Rhoades & Erickson PLLC is a litigation-focused law firm based in Missoula, Montana.

Curriculum Vitae

An eastern Montana native, Rob’s legal practice has focused on commercial and civil litigation and business and real estate matters for more than 20 years.


Rob earned his B.S. in Business Management and B.A. in Political Science from The University of Montana. In 2003, after several years of real world work experience in Portland, Oregon, Rob earned his J.D., with honors, from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, along with a certificate in Environmental Law. There, Rob was a Managing Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.


After six years of litigation-focused practice in Albuquerque, Rob returned to Missoula in 2009. Rob’s statewide practice continues to focus on commercial and civil litigation, construction and real estate disputes, insurance matters, probate disputes, business and real estate negotiations and transactions, civil appeals and mediations.


Rob is peer rated “Distinguished” by Martindale Hubbell and holds a “10 Superb” AVVO rating.


Rob is admitted to practice in the Montana state and federal courts, the New Mexico state and federal courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Rob is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Western Montana Bar Association, the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association litigation section, and the Montana State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee.


Outside the office, Rob is a board member of the Kiwanis Club of Missoula and the former chairperson of the Missoula Open Space Advisory Committee. Rob enjoys Missoula’s live music and hiking and cross-country skiing with his wife, friends and extended family in Montana.


What determines Avvo Rating?

Experience & background, years licensed, work experience, education, legal community recognition, peer endorsements, associations, awards, legal thought leadership, publications, speaking engagements.