Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes
Partner Phone: 530.342.3593
Fax: 530.342.4272

Ms. Juhl-Rhodes is a Chico native and a partner in the firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP. Ms. Juhl-Rhodes’ work with the firm includes real property litigation, public entity and public utility law, eminent domain, personal injury (plaintiff and defense) cases, contract litigation, insurance law, municipal code enforcement proceedings, appellate litigation for municipal code violations, construction defect cases, mobilehome and recreational vehicle park law, and appellate/writ practice.

Ms. Juhl-Rhodes has years of experience in agriculture, including work in almond, walnut, kiwi and Asian pear orchards. She also has extensive experience in the brewing industry and residential and commercial construction businesses, handling human resources, water issues, city, state and federal compliance, environmental law, sustainability, alcoholic beverage compliance, and land use and development of both commercial and residential projects.

In her work for the firm, Ms. Juhl-Rhodes has represented corporate and public entity clients including City of Chico, Town of Paradise, City of Oroville, Chico Auto Finance, Inc. and Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Along with Mr. Habib as lead counsel, Ms. Juhl-Rhodes recently obtained a landmark victory for public entities in the area of inverse condemnation law. The California Supreme Court decision, City of Oroville v. Superior Court of Butte County (2019) 7 Cal.5th 1091, was the first inverse condemnation decision in over two decades and was the culmination of a decade of litigation in the Superior Court, Appellate Court, and ultimately, the Supreme Court. On May 13, 2020, Mr. Habib and Ms. Juhl-Rhodes’ victory was recognized by the premier legal journal, the Daily Journal. Mr. Habib and Ms. Juhl-Rhodes were named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year in the 24th Annual CLAY Awards.

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Mobilehome Law
Contract Litigation
Public Entity Liability Law
Agriculture Law
Municipal Code Prosecution
Premises Liability
Insurance Law

Bar Admission

California State Bar
United States District Court, Eastern District of California


Cal Northern School of Law, Chico, J.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.

Memberships and Associations

Butte County Bar Association
Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
Former Board Member of Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC)