Thomas Rhodes - Attorney at Law
O'Dekirk, Allred and Associates, LLC - Joliet, Illinois
Tom Rhodes is recognized in the legal community for his exceptional communication skills and his attention to detail.
Born in Wilmington, Illinois, Thomas Rhodes was a scholar from the time he first stepped into the classroom. Graduating from Wilmington High School with high honors, and academic awards to boot, Tom was recognized by his teachers and peers as an individual of intelligent character with promising potential.
Thereafter, Tom set his focus on the study of Architecture at Joliet Junior College. At this time, Tom also stumbled on opportunity working with a local solo practitioner of law. In this capacity, he instinctively applied his skills in logic and reasoning to a high volume of real estate and foreclosure matters. Tom excelled in this position and quickly became a young icon in the legal community.
After finishing his Associate's Degree, Tom elected to pursue an education in law and transferred to the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Despite working long hours while tackling 18 credit hour semesters, Tom managed to graduate with a 4.00 GPA and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. At graduation, Tom was awarded the Dean's Scholar Award and the Frank P. Weberg Award, in recognition of ranking 1st among those who shared his major.
In active pursuit of his legal career, Tom transitioned into The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. There, Tom only added to his list of academic achievements. Tom received several CALI Awards for earning the highest grade in individual classes before graduating with the high distinction of Cum Laude. Additionally, Tom served on The John Marshall Law Review and often participated in Moot Court competitions. In fact, Tom was named Champion of his law school's Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition and subsequently argued in the Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, where he earned a perfect score.
Before his hire with O'Dekirk, Allred & Associates, LLC, Tom bolstered his practical skill set with hands-on experience. He spent both of his summers during law school externing for local county judges. Tom also spent his 2L year in law school with a highly regarded Chicago firm focusing in nursing home negligence and medical malpractice.
O'Dekirk, Allred & Associates, LLC is proud to have Tom as a strong member of its team and looks forward to his promising future.