Jeffrey L. Rhodes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Arlington, VA

Doumar Martin PLLC
 | 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 430
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 7032433737
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey L. Rhodes approaches every employment, labor and business law case in the same fashion: He listens to the client, responds to concerns and customizes a strategy. As an attorney at Doumar Martin PLLC, he represents defendants and plaintiffs in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia, as well as those in Washington, D.C.

By focusing on the specific needs of those he works with, Mr. Rhodes has amassed an impressive number of case wins. Among them, he has successfully defended companies against multimillion-dollar lawsuits. He has also secured a seven-figure verdict on behalf of a plaintiff.

These successes have prompted a number of honors. Mr. Rhodes holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; and Virginia Business magazine has listed him as a Legal Elite.

Whether in the state or federal court, or working through negotiations, Mr. Rhodes concentrates on protecting his clients’ wishes. He is able to put together compelling arguments through his knowledge of the law and his ability to effectively use key witnesses and evidence. In other issues, Mr. Rhodes is able to counsel companies on topics such as structuring employment practices and drafting business goals.

Mr. Rhodes continues his professional development through involvement with groups such as the Fairfax Bar Association. Sharing his years of experience with others, he has written articles for numerous publications and delivered lectures on his practice area.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University, Mr. Rhodes earned a Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1999.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2014

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About Jeffrey Rhodes

Admitted: 1999, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • Highest AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2013-2011
  • Finalist, "Power Players" by SmartCEO magazine, 2013
  • "Top Lawyers" by Northern Virginia magazine, 2015
  • "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine, 2015-2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice Chair, Fairfax Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2015
  • Washington, D.C.
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Maryland State Bar (The Maryland Court of Appeals and all lower state courts)
  • District of Columbia Bar (The District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court)
  • Virginia State Bar (The Supreme Court of Virginia and all lower state courts)
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association, 2000-present
  • Chairman, Arlington County Bar Association, CLE Committee, 2006-2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Virginia Wage and Hour Handbook — Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • "Keeping Up With Non-compete Law in Virginia" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 16 (Sep. 25, 2006)
  • "Responding to Job Reference Requests" — Atlantic Coast In-House, January 2007
  • "Expedited Review of Temporary Injunctions" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 22, No. 16, September 24, 2007
  • "Changes by Obama Will Reshape Labor Law" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, November 17, 2008
  • "The Civil Peace Order: An Effective Tool to Stop Harassment of Your Client" — The Advocate, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section, Vol. 24, No. 2, Winter 2008
  • "6th Circuit: Changes in Relationship to Subsidiary Did Not Interfere with Pension Rights" — SHRM Court Report, March 29, 2010
  • "Background Checks, What's Allowed and What Isn't" — Inside Business (Hampton Roads Business Journal) (quoted extensively by author), February 7, 2011
  • "Accommodating Diversity: EEOC Publishes Guidance on Religious Garb and Grooming" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly (quoted extensively by author), May 5, 2014
  • Electronically Stored Information: Computer Data Issues in Litigation — Arlington County Bar Association — September 18, 2008
  • Northern Virginia Circuit Court Comparative Jurisdiction CLE — Joint program between the Fairfax Bar Association, the Arlington County Bar Association, the Alexandria Bar Association, and the Prince William County Bar Association — May 8, 2009
  • Business Law Best Practices — Arlington County Bar Association — March 12, 2009
  • A Primer in Virginia Employment Law – — September 28, 2010
  • Virginia Employment Law Basics — Dulles Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) — March 16, 2011
  • Comprehensive Employment Law: Hiring Strategies and Decisions — Sterling Education Services — August 21, 2014
  • Comprehensive Employment Law: ADA and FMLA Updates and Considerations — Sterling Education Services — August 21, 2014
  • Comparative Employment Law: Virginia, D.C., and Maryland— — April, 2014
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit– National Business Institute — December 11, 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Jury Verdict of $1.97 Million in case of Cornejo v. Gotwalt, Civil Action No. 2006-3802 (Fairfax County Circuit Court), 2007

Educational Background:

  • The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Office Location for Jeffrey L. Rhodes

1530 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 430
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 7032433737


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Last Updated: 2/1/2017

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