Dave Rhodes' primary legal work and focus for close to twenty (20) years has been in the field of criminal law and procedure. Mr. Rhodes is a vigirous advocate for his client's legal rights.
Education and Certification:
- J.D., University of Richmond - B.S., Brigham Young University, Utah
- US Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC), 82nd Airborne Division
- Admitted to Virginia State Bar - 1990
- Member of the Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
- Vice - Chariman, Mongomery County, Virginia - Criminal Bar Division
He has tried thousands of criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts involving traffic cases, misdemeanors, and felonies including:
- Possession and Distribution of Drugs
- Felony Assault
- Underage Possession of Alcohol
- Reckless Driving
- Hit and Run
- Drug Possession and Distribution
- Assault and Battery
- Sexual Battery
- Obstruction of Justice
- Abuse and Neglect
Dave's experience includes ten (10) years of public service as a Virginia state prosecutor for Hopewell and Montgomery County which has provided him with the experience and perspective to evaluate, attack, and defend cirminal cases lodged against his clients.
A trial attorney with an excellent reputation in the legal community. Dave Rhodes has a good working relationship with law enforcement and court personnel. Mr. Rhodes understands that being charged with any type of crime is stressful, embarrassing, and potentially life changing. Dave Rhodes prides himself on being compassionate and understanding with his clients. He strives diligently to obtain the best possible results in each case.
Mr. Rhodes has tried and litigated thousands of criminal cases, many to juries. Dave Rhodes left the Montgomery County, Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in 2005. He has successfully represented many Virginia Tech and Radford University students. Mr. Rhodes litigates very serious felony crimes, including: murder, rape, possession and distribution of drugs, fraud, and felony assault: however, he also routinely handles misdemeanor and traffic charges, such as DUI, Reckless Driving, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Obstruction of Justice, Larceny, Sexual Battery, Hit & Run, and Drug Offenses.
David W. Rhodes, PLC has a very active practice specializing in criminal defense. As an avid bicyclist and father of two children, Dave Rhodes is interested in representing individuals including, bicyclists, who are injured by the negligent operation of motor vehicles or by drunk drivers.
Mr. Rhodes grew up in Southwest Virginia. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with his wife, and two children. Mr. Rhodes routinely handles and tries cases in the New River Valley and Roanoke, including the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, Wythe, Roanoke, and the cities of Radford, Salem and Roanoke. Weekend and after hours available by appointment.