Jeffrey L. Rhodes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Arlington, VA

McInroy, Rigby & Rhodes, LLP
 | 2111 Wilson Blvd, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 7032433737
Fax: 703-841-1161
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jeffrey L. Rhodes, of McInroy, Rigby & Rhodes, LLP, is an Arlington, Virginia, attorney focusing his practice on business and corporate litigation, as well as employment and labor law. He represents clients throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

    In his more than 20 years of legal practice, Mr. Rhodes has earned a reputation as an accomplished litigator and negotiator who has successfully advocated on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts. He also advises individuals and corporations on business-related matters and employment issues involving compensation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, noncompetes, severance and wage and hour violations.

    Martindale-Hubbell presented Mr. Rhodes with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available rating. Northern Virginia magazine has included him on its “top lawyers” list and Virginia Business magazine included him on its “legal elite” list several years in a row.

    Mr. Rhodes holds memberships in professional organizations, including the Fairfax Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar. He uses his acquired years of knowledge and experience to educate others by writing and speaking for legal publications and professional organizations.

    After graduating summa cum laude from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, Mr. Rhodes earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, graduating cum laude. He holds licenses to practice in all state, federal and appellate courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

    *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
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2014

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    About Jeffrey Rhodes

    Admitted: 1999, Virginia

    Honors/Awards:

    • "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine, 2018, 2015-2009
    • "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2013-2011
    • "Top Lawyers" by Northern Virginia magazine, 2015
    • Highest AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
    • Finalist, "Power Players" by SmartCEO magazine, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "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
    • "Changes by Obama Will Reshape Labor Law" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, November 17, 2008
    • "Expedited Review of Temporary Injunctions" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 22, No. 16, September 24, 2007
    • "Responding to Job Reference Requests" — Atlantic Coast In-House, January 2007
    • "Keeping Up With Non-compete Law in Virginia" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 16 (Sep. 25, 2006)
    • Virginia Wage and Hour Handbook — Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2005
    • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit– National Business Institute — December 11, 2015
    • 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— Lawline.com — April, 2014
    • Virginia Employment Law Basics — Dulles Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) — March 16, 2011
    • A Primer in Virginia Employment Law – Lawline.com — September 28, 2010
    • Business Law Best Practices — Arlington County Bar Association — March 12, 2009
    • 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
    • Electronically Stored Information: Computer Data Issues in Litigation — Arlington County Bar Association — September 18, 2008
    • "Accommodating Diversity: EEOC Publishes Guidance on Religious Garb and Grooming" — Virginia Lawyers Weekly (quoted extensively by author), May 5, 2014
    • "Background Checks, What's Allowed and What Isn't" — Inside Business (Hampton Roads Business Journal) (quoted extensively by author), February 7, 2011
    • "6th Circuit: Changes in Relationship to Subsidiary Did Not Interfere with Pension Rights" — SHRM Court Report, March 29, 2010

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Jury Verdict of $1.97 Million in case of Cornejo v. Gotwalt, Civil Action No. 2006-3802 (Fairfax County Circuit Court), 2007
    • Jury verdict of $1,429,275.00 in Bochkova v. Akira Technologies, Inc., et al., in Fairfax Circuit Court; judgment entered on October 29, 2018., 2018

    Educational Background:

    • The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Summa Cum Laude, 1996
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    2111 Wilson Blvd
    8th Floor
    Arlington, VA 22201

    Phone: 7032433737

    Fax: 703-841-1161

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