Rhonda Rhodes


Rhonda Rhodes has since 1999 happily focused her practice on representation of federal employees, often the underdog in claims against the government. Most immediately before cofounding Williams & Rhodes, Ms. Rhodes worked for Western Area Power Administration and the Resolution Trust Corporation in Denver. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Sam R. Cummings, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas and then, as an Honors Recruit, worked for the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Dallas. Since 2012, her peers have recognized her as a Colorado Super Lawyer.

Ms. Rhodes has also completed more than 180 investigations of federal employees’ formal EEO complaints for several agencies in accordance with Williams & Rhodes GSAAdvantage! contract. Likewise, Ms. Rhodes has conducted management directed inquiries and fact findings for federal entities in matters other than EEO claims.

As a transplanted Texan, Rhonda serves on the Board of Trustees of Lubbock Christian University and the Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board of Directors.  She still cheers on her beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders including at the Final Four in April 2019. Her passion is leading a team to Juarez, Mexico each year where “Rhodes to Relief” builds homes for the under served just across the border from El Paso. She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Denver-based Missions Ministries.

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, JD, cum laude, 1988
    • Texas Tech Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico, MEd, 1980
  • Lubbock Christian College, Lubbock, Texas, BSEd, summa cum laude, 1977
  • Texas, 1988 (currently inactive)
  • Colorado, 1993
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • District of Colorado
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association:
    • Member 1999 to present
    • Vice President, 2006
    • Co-President, 2007
    • Board Member, 2007 to 2015
  • National Employment Law Association, Member, 1999 to present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member, 2000 to present
  • Chapter 17, The Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Process, 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, Supp. 2011-2015 (co-author).
  • Recent Developments in Retaliation Law and Resulting Implications for the Federal Sector, THE COLORADO LAWYER, January 1999, Vol. 28, No. 1 (co-author).
  • Discrimination: The Complaint Process [for Federal Employees],” Successfully Representing Public Sector Employees, sponsored by Colorado PELA, February 3, 2000.
  • Overview of Representation of Federal Employees before Administrative Bodies,” Public Sector Employment Law in Colorado, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, December 10, 2004.
  • Getting Your Case to Trial,” Colorado PELA Annual Retreat, August 25, 2006 (co-presenter).
  • EEO Counselor’s Training, Western Area Power Administration, August 15, 2007 (co-presenter).
  • You, Too Can Represent a Federal Employee,”  Labor Employment & Management, First Judicial Bar Association CLE, April 2, 2011.
  • FRE 502 Attorney-Client Privileged & Work Product: Limitations on Waiver is too-often overlooked.,” Colorado PELA Annual Retreat, August 24, 2012 (co-presenter).
  • Commencement Address, Lubbock Christian University, May 3, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emizRRdqY7g

For more information about co-founder Marisa Williams.

Marisa Williams