Berna Rhodes-Ford, Esq.
Berna Rhodes-Ford is the
founding attorney of Rhodes-Ford & Associates, P.C., a Las Vegas law firm practicing
in the areas of corporate law, employment law and healthcare law.
Before opening her law
firm, Commissioner Rhodes-Ford worked as an attorney in large law firms and as
in-house counsel. In addition, she has
served as a law clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the U.S. Court
of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and staff attorney to the Honorable Yvette McGee
Brown of the Franklin County (Ohio) Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. She has also served as Legislative Assistant
to the Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, United States House of Representatives,
is committed to the well being of this State’s citizens. She has served on the Nevada State Advisory
Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and on the Nevada
Advisory Board of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Commissioner Rhodes-Ford is passionate about
helping business owners succeed and has been involved in the Southern Nevada
Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, holding many
positions, including President. In
addition, she serves as Senior Vice-Chair of the Nevada Forum of Women’s
Business Enterprise Council – West.
Ms. Rhodes-Ford obtained
undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from Southern
Methodist University. She recently
completed her tenure on SMU’s Alumni Board and is President of its Las Vegas
Alumni Chapter. Ms. Rhodes-Ford received
her juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.
Ms. Rhodes-Ford and her
husband, Dr. Aaron D. Ford, Esq., raise three sons and a nephew.