Brian Rhodes

Part Time Faculty
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Resources for Human Development


Brian Matthew Rhodes is Founder and Principal Shareholder of Rhodes Law, LLC. He started his firm in 2014. Rhodes Law is a litigation, advice and counsel firm with a concentration in labor and employment matters and personal injury claims. Prior to starting his own firm, Rhodes spent 12 years with Sunoco Inc., a leading oil and gas marketing company. While at Sunoco, Rhodes provided counsel on litigation matters ranging from Labor and Employment cases, environmental and torts claims of all kind. During his tenure with Sunoco, Rhodes was also the Director of Human Resources for Sunoco’s largest business unit, the Refining and Supply business unit, from 2003 to 2007.

Prior to joining Sunoco, Rhodes worked a total of 11 years with the Federal Government. From 1993 to 2001, he served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Philadelphia District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. From 1988 to 1990, Rhodes was employed as an Analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, Leadership Division, in Langley Virginia.

Rhodes is a 2003 alumni of Leadership, Inc. Philadelphia and the FBI’s Community Partnership Program. He has served on the Board of the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Rhodes has guest lectured at Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations School and Drexel University’s Law School. Rhodes has also been a guest speaker/panelist for the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, the American Law Institute-ABA Employment Law Conference, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and at Philadelphia School Board seminars. Rhodes received an Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Rhodes is a proud graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Political Science and from West Virginia University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania.