Rick Rodewald obtained his B.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California at San Diego in 1976. He then attended Boalt Hall, the law school at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his J.D. degree in 1979. While in law school he was employed at a respected labor law firm and was on the staff of the Boalt Hall Industrial Relations Law Journal.
Mr. Rodewald was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979 and joined a San Luis Obispo business law firm shortly thereafter. In 1982, he left that firm to become in-house regulatory counsel for a consortium of telecommunications firms. In that capacity, he represented those clients before the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agencies. He returned to private practice in 1984 and co-founded Diehl & Rodewald in 1985. For over 35 years, he has represented a broad range of businesses, professionals and service providers, with an emphasis on business and real property transactions, environmental matters, and employment matters. A member of the State Bar of California and San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, he has also served as Trustee of the San Luis Obispo County Law Library.