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About me

I have over 26 years of experience aggressively representing thousands of clients.  I have tried hundred of cases including complex death penalty cases, first degree murders, capital sexual batteries, robbery, burglary, drug trafficking, kidnapping and many other felonies and misdemeanors, including DUI.  I am also experienced in appeals and other post conviction work.


I have extensive experience in family law cases including sophisticated divorce trials and appeals.


I have lectured at Brevard Community College, The Florida Institute of Technology, the Law Enforcement Academy and divorce recovery. He is available to speak regarding constitutional, criminal and family law. I am a member of the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club, The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Military Affairs Council.


I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida in 1983 from the Florida State College of Law in 1985.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986.  I have been a Brevard County resident since 1975.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    29 years
  3. Business: 20%



Hourly ($250/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Matthew Kowtko

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Rhoden a few years ago and was highly impressed with his professionalism.


    William Kowtko Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Karen Thompson Brandon

    I endorse this lawyer. He behaves amicably and professionally in the cases I'd had with him and has had much experience in other areas of the law as well.


    Karen Brandon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

319 Riveredge Blvd
Cocoa, FL, 329227986


FLMember in Good Standing198606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / Managing PartnerMario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley1998 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Publice Defender; 18th Judicial Circuit, Seminole & Brevard Counties1986 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate, Criminal Law2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
No Law School providedN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Edgewood School of Choice Senior Project PresentationsJudge of Student Project Presentations2015
Stand Your Ground SymposiumCriminal Law2014
Introduction to LawFamily Law2014