Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Partner

“A life spent fighting for others is a life worth living.”

Tom Rhodes is the Managing Partner of the Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Mr. Rhodes has over 30 years of trial experience where he has won a number of notable jury verdicts for individuals in San Antonio.

Tom Rhodes has practiced in the field of civil trial litigation for people, businesses, cities, counties, and states that have been wronged by others for his entire career. His experience and aggressive trial strategy skills have earned him recognition at both the State and National levels. Mr. Rhodes is also a nationally recognized speaker and author on trial strategy and jury argument. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Mr. Rhodes is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.

The American Trial Lawyers Association has recognized Mr. Rhodes as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2008 - 2012. He was recently awarded the "Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award" by the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Rhodes has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is presently on the Executive Committee for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Rhodes is admitted to practice in the following courts: Tennessee courts, Texas courts, United States District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.



  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
  • Southwest Texas State University, 1977
  • Honors: With Highest Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
    Past President
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - to present
    Executive Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • Former Board of Governors Member
  • International Society of Barristers

Honors and Awards

  • Inner Circle of Advocates, 2010 - 2018
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
    • Litigation - Patent, San Antonio (2018)
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, San Antonio (2017)
    • Construction Law, San Antonio (2016)
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, San Antonio (2014)
  • US News Best Law Firms in America, Best Law Firms, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008-2017
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • The Wall Street Journal Best Lawyers in Texas, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Central/West Texas, 2006, 2007, 2013-2017
  • America’s Top 100 High Stake Litigators, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2003-2017
  • US News Best Law Firms in Texas, First Tier Rankings, 2016
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Awards, 2015
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100, 2015
  • Litigator Awards, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Texas, 2007, 2013
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Texas, 2012
  • Newsweek, 20 Leaders Showcase, Personal Injury, 2011

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