An experienced career advisor who dedicated years of her life to empowering high-performing professionals to identify and attain positions that are consistent with their goals, Rhonda M. Ware leads the Dallas office’s Partner Practice Group. In her role, she assists law firm partners by defining skills that give them a competitive edge and finding lateral transition opportunities that align with their long-term professional objectives. Rhonda’s background as a practicing attorney and her career coaching experience allow her to offer valuable insights to law firm partners as they consider potential career moves.
In addition to her dedication to serving as a trusted career advisor, Rhonda is also committed to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts. She knows that to succeed law firms and corporations must mirror the communities they serve, sell to and live in.
In Rhonda’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, following national politics and learning new tips and tricks to update her home from HGTV.
Rhonda joined Major, Lindsey & Africa after founding UR Aware, LLC, a national life and career coaching firm. She has coached more than 200 emerging and established leaders across industries by providing them with proven techniques, strategies, and tools to achieve higher levels of professional and personal success.
Prior to founding UR Aware, Rhonda practiced law for seven years including serving as a civil litigation attorney with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek (now Husch Blackwell) and as a prosecutor in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts.
Since receiving her B.A. from DePaul University and her J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, Rhonda has distinguished herself as an award-winning attorney, non-profit leader and public servant.
She has been recognized with the Edward J. Brooke Award of Excellence and the 2017 PowHer Network MotivatHer award and as a 2009 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 under 40, a 2010 DePaul University 14 under 40, and a 2015 Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Suffolk University Law School: J.D., cum laude
DePaul University: B.A., Political Science
"Rhonda marshals her lawyering skills, leadership skills, compassion, and keen intuition, to empower you to acknowledge where you are, let go of what doesn’t serve you, and help you define and reach your professional personal goals from a position of power and positivity.” ~Karen Tidwall, Partner, Financial Services & Capital Markets Strategic Business Unit, Husch Blackwell LLP
“If you desire personal or professional coaching – Rhonda Ware is for you! Rhonda is authentic and innovative in her delivery. She connects with you and your vision and helps you drive for positive outcomes.” ~ Devona Wright Cottrell, Associate General Counsel & Director, Baird
"Rhonda is a master at discerning exactly what each client needs and applying her fine-tuned strategy with niche focus to help you uncover your true and best self. As a strategic partner, she was amazing at helping to guide me to an elevated sense of thought, belief, and action. I came to Rhonda as a senior leader and stand today as an established CEO who is confidently owning the lane I designed for myself to WIN in!" ~ Deirdra Kendrix, CEO & Chief Strategist, DC Global Group