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Wilmington 302-427-9500 Bear 302-834-8484 Milford 302-422-6705
Joseph J. Rhoades, Esq.

Joseph J. Rhoades, Esq.

Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer

JOSEPH J. RHOADES is the founder of the law firm Rhoades & Morrow LLC. Joe received his education at the University of Delaware (B.A.A.S., 1976) and the Delaware Law School of Widener University (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1981). Joe was a law clerk to the Honorable Henry R. Horsey, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, from 1981 to 1982. Joe is a member of the American and Delaware State Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) (Past President and Legislative Chair), the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is a former member of the State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Health Care Advisory Panel, serving as the Panel’s Chair, as well the State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Task Force. Joe is the Injured Workers’ Representative on the State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Oversight Panel and is currently serving as the Panel’s Chair. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the State of Delaware Superior Court Civil Rules Committee.

Joe has been a Guardian ad Litem for foster children in the State of Delaware Family Court for over 15 years and also serves on the Board of Directors of Action for Delaware’s Children, a not-for-profit organization which advocates for Delaware’s children, especially those living in poverty.

Bar Admissions

Delaware, 1981
U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court


Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
J.D. magna cum laude – 1981
University of Delaware
B.A.A.S. – 1976

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Year Volunteer Service, Office of the Child Advocate – DE
  • Outstanding Service Award, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Distinguished Service, Delaware State Bar Association, 2007
  • Board of Governors Outstanding Service, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Top Lawyers 2010, Delaware Today Magazine, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American State Bar Association, Member
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Member and Past President
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Member
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Member
  • State of Delaware Workplace Safety Task Force, Member
  • State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Oversight Panel, Member and Current Chair
  • State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Health Care Advisory Panel, Past Member and Chair
  • State of  Delaware Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, Past Member
  • State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Task Force, Past Member
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement - 2018
Joseph J. Rhoades
Rated by Super Lawyers

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