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Gary Rhodes is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. He began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit prosecuting criminal cases. After a couple of years, he joined a reputable private firm where he diversified his practice, spending several years practicing family law, criminal defense and general civil litigation. Gary is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts.

At Henderson Franklin, Gary assists clients involved in business disputes, specifically in matters of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, dissolution of partnership and landlord/tenant issues. He truly cares about the outcome for his clients and enjoys the unique challenges each case brings. His strategies and fresh perspective are welcome in the midst of difficult circumstances. Gary is known for his honest yet passionate representation and creative problem-solving in every case he undertakes.

Gary graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Gary externed for the Arkansas Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas during law school.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Gary resides in Fort Myers with his fiancée and daughter. He enjoys playing guitar, reading, and traveling when he isn’t working. His most recent adventure was in Romania.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Gary is a member of Rotary International.

Representative Matters

Prior to joining Henderson Franklin:

  • Represented commercial client in action against partners for breach of fiduciary duty and civil theft resulting in money judgment that exceeded $1,000,000.
  • Represented lessors and owners in various real estate litigation matters concerning leased or owned property.
  • Successfully defended clients in a landlord/tenant dispute that resulted in a $0 verdict for the opposing parties. The case involved extensive motion practice culminating in a two-day trial that featured numerous witnesses and hundreds of exhibits.

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