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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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The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus changes daily. During this uncertain time, we can assure you that the team at Rhoades & Morrow continues to focus on helping our current clients as well as assisting new clients.

We know that legal questions still arise, and we are here to answer your questions and provide the trusted guidance that you have come to expect from us over the years. To ensure the health and safety of our staff and our clients, we are conducting virtual consultations via Zoom and by telephone. We also have the ability to exchange documents via secure e-mail.

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