Judge Rhodes has over thirty years of experience as a trial judge of one of the busiest courts in the State of Maryland. He has conducted hundreds of bench trials in civil, criminal, domestic violence and landlord and tenant disputes. He is regarded as a fair minded jurist who listens carefully to the facts and is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of procedural, evidentiary and substantive law.
Prior to his elevation to the bench, Judge Rhodes represented the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as an Associate General Counsel. He represented the Commission in a number of complex land use matters and argued cases before in the Circuit Courts, Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals of Maryland on behalf of the agency. As Assistant Attorney General of the State of Maryland, he served as principle legal advisor to the Department of State Planning offering legal advice and guidance to local government attorneys throughout the state on land use and zoning matters. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Prince George’s Community College and the University Of Maryland University College for over 25 years. He has taught classes in legal research and writing, contracts, torts, criminal law, property law and legal ethics.
Judge Rhodes also maintains a robust schedule of involvement in various civic and community organizations.