I’m a lawyer who plays inside the red zone – if a case needs to be tried, I have the courtroom skills and experience to reach the best outcome possible, regardless of the subject matter or dollar amounts at stake. One of my biggest assets is the ability to blend the most complex facts and legal arguments into a simple yet complete story and then tell that story to a jury in a non-lawyer, personable way they can identify with and easily understand.
Ken Rhodes is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience resolving high-exposure personal injury and commercial litigation through numerous favorable jury verdicts, arbitration awards, summary judgments and settlements. His practice is primarily focused on defending clients in cases involving product liability, premises liability, contractor liability, wrongful death, car and truck accidents, asbestos and other toxic torts, insurance disputes and various other negligence matters involving significant injuries and/or property damage. Ken works with clients of all sizes across a wide variety of industries, including global, national and regional business institutions, insurers and individuals.
Few lawyers can match Ken’s experience in resolving challenging disputes in several jurisdictions from coast to coast, whether it involves serving as hands-on lead counsel managing every detail from case inception through trial or supervising a local litigation team through each aspect of case development. He currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a product manufacturer, Regional National Trial Counsel for a premise owner/product manufacturer and National Trial Team Counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance provider. These leadership roles have given Ken the unique opportunity to represent clients in 16 states to date, including Texas, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Although Ken’s practice is largely focused on high-stakes personal injury cases, he also has deep experience in handling complex business litigation involving a variety of issues, including contract disputes, business interruption losses, business torts, wrongful discharge, trade secret theft, breach of non-compete agreements plus much more. Ken is also in high demand to provide expert witness testimony in cases involving many issues, including insurance coverage, reasonableness of settlements, attorney fees, contractor liability and employer liability.