Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Law Firm, announced that Howard Rhodes has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Rhodes joins the practice with a focus on civil litigation and housing and economic development law.
Mr. Rhodes is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation, corporate transactions, and housing and economic development law.
Prior to joining The Banks Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Rhodes was a law clerk for the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Before assuming his clerkship on the federal court, Mr. Rhodes was a law clerk for Justice Robert N. Hunter, Jr. on the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Mr. Rhodes received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. During law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Alaska Law Review, prosecuted criminal cases under the Third Year Practice Rule for the Durham County District Attorney’s Office, and worked on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels for the North Carolina Department of Justice.
Before law school, Mr. Rhodes was an assistant professor at the University of Iowa and an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he taught courses on First Amendment religion clause jurisprudence and the law of armed conflict. Mr. Rhodes holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.