Janie L. Rhoads

Janie L. Rhoads

  • MercerTrigiani LLP
  • 112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Direct Line: (703) 837-5004 Fax: (703) 837-5014
  • (703) 837-5000

Janie's practice encompasses the representation of common interest community associations and a broad range of commercial and residential real estate matters. She represents developers, builders, and common interest community associations in the acquisition, financing, development, and sale of property as well as in the creation of planned unit developments, mixed-use projects, and industrial, commercial, residential and conversion condominiums. In 2019, Janie completed the VCU Certified Planning Commissioner Program and is a frequent speaker at CLE programs.


  • George Mason University, J.D., 2002
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., 1998


  • Virginia Bar Association, Member, Membership Committee
  • Virginia State Bar, Real Property Section
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Committee
  • Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute
  • Community Associations Institute

Publications & Presentations

  • "Going Smoke-Free in Your Community" - Quorum, November 2019
  • "The Lowdown on Leasing and Fair Housing Considerations" - Quorum, April 2018
  • "Rethinking Adoption of Governing Document Amendments" - Quorum, July 2016
  • "Parking, the ADA and Fair Housing: Is Your Community Association Compliant?" - Quorum, May 2016
  • "Amending Governing Documents - from Start to Finish" - Quorum, December 2012
  • "Mitigation Banking 101 and Why Your Community Association Should Care" - Quorum, August 2012
  • "The Station at Potomac Yard: A Model of Urban Planning" - Quorum, September 2009
  • "Face to Face with Heather Gillespie, Common Interest Community Ombudsman" - Quorum, June 2009 (with Jeremy R. Moss)
  • "2009 Legal Forecast" - Quorum, January 2009 (with David S. Mercer, Lucia Anna Trigiani, Michael L. Zupan, Philip C. Baxa, and Jeremy R. Moss)
  • "Taxation on Condominium Common Elements: The Double Assessment Phenomenon," - Virginia Builder, April 2008 
  • "Recapture Clauses Help Landlords Retain Control of Properties, Commercial Investment Real Estate," September/October 2001 (with Carol C. Honigberg)

Professional Service

  • ​Virginia CLE Lecturer, Ethics Course - 2015 to Present
  • Virginia JLAP (President-Elect) - 2020
  • King William County Planning Commission (Co-Chair) 
  • Lawyers Helping Lawyers - Member, Board of Directors - 2016 to Present

Community Service

  • Smithfield-Preston Foundation - Past Board Member
  • Northern Virginia Habitat for Humanity - Past Member, Land Committee
  • Oakwood School - Member, Development Team
  • Oakwood School OPA Speaker Series Chair (past)


  • Dean Scholar/Writing Fellow, George Mason University School of Law - 2000-01
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell