Contact Gordon C. Rhea

Office: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Phone: 843-727-6656
Toll Free: 888-293-6883
Fax: 843-216-6509
E-mail: grhea@rpwb.com

Areas of Practice

  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Vehicle Defects & Warranty Issues
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Damage

Gordon C. Rhea Of Counsel

Gordon C. Rhea is a seasoned trial lawyer specializing in high-stakes litigation. He draws on courtroom and negotiating skills honed during more than forty years of experience as Special Assistant to a United States Senate investigating committee; as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington D.C. and the United States Virgin Islands; and as private counsel to clients ranging from injured workers and prominent business persons to state and local governments, judges, and highly-placed officials.

Rhea is also renowned Civil War historian, who has written seven books published by LSU Press. He is considered an expert on the Overland Campaign, including the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5 & 6, 1864.

Rhea is married and has two grown sons.

Areas of Practice


  • 1974, California
  • 1976, District of Columbia
  • 1983, Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Not admitted in South Carolina


  • Stanford University School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Indiana University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1967
  • Harvard University, M.A., 1968

Professional Memberships

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV

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