Bernard J. Rhodes - Lathrop & Gage LLP
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Bernard J. Rhodes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 816-460-5508

With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Rhodes is a proven litigator with a national trial and appellate practice, appearing as counsel in more than 100 reported decisions. As head of Lathrop & Gage’s media law group, he also leads a national team of attorneys who represents a variety of print, film, television, and online media companies in First Amendment, intellectual property, and other matters.

University of Missouri–Kansas CityBA 1978Fordham UniversityJ.D. 1981
American Bar AssociationThe Missouri BarKansas Bar AssociationKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Medial Law Resource Center

Office Location

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in First Amendment Law of the Kansas City-MO Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - First Amendment of the Kansas City-MO Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in First Amendment Law of the Kansas City-MO Metro Area
Bernard J. Rhodes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Bernard J. Rhodes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Bernard J. Rhodes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

First Amendment Law
Litigation - First Amendment