on top of your issue. Mr. Rhodes handled all of my real estate transactions when that was part of his practice. He has also handled the following issues for me: *my will *my living will *advice on rental property and tenants *led my brothers and I through the process of declaring our oldest brother non compos mentis after being diagnosed with early onset frontal lobe dementia. He led us through the process of all steps required to attain the guardian and conservator ships. He also traveled to the low country to go though the entire legal process with the probate judge. * he has handled too many issues to mention with the issues surrounding the guardianship and conservatorship and the running of my non compos brother's business Mr. Rhodes logic, honesty, intelligence, empathy and caring has gotten me through countless legal issues. He is extremely dependable and I believe that anyone who meets this man is better for having met him.
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Posted by Jeff | April 11, 2016
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Fantastic attorney
Richard has represented me in several business acquisitions and advised me on several contract agreements. He has been our attorney for several generations of family members, and has always served extremely well. His experience, responsiveness, and knowlege of the law is unsurpassed. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Ron | April 10, 2016
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Personable Attorney
Been a client of Richard's since 1979. Wills, real estate, contracts, and civil suits. Always thorough, responsive, converts legal terms to easy understanding laymen language, seeks common ground resolution, very knowledgeable of the law, fair fees, and personable. Highly recommend Richard for your legal needs.
Posted by Steven | April 9, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr Rhodes has handled numerous real estate and personal transactions for me over the years. He has made recommendations that have saved our family much in taxes. I've always appreciated his candor and attention to detail when explaining legal gaegon.
Posted by Jan | April 8, 2016
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Superior service with integrity
Richard has handled many legal issues for me over the past 29 years. He is one of the most trustworthy, sincerely honest people I know. His legal work is excellent and a true reflection of his attention to detail and accuracy. Over the years, he assisted me in a closing for an SBA loan for my business, a loan closing for my home and a land transfer in Charleston, to name a few. He has also prepared business documents for me, including personnel policies, that have been most beneficial.
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Posted by Winston | April 7, 2016
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Richard Rhodes excellent attorney
Mr. Rhodes is the attorney for my company and the personal attorney for myself and three of my closest friends. His guidance in business contracts and contract disputes has been incredibly valuable. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional, respected, honest attorney, who puts your interests above all others, Mr. Rhodes needs to be your attorney. He has my highest recommendation
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Posted by Don | April 7, 2016
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Exceptional lawyer!
Mr. Rhodes has performed legal work in several areas for me: setting up property divisions, wills, getting legal paperwork on time to courts and other lawyers and defending my rights in court as needed, while giving great legal advice, all at a fair price and great professionalism. He is very highly recommended for all legal matters. This man DOES his homework!
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Posted by Mildred | April 7, 2016
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Review for Richard Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes couldn't have been better for us. He took time to explain everything we asked about, and we always felt like we were a priority. He went out of his way to be sure all bases were covered, and we were 100% satisfied.
Posted by rekocisko | April 7, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Richard has represented me on multiple occasions. Richard is extremely knowledgeable of the law, which is key, but he also has a tremendous amount of rapport in the community. He listened to my concerns and provided me with the competent legal advice and representation needed.
Posted by Paulo | April 4, 2016
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Rhodes has an awesome combination of wisdom, experience and availability to his clients. He has helped me tremendously in my case in the court of Appeals. I highly recommend his legal services.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Senior Partner
  • Burts Turner & Rhodes
  • 1975 - Present
  • Law Clerk to the late Chief Justice Bruce Littlejohn
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • 1974 - 1975


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Queen, 347 S.C. 4, 552 S.E. 2d 761 (2001)
  • For father
  • Grant v. Grant Textiles, 372 S.C. 196, 641 S.E.2d 869 (2007)
  • For Employee
  • Michael Scott B. v. Melissa M., 378 S.C. 452, 663 S.E.2d 58 (2008)
  • For Mother
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  • Cancer Association
  • Board Member; President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Board Member; Past President
  • 1987 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • United Way
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2015
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Family Court Mediation Certification
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2012
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Family Court
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Program
  • Probate Issues in South Carolina
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Program
  • Wills, Trusts, and Probate in South Carolina
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Richard for over 20 years. He is a professional but more importantly, he is a gentleman. Richard is always prepared and a zealous advocate for his clients. I have learned much from Richard over the years from simply observing him in and out of the courtroom. I have great respect for him and I suggest most lawyers in our community would feel the same. He has tremendous skills in several practice areas such as probate and appellate practice and I always feel confident when I call him for advice and refer cases to him and his firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an exceedingly qualified, well respected attorney in this area. He does work of the highest caliber and is truly concerned with his client's well-being. He is a worthy adversary while maintaining the highest ethical caliber."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Rhodes has practiced law in the Spartanburg Community for more than 40 years. He maintains a reputation for excellence in the Bar. Most of his practice is in probate law [wills, trusts, and estates] and family law [divorce, custody, and support], although he is active in other areas of law, and he is a certified Family Court mediator."

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Spartanburg Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard H. Rhodes
Richard H. Rhodes
Divorce and separation Attorney
Spartanburg, SC
Licensed for 49 years