Overview

Allison Martin Rhodes is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland and Los Angeles offices and the co-chair of the Holland & Knight Legal Profession Team. She focuses her practice on representing lawyers, law firms and legal tech companies in legal ethics and risk management, regulation, litigation, law firm organization and attorney disciplinary defense. Ms. Martin Rhodes also advises both law firms and lawyers on ethical and fiduciary issues related to lateral hiring, law firm dissolution, and expulsion matters. In that context, she represents lawyers and law firms in litigation among themselves.

In fields spanning a wide range of transactional, intellectual property and litigation practices, Ms. Martin Rhodes has extensive experience representing individual practitioners, large law firms and in-house legal departments in connection with professional responsibility matters. In the intellectual property space, she represents practitioners on ethics matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also advises alternative legal service organizations on unauthorized practice of law (UPL), structuring and regulatory compliance matters, and represents companies in litigation related to those issues.

Ms. Martin Rhodes is a nationally recognized leader in the law governing the legal profession. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject. She is the co-author with Professor Robert Hillman on the industry-leading treatise, Hillman on Lawyer Mobility: The Law and Ethics of Partner Withdrawals and Law Firm Breakups.

Ms. Martin Rhodes has been a longtime member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and currently serves as the organization's president.

Previously, Ms. Martin Rhodes was a deputy district attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Credentials

Education
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., cum laude
  • Lewis & Clark College, B.A., Sociology
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Oregon
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Memberships
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), President, 2018
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Board of Directors, 2010-2012, 2014-2017
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Randall Children's Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2006-2013
  • St. Mary's Academy Mock Trial Team, Coach, 2012-2013
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, 2017, 2018, 2019 
  • Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2008-2013
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

Speaking Engagements

News