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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 Rhoades & Morrow law firm. He 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). He was a law clerk to the Honorable Henry R. Horsey, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, from 1981 to 1982. He is a member of the American and Delaware State Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. He is a Past President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and current member of the Association’s Board of Governors. 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. He is the Injured Workers’ Representative on the State of Delaware Workers’ Compensation Oversight Panel, and is currently serving as the Panel’s Chair.

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


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Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease ("Covid-19"):

Rhoades & Morrow Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease ("Covid-19")

Rhoades & Morrow continues to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus Disease (“Covid-19”). The health and safety of our clients, visitors to our office, as well as our attorneys and staff, is most important to us.

The Superior Court of the State of Delaware announced that effective March 16, 2020, all civil and criminal trials have been suspended through and including April 15, 2020. Our offices continue to operate during normal business hours. However, we have implemented policies to minimize contact and exposure. We are happy to reschedule any in-person meetings to a later date or conduct the meeting by telephone.

If you are sick, are under quarantine, have been exposed to someone who may have contracted Covid-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or make other arrangements for a telephone meeting.  If you are at a higher risk of illness from Covid-19, please consider changing in-person meetings to a telephone conference, if possible.

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