Rodney RawlsCritical Skills Instructor
EducationLL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000
J.D., Magna Cum Laude Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 1999
B.S., Magna Cum Laude Hampton University, 1996
Attorney Rodney P. Rawls graduated magna cum laude, earning a B.S. in Accounting from Hampton University in 1996. Upon graduation, he attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he was involved as a Guardian Ad Litem, on Nova Law Review, and in BLSA. After graduating magna cum laude, earning his J.D. and passing the Florida Bar in 1999, Attorney Rawls was accepted into the University of Florida Tax Program where he served as an Editor of the Florida Tax Review. Upon earning his LL.M. in Taxation in 2000, Attorney Rawls decided to merge his interest in accounting, law, and tax, by accepting a job as a Tax Consultant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Atlanta, GA. Over the next two years, Attorney Rawls concentrated in the areas of Corporate Taxation and State and Local Taxation. He led and was a part of several teams that researched sales tax exemptions related to specific medical supplies and filed numerous tax returns for major corporations. In 2002, Attorney Rawls took his talents back to South Florida and established Rodney P. Rawls, P.A., where he joined his father in the practice of law. Attorney Rawls practiced in the areas of Tax, Probate, Guardianships, and Real Property. He served as lead counsel for MODCO on all Landlord-Tenant related issues. In 2005, Attorney Rawls accepted an offer to work in the Critical Skills Department of his alma mater, Nova Southeastern University. Over the years, he has worked with students at each level of the program, LSS, ELA, and ALA, both day and evening students. Since returning to South Florida, Attorney Rawls has also volunteered with numerous organizations and committees such as the Broward County Management & Efficiency Study Committee, the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, and Junior Achievement. He also enjoys spending time with his family and working with youth through his church and fraternity.