Richard S. Rhodes


Richard S. Rhodes



Richard S. Rhodes was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 22, 1931. He graduated sixth in his class, of 295 students, from Isaac C. Elston High School in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1947. He attended Indiana University and received his B.S. degree in Business in 1950. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law where he served on the editorial board of the Indiana Law Journal (v.28 and 29). He graduated, Order of the Coif, with a LL.B. degree in 1953.

After graduation, Rhodes served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army. In 1956 he moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the General Counsel’s office of the Federal Communications Commission. His career in government service lasted only five months, however, as he was selected to serve as a clerk to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sherman Minton. When Minton retired, Rhodes clerked for Justice William J. Brennan.

Rhodes then moved to Chicago, where he would spend more than 30 years working for the firm, Chadwell, Keck, Kayser, Ruggles & McLaren. He ultimately became a partner, specializing in antitrust law. Just when many retire, Rhodes switched focus and began a second legal career specialising in alternative dispute resolution: arbitration under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and mediation for the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Rhodes served as Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s antitrust committee, as President of the IU Alumni Club of Chicago, and has been an active member of the Law School’s Board of Visitors (1982-88; 1994-present). Richard S. Rhodes was inducted into the Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2012.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows


Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Legal Biography | Legal Profession



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