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Carol Bennett Rhodes


Carol Bennett Rhodes is a partner at BBDS&B and focuses her practice primarily in the area of family law, including dissolutions, custody disputes, child support matters, and paternity matters. Prior to starting her legal career, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she was a member of the Judicial Council, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn a Master of Arts from Northwestern University located in Evanston, Illinois. While engaged in doctoral study, she taught English at the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University.

Ms. Rhodes is a member of the Family Law Section of the Allen County Bar Association and serves on the Bench Bar Committee. Outside of BBDS&B, she is a member of the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is active in the Love of Labs, Labrador Retriever Rescue Group.

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 1994


  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    1969 - Master of Arts
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    1993 - Juris Doctor

Professional Associations:

  • Allen County Bar Association (Family Law Section, Bench Bar Committee)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Family & Juvenile Law Section, Chairman 2007-2009, Board Member 1995-current, Written Publications Committee 2009-current)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Benjamin Harrison Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Recipient, George O. Dix Legal Writing Award, Second Place, Indiana University School of Law
  • Teaching Assistant in English, Notre Dame University, St. Mary's College, Purdue University
  • 2008 People's Choice Award - 1st place -Attorney
  • 2012-2014 Top Lawyer Award
  • Chairman, Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Section 2007-2009

Community Involvement:

  • Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Love of Labs, Indiana, Labrador Retriever Rescue Group
  • Past Board Member, Time Corners Little League
  • Past Manager, Fort Wayne Pee-Wee Travel Hockey Team