James “Jamie” Rhodes comes to CLF after 6 years of solo practice where he represented municipal governments in the creation of energy aggregation programs and non-profit advocacy groups at the Public Utilities Commission. Over the last 3 years, this work included serving as legal counsel to the RI State Senate’s Environment & Agriculture Committee and Judiciary Committee. Jamie earned a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and a BA in Politics and History from the University of California – Santa Cruz. Prior to launching his law practice, Jamie worked as Program Director for Upstream, where he worked to build a network of organizations that emerged as the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement, and before that he served as the RI State Director for Clean Water Action.
Outside of work, you can find Jamie on the soccer pitch and ultimate frisbee field, pretending to still be 25-years-old. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife, two kids, and a growing menagerie of pets and backyard chickens.