William F. Rhodes earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1993, having graduated magna cum laude and having been elected to the honor fraternity Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999 and graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Rhodes served as the Research and Writing Editor of the University of Miami Business Law Review. He was also elected to the Order of the Coif and to the Phi Delta Phi honor fraternity.
Mr. Rhodes devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial matters and has litigated cases at both the appellate and trial court levels in state and federal court. He also has extensive commercial arbitration experience and has arbitrated cases pending before the American Arbitration Association in such locales as New York, Baltimore, and Miami.
In particular, he has represented a wide variety of clients including, but not limited to, health care companies, condominium associations and other business entities in contract disputes and in disputes involving use of and title to real property. Specifically, he has represented clients in health care litigation and other matters, and has represented telecommunication companies in contract disputes, consumer class actions, antitrust litigation, and employment matters. He has also represented real estate clients in construction defect class actions and has represented insurers in coverage and subrogation matters.
Mr. Rhodes was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1999. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (since 2001) and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (since 2003). He has also been admitted to practice, pro hac vice, in specific cases pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.