Thursday, June 13, 2013

J. Scott Rhodes Appointed Board Chair of the Arizona Town Hall

Phoenix (June 13, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Managing Attorney, J. Scott Rhodes, has been appointed Board Chair of the Arizona Town Hall.

“Scott brings a wealth of professional skills, knowledge and leadership to this position,” said Town Hall’s President Tara Jackson. “Most importantly, he brings a love of this state and a passion for making it better. I’ve worked closely with him on many Town Hall projects and am thrilled to work with him as Board Chair,”

The Arizona Town Hall is a nonprofit organization that focuses on fostering an open forum for discussing and exploring some of the state’s most essential topics and issues. From identifying critical issues to implementing changes, members become active participants in cultivating a successful and thriving community. The Town Hall draws on Arizona’s diversity of citizens and promotes public consideration on the many issues. One of the more recent topics was higher education.

“I’m honored to serve as the Board Chair of Arizona Town Hall and look forward to working with the Town Hall staff, participants, and many wonderful volunteers, as we continue to provide opportunities for improving Arizona through informed and civil discourse about our State’s most important and difficult issues,” stated Rhodes.

Rhodes has been associated with the Arizona Town Hall since 1996. He is Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and also serves as a member of the firm's three-person Management Committee. Rhodes has an extensive background in legal ethics. He regularly advises attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admission and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues.

In addition to his involvement with Arizona Town Hall, Rhodes has received numerous accolades, including being named Phoenix Administrative Lawyer of the Year 2011 and Phoenix Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year 2013 by Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, the State Bar of Arizona selected Rhodes for the 2010 Member of the Year Award.

Rhodes earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

About the Arizona Town Hall
Arizona Town Hall is a private, statewide nonprofit organization that has been a catalyst for civic action and the advancement of issues important to Arizonans for over 50 years.  The organization’s signature events include large, statewide Town Halls held in the spring and fall, while multiple smaller Community Outreach Programs add diverse perspectives to the solutions each Town Hall develops.  The organization also works with government and business entities interested in using the Town Hall system to find common ground and bring solutions to challenges they may be facing.
The Arizona Town Hall is a membership organization with individual, corporate and professional members from all across the state, spanning the five decades of the organization’s existence.  Additional information regarding Arizona Town Hall can be found online at

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate, land use and zoning; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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