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J Scott Rhodes

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

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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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Licensed for 27 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
One East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-2554

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Posted by Julia | December 14, 2020
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Did a great job!
Scott Rhodes represented me on matters related to my admission to the Arizona Bar. From the first consultation, I noted that Scott was very knowledgable and experienced in how to manage the legal issues relevant to my bar admission process. Thanks to Scott, I was well prepared for my interview with the Committee and have since been admitted. Scott and his office was very responsive and professional, even at short notice. I would definitely recommend Scott to any friend or colleague needing competent representation when it counts most.
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Posted by Scott | December 29, 2022
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Left me high and dry
This attorney withdrew from my case over my objection after charging me 12,000 with left me without the means to hire another lawyer. He realized my case was more difficult than expected, and instead of fighting back, simply washed his hands of the matter. Was extremely disappointed and my case unfolded as bad as expected without representation
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • 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
  • Member, Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • 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
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education, Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona
  • Candor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona
  • Fee Simple
  • 2013
  • CIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies Association
  • Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar
  • 2013
  • Gurstel Chargo, PA
  • 2013 Ethics CLE
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona
  • Candor, Courtesy & Confidences: Common Courtroom Conundrums
  • 2013
  • City of Phoenix Law Department
  • Ethical "Tune-Up" Seminar
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Arizona
  • Ethical Morning at the Movies
  • 2012
  • ACIP & Arizona Counties Civil Deputies Association
  • Fifteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Ethics and Public Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek, PLC
  • The Ethics of Ancillary Businesses
  • 2012
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Phoenix Ethics and professional responsibility Lawyer J Scott Rhodes
J Scott Rhodes
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 27 years