- 2021 Best Lawyers in America (Environmental Law)
- James C. Roberts Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono award recipient
- Virginia Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law, Chambers USA
- Virginia “Rising Star” in Environmental & Natural Resources, Virginia Super Lawyers
The regulated community daily traverses the complex landscape of government oversight. Lynne C. Rhode has more than 15 years of experience helping her clients navigate federal, state, and local requirements. Ms. Rhode counsels clients in the manufacturing, development, extraction, transportation, aviation, telecommunications, utilities, and other heavily regulated industries on regulatory compliance and enforcement in multiple spaces, including consumer protection, permitting and licensure, data privacy, energy, and environmental and natural resources, and health care. She understands these ever-changing landscapes and how to efficiently and effectively distill information for business leaders.
Lynne C. Rhode is an expert in environmental and natural resources law and has represented government and business clients on such things as permitting, due diligence, compliance, remediation, and enforcement issues. Prior to relocating to Jacksonville, Ms. Rhode served as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Section Chief of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, representing the environmental health, environmental, and natural resources agencies of the Commonwealth and providing counsel regarding air; water and wetlands; waste; renewable energy; animal law; and marine, mining, timber, and other natural resource issues. She also has many years of experience representing individual, governmental and institutional clients in land use, zoning, and riparian rights matters.
Lynne C. Rhode additionally practices community associations, corporate and commercial contracts law. She represents associations and management companies on a wide variety of issues impacting regulated communities. She also represents clients across industries in business acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, as well as providing ongoing counseling regarding business formation, corporate governance, contract law, and ancillary legal issues. She has received multiple accolades from publications such as Virginia Super Lawyers and Chambers USA and is a 2021 Best Lawyers in America.
Lynne C. Rhode was a Morehead Scholar, a North Carolina Leadership Fellow, and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Economics and received the Best Thesis in Economics award for her paper entitled, “Socially Responsible Investment; Valuing Corporate Management.” She attended law school in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia and was Editor-In-Chief of the law school publication, “The Virginia Eagle.” She received her Master’s of Science degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics.
Lynne C. Rhode currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband, Bryan, and their two children. She is active in dog and cat rescue and enjoys traveling, horseback riding, running, and scuba diving. A lifelong soccer player, Lynne C. Rhode still plays and coaches.