Rhonda L. Rhodes

Rhonda L. Rhodes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Englewood, CO

Williams & Rhodes LLP
 | 7887 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 1100
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone: 303-220-0303
Fax: 303-840-7370
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Ms. Rhodes represents federal employees in claims before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal courts.  Prior to the formation of Williams & Rhodes LLP in 1999, Ms. Rhodes served as an attorney for three federal agencies and clerked for the Honorable Sam R. Cummings, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  This extensive experience provided her insight as to the interworkings of various governmental entities.

Since the formation of the firm, she and Ms. Williams have obtained jury verdicts in favor of their client employees of the United States Postal Service, the Denver Mint, the Forest Service, the Department of Commerce, and the Social Security Administration.  Additionally, the firm has resolved numerous claims prior to trial and successfuly settled and prevailed at the administrative level representing employees of more than a dozen federal agencies.

Ms. Rhodes also served in the National Association of Security Dealears (now FINRA) pool of arbitrators for 15 years.  She also served as a Hearings Officer for the City and County of Denver, Civil Service Commission from 2007-2012.


About Rhonda Rhodes

Admitted: 1993, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://williamsandrhodes.com/ourattorneys/rhonda/


  • Member Texas School of Law Chapter, The Order of the Coif, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Licensed to Practice Law in Texas, 1988 (currently inactive);   Licensed to Practice Law in Colorado, 1993; Member Texas Bar Association 1988-present (currently inactive); Member Colorado Bar Association 2002-present;  Member Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-Present (Vice President, 2006; President, 2007; Co-President, 2008); PELA Board Member 2009-Present); Member National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Board of Directors, Missions Ministries, 2016
  • Co-chair:  Barrister's Benefit Ball, Silent Auction, 2000-2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chapter17 of The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law is entitled, "The Federal Sector EEO Process. " Ms. Rhodes co-authored the chapter which provides an overview of the relevant regulations and processes for such claims., Co-Author, Chapter 17, The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law, Second Ed. (Sean R. Gallagher, Kathryn E. Miller, and Jessica Brown eds., CLE in Colo. Inc.), 2008
  • Recent Developments in Retaliation Law and Resulting Implications for the Federal Sector, The Colorado Lawyer, January, 1999. Together with her law partner, Marisa Williams, Ms. Rhodes co-authored this article which focused on the emergence of federal employees' retaliation claims and developing precedent in the Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission., Co-Author, Recent Developments in Retaliation Law and Resulting Implications for the Federal Sector, Colorado Bar Journal


  • Ridgell Botz v. Colvin, 10th Cir. No. 12-1495 (April 30, 2014), 2014
  • Ridgell-Boltz v. Astrue, 10-cv-0252, District of Colorado, 2012
  • Jackson v. Potter, 06-cv-1881, District of Colorado, 2008
  • Layman v. Gutierrez,  05-cv-1890, District of Colorado, 2007
  • Vialpando v. Johanns, 05-cv-1904, District of Colorado, 2007
  • Garcia v. Snow, 2003-cv-1475, District of Colorado, 2005
  • Taylor v. Barnhart, 02-MK-1225, District of Colorado, 2003

Educational Background:

  • MEd, Eastern New Mexico University, 1980
  • BSEd, summa cum laude, Lubbock Christian University, 1977

Industry Groups

  • Federal Employees
Office Location for Rhonda L. Rhodes

7887 East Belleview Avenue
Suite 1100
Englewood, CO 80111


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Last Updated: 1/22/2018

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