WINTER & RHODEN

Trusted Experience

Our Firm

Our staff has over 15 years experience combined working in the legal profession to include but not limited to Family Law, Real Estate, Wills, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, and Criminal Law. They are there to help from the initial consultation until the close of your case.

ATTORNEYS

The Law Firm of Winter & Rhoden was established in December of 1991 by William E. Winter, Jr. and William G. Rhoden. The law firm was operated as a partnership until Mr. Winter’s untimely death in July 2008. After Mr. Winter’s death, Mr. Rhoden chose to keep the name of Winter & Rhoden in honor of his law partner. The firm operates now as Winter & Rhoden, LLC under the direction of attorneys William G. Rhoden and Anna-Karina Parker.  We are a general practice law firm with a staff of three in addition to Mr. Rhoden & Mrs. Parker.

Attorney

William G. Rhoden

Mr. Rhoden is a native of the State of South Carolina, being born and raised in Aiken. Mr. Rhoden graduated from Aiken High School in 1973. While at Aiken High, Mr. Rhoden served on Student Council and played varsity tennis for 3 years. During his senior year, he was selected the Most Valuable Player of the tennis team. Mr. Rhoden then attended the University of South Carolina at Aiken where he was elected Student Body President. He was selected twice as Student of the Year and was included twice in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

After college, Mr. Rhoden enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Rhoden received an internship through the United States Department of Justice and interned at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Columbia, S.C. Mr. Rhoden received the degree of Juris Doctor in December 1980. Mr Rhoden was admitted to practice in May of 1981.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Rhoden went to work at the Office of the S.C. Attorney General as a staff attorney. Mr. Rhoden was promoted to Assistant Attorney General and served in the child support enforcement section and later in the Post-Conviction Relief section. Mr. Rhoden left the S.C. General’s Office in December 1983 and joined the staff of the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office as an Assistant Solicitor in January 1984. In November 1986, Mr. Rhoden entered private practice and opened his office in Gaffney. Mr. Rhoden is also involved in the community. He previously served on the Board of the Cherokee Children’s Home. He is a member of the Gaffney Rotary Club. Mr. Rhoden currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Limestone College. Mr. Rhoden has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Rhoden as received the AV Preeminent peer rating from MARTINDALL-HUBBELL.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, University of South Carolina Aiken
Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina School of Law

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

South Carolina Supreme Court
South Carolina Court of Appeals
U.S. Federal District Court
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Limestone College, Board of Trustees
Gaffney Rotary Club
Who’s Who in American Law

Attorney

Anna-Karina Parker

Mrs. Parker is a native of the State of Michigan, born and raised in Grand Rapids. Mrs. Parker graduated from New York Military Academy in 1992 and received her bachelors in 1996 and her Masters in 1999. After graduating with her Masters, Mrs. Parker worked with area churches in youth ministry and began a non-profit organization for inner city youth in Grand Rapids called Home of Agape. This organization worked with youth in the juvenile system between the ages of 16 – 21. After which Weed & Seed took over much of the outreach. Mrs. Parker spent sometime in Montana also working with the Cheyenne and Crow Indian Reservation at St. Labre Indian School.

Relocating to South Carolina in 2003, Mrs. Parker worked at Department of Social Services in Child Protective Services before attending law school at Charlotte School of Law. While attending law school, Mrs. Parker received an internship through the Charlotte Mecklenburg District Attortney’s Office as well as in-house counsel for Family Dollar. She graduated with honors and has published a piece dealing with the Fourth Amendment & GPS searches.

Mrs. Parker continues advocating for children, families, and disabled or injured through her practice in Child Custody and Divorce in Family Court as well as representing claimants for Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, or Personal Injury; and those who find themselves out of luck in the Criminal Court System.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Grand Valley State University
Master of Theological Studies, Calvin Theological Seminary
Juris Doctor, Charlotte School of Law

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

South Carolina Supreme Court
North Carolina, 2013

MEMBERSHIPS & CIVIC ACTIVITIES

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society
Cherokee County Department of Juvenile Justice, Volunteer
Crossroad Bible Institute, Volunteer Instructor
Boots on the Ground Mentoring Initiative

OUR HISTORY

The Law Firm of Winter & Rhoden was established in December of 1991 by William E. Winter, Jr. and William G. Rhoden. The law firm was operated as a partnership until Mr. Winter’s untimely death in July 2008. After Mr. Winter’s death, Mr. Rhoden chose to keep the name of Winter & Rhoden in honor of his law partner. The firm operates now as Winter & Rhoden, LLC.

The practice is located ½ block from the Cherokee County Courthouse at the street address of 221 E Floyd Baker Blvd in the heart of the City of Gaffney. We are a general practice law firm with a staff of three in addition to Mr. Rhoden & Mrs. Parker. We offer legal services in the areas of Divorce, Child Custody, and Family law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Appeals to all state courts, Probate, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

SUPPORT STAFF

Lisa M. Carroll

Executive Assistant

Bernadette Swayngim

Paralegal Civil

Cecilia Moore

Secretary

“My “Go to people”! AK (everyone in the office as well) is always ready to answer any question or help with any situation. Always puts my mind at ease.
Thank you!”

Leslie Dills, via Facebook Reviews

WINTER & RHODEN, LLC

221 E Floyd Baker Blvd (near the courthouse) Gaffney, SC 29340 – USA
Phone: (864) 489-8128