Rodney A. Hampton

     Before becoming an attorney, Rodney Hampton earned a wealth of personal and professional experience. Born to blue collar parents in a small town in rural Ohio, Rodney learned the value of hard work very early. Unless you count helping his friends with newspaper routes, washing cars, busting out concrete sidewalks, or stripping and painting the garage with his Dad, Rodney started working at age sixteen and he has been working pretty much ever since. He has worked in the manufacturing sector, the Fortune 500, and commercial banking. For almost nine years before becoming an attorney, Rodney worked as information technology professional for a large financial services corporation.

     Rodney graduated with honors from high school and entered the engineering program at Ohio State University. He had been enrolled in the Army ROTC program and was intending to later serve as a commissioned officer in the Army. However, during the build up to the first Gulf War Rodney enlisted as an infantryman. By the end of his four-year enlistment he had been promoted to Sergeant and had earned numerous awards including the Expert Infantryman's Badge.

     Upon leaving the Army, Rodney returned to Ohio State where he first met his future wife, and the girl of his dreams. After months of long distance dating, Rodney moved to Michigan in 1996. In 1999 the couple married. They now have three children.

     Along the way Rodney earned an Associates degree in Business Magna Cum Laude and completed a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School Magna Cum Laude in the top 8% of his class. He also managed to squeeze in an unsuccessful run for State Representative of the 93rd District in 2006 and coaching his daughter's softball team.

BAR ADMISSIONS


   State of Michigan (2011)
   Department of Veterans Affairs (2012)(now inactive)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


   American Bar Association
   Clinton County Bar Association
   Ingham County Bar Association
   Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)

EDUCATION


   Thomas M. Cooley Law School • Lansing, Michigan
   Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, General Practice Concentration, May, 2011
   GPA: 3.54 Class Rank: 34/438 (top 8%)
  • Law Review: Preemption Editor (non-voting Board member), Eugene Krasicky Award
  • Certificates of Merit: Research and Writing, Sales, Pretrial Skills
  • Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist (top 4/63 teams competing)
  • Externship with Jackson National Life Insurance (JNLI), a multi-billion dollar insurance company owned by Prudential Plc in the UK (stock ticker: PUK)

   Ohio State University • Columbus, Ohio
   Bachelor of Arts, History, December, 2005
   GPA: 3.05

   Fellow, Life Management Institute, with distinction, 2004

   Macomb Community College • Warren, Michigan
   Associate of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude, General Business, May, 1999
   GPA: 3.57

PUBLICATIONS


   Rodney A. Hampton, Compelled Compliance with the Census Bureau's American
   Community Survey as an Unconstitutional Invasion of Privacy
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   http://works.bepress.com/rodney_hampton/2/ (last visited Jan. 16, 2012).