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.    



Professional Experience

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