BERNA L. RHODES-FORD

BERNA L. RHODES-FORD

Experience:

Brown Law Group: Las Vegas, NV

Partner, September 2017 – Present

 

Berna Rhodes-Ford is Partner at Brown Law Group and is Partner in charge of the Nevada office. Ms. Rhodes-Ford’s practice areas include the representation of business organizations from formation to sale, including advice on day to day legal issues, corporate structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. A former attorney with Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest employment law firm, Ms. Rhodes-Ford has extensive experience litigating employment cases on behalf of her corporate clients and advising clients on virtually all aspects of employment law including employment agreements, employee manuals, compliance programs, marijuana in the workplace advice and litigation avoidance.

 

Prior to joining Brown Law Group, Ms. Rhodes-Ford founded Rhodes-Ford & Associates and, worked as Of Counsel at Holland & Hart. She also worked as Senior Corporate Counsel for one of the nation’s largest occupational healthcare companies where she was directly responsible for all employment law matters affecting the company. In addition, while in-house, she gained experience in a myriad of other substantive areas, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, immigration, commercial litigation and healthcare law.

 

Ms. Rhodes-Ford has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and staff attorney to the Honorable Yvette McGee Brown of the Franklin County (Ohio) Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. She has also served as Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, United States House of Representatives, 30th District.

 

Ms. Rhodes-Ford is admitted to practice in all state and federal district courts in Nevada and Texas, as well as the Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

 

As an attorney with both private law firm and in-house experience, Ms. Rhodes-Ford is uniquely qualified to represent corporate clients.

 

Education:

University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
J.D. 1996

 

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
B.A., Psychology, 1993
B.B.A., Business Administration, 1993

 

† Ms. Rhodes-Ford holds a Nevada and Texas law license; she is not licensed in California and does not advise or represent clients regarding California state law matters.