Robert Rhodes is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who concentrates his practice in the area of Indian Tribal Law. Specifically, Robert represents clients, including the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, in both Connecticut State Court and the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Trial Court on issues ranging from Tribal Sovereign Immunity, the Indian Civil Rights Act, Dram Shop claims, and wrongful death claims to claims arising from premises defects, motor vehicle accidents, defective products and negligent security. This practice includes numerous trials before the Gaming Disputes Trial Court and appeals before the Gaming Disputes Appellate Court.
Robert also represents municipalities, school boards and government officials in civil rights, education, employment and general liability matters. In almost 20 years of practice, he has defended municipalities, police officers, mayors, selectmen, building officials and other public officials throughout Connecticut. In civil rights cases, he has defended a wide range of claims in both state and federal court, including claims of false arrest and excessive force to claims alleging First Amendment violations and violations of Due Process and Equal Protection. Robert also represents both municipalities and private businesses in employment claims before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the EEOC and both state and federal court.
In education law, Robert has provided legal counsel to school boards on issues such as redistricting, labor and employment disputes, civil rights claims and expulsions. Robert has extensive experience in appellate advocacy and has argued appeals before the Connecticut Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Connecticut Bar Association
H & S Represented Municipality in Criminal Case
Robert Rhodes Obtains Favorable Judgment For Town of New Milford
Presnick v. Town of Orange
Bellizzi v. MTGA
Vitone v. MTGA
Durante v. MTGA and Ross v. Crowder
Nice guys finish last . . . or do they?
M. Lee Smith Publishers Connecticut Employment Law Letter, 05/02/2003
Settlement ... What's In It For You?
M. Lee Smith Publishers Connecticut Employment Law Letter, 02/02/2003
Legal Discrimination in Four Letters: BFOQ
M. Lee Smith Publishers Connecticut Employment Law Letter, 03/01/2002