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About Us

Courtroom - Judges BenchSince 1986, we have served clients in Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding counties.   We also represent clients who live elsewhere but have matters which need to be handled in North Carolina.  At Rhodes Law Firm, PLLC, we

  1. listen carefully to our clients to understand their problems and goals;
  2. thoroughly analyze the legal and practical issues;
  3. understand the applicable law and conduct thorough and effective research;
  4. develop possible solutions and help clients select a solution;
  5. develop strategies to implement solutions; and
  6. persuade others to accept our client’s best solution through negotiation and, when necessary, litigation.

Personal Solutions. Proven Results.

The team at Rhodes Law Firm, PLLC, is focused on you and the creation of a thoughtfully tailored plan which meets the needs of your specific situation. We welcome the opportunity to help and hope that you will contact us today so we can get started on finding your best solution.

We know legal issues can be overwhelming when you’re faced with:

the death of a loved one;

  • being appointed the executor of an estate;
  • planning for your business or family’s future;
  • dealing with a workplace injury;
  • facing a court proceeding.

Because we have practiced for decades in these legal arenas, we provide innovative and effective advice and advocacy to solve your legal issues and improve your life.  Since 1986, our professional and compassionate team has been practicing law in Wake County and surrounding counties in North Carolina.  We have served thousands of clients by providing focused strategies in the areas of:


M. Annette Rhodes

Leading our team is Annette Rhodes, an experienced attorney who has practiced in North Carolina since obtaining her Juris Doctor at Campbell University in 1986. Her focus is on developing personalized solutions and resolving clients’ problems in the most effective and reasonable way possible. Her abilities to listen, analyze, research, and develop strategies for successful resolution set her apart as an attorney and as a person.

A passionate advocate for justice and ethical negotiation, Annette was a partner in Hendrick & Rhodes in Fuquay-Varina, for 18 years and previously practiced law as an associate with the Raleigh firm of Allen & Pinnix for several years.  Before beginning her practice, she clerked for Judge K. Edward Greene of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Prior to attending law school, Annette worked as a legal assistant for a firm in Columbus, Ohio, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in what was then Zaire, Africa.  At Campbell University, she was an editorial member of the Law Review, and as an undergraduate at Muskingum College in Ohio, she was President of the Student Senate / Student Body.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors for North Carolina Right to Life since 1992, and has taught international business law in The People’s Republic of China.



Staff members are encouraged to reach their full potential and become integral members of the legal team.   They handle many of the details involved with gathering and documenting evidence and implementing strategies.