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John F. Rhoades Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude

University of Michigan, A.B.

  • with high distinction
  • Phi Beta Kappa 

Language

John F. Rhoades is an associate in Dykema’s Litigation Department concentrating on commercial litigation and financial services litigation.

Mr. Rhoades’s commercial and business litigation experience includes shareholder/member disputes, derivative suits, contract claims, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Mr. Rhoades has also represented well-known retail and automotive companies in actions involving premises liability, asbestos claims, consumer-protection claims, and negligence and product-liability claims.

In the area of financial services, Mr. Rhoades has represented some of the nation’s largest financial institutions, banks, mortgage servicers, private investment funds, and other public and private companies in commercial foreclosures, loan enforcement actions, fraudulent conveyance cases, post-judgment proceedings, consumer financial services matters, and other disputes in state and federal court in Michigan and Illinois.

Mr. Rhoades graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Campbell Moot Court participant and a Contributing Editor on the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. During law school, Mr. Rhoades interned for the Honorable Walter Shapero, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 2007.

Memberships & Involvement

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Housing Project Partnership Mock Trial, 2009

Federal Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Captain, Dykema Chicago Office 16-inch Softball Team (2015 Grant Park Lawyers League Runner Up)

Community/Civic Activities

  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, 2009
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Alumni Volunteer Corps, 2008

Recognized in Illinois Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Business/Corporate and General Litigation, 2014-2017

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Business/Corporate and General Litigation, 2013