Law Office of Carol Rhoads                                    Attorney and Mediator

Attorney and Mediator - Qualifications and Background

Carol Rhoads brings a thorough understanding of business and human dynamics, as well as legal expertise, to her work on behalf of her clients.

Whether as a mediator or legal representative, her goal is results that meet both the immediate and longer-term interests of clients.

Professional Experience

Before becoming an attorney, Carol was a Fortune 500 executive, a corporate CEO, an entrepreneur, a consultant, and a non-profit CEO.  She led organizations through rapid growth and change, leading diverse teams and managing competing interests to consistently achieve winning results. 

She has served as a board member and officer of numerous non-profit organizations in human services and the arts across the country. As a Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commissioner, she provides oversight to the juvenile justice system.  Carol serves on the board of CHAC, a Silicon Valley community mental health provider, and chaired the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, a crucial provider of women's healthcare services and health education.    


J.D. Concord Law School   
Moot Court Honors: Best Oral Argument and Best Brief (Plaintiff)               
Academic Achievement Award – Contracts   
Kaplan Legal Service Award
M.B.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Business   
Samuel Bronner Fellow
A.B. Brown University

Mediation Training (California Dispute Resolution Programs Act) -
        Orange County Human Relations Council

Bar Membership and Affiliation

Member, State Bar of California

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