The Law Offices of Gordon C. Rhea

A Smart and Tenacious Litigator

Gordon C. Rhea is a skilled litigator with over 35 years of experience representing individuals, businesses, and governments in civil and criminal matters in Federal, state, and territorial courts nationwide.  Veteran of several hundred trials, appeals, and mediations, Mr. Rhea strikes a commanding presence in the courtroom.  He is an intelligent and powerful advocate for his clients.

A graduate of Stanford University Law School, Mr. Rhea’s career includes:

  • Associate to one of Los Angeles’ leading criminal defense attorneys
  • Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of a United States Senate investigative committee
  • Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. and in the United States Virgin Islands
  • Lead litigator in numerous toxic tort and catastrophic personal injury suits against major petroleum and chemical companies, airlines, and automobile manufacturers
  • Trial counsel for businessmen, public officials, and judges in high profile civil and criminal matters
  • Focus

    White Collar Criminal Defense 
    As a former Federal Prosecutor and current member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Mr. Rhea represents clients charged in Federal, State, and Territorial courts with a wide range of crimes, including tax and financial offenses. 


    Business Litigation 
    Mr. Rhea’s reputation as a savvy, experienced negotiator and tenacious advocate have made him a strong ally for clients entangled in high-stakes business disputes and for high-profile figures such as judges, legislators, and government officials.


    Personal Injury/ Toxic Tort Litigation 
    Mr. Rhea has represented hundreds of injured clients, ranging from workers suffering catastrophic injuries in industrial accidents and toxic exposures to victims of automobile defects and airplane crashes.  He currently represents governmental entities in suits against major petroleum and aluminum companies to recover damages under local and Federal law for environmental harm.   

  • Recent News & Events

    June 17, 2014 – RPWB attorneys Jerry Evans and Gordon Rhea and their associated counsel John K. Dema announced the government of The Virgin Islands has reached settlements including cash and remediation costs in litigation involving contamination on the southern coast of St. Croix.
    ST. THOMAS — Of the four men who faced drug trafficking charges in connection with a ring based out of King Airport on St. Thomas, one was acquitted of all charges.
    Gordon C. Rhea has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  The Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.