2018 Hall of Fame inductee Rodney F. Page, a native of Colorado, attended Fort Knox High School, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1968 with a B.S. in political science. During his time at UK, Page was a member of the Debate Team, twice leading the varsity team to the National Tournament. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, worked as a residential advisor in Donovan and Haggin Halls, and was elected chapter commander of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Page attended Harvard Law School, receiving his J.D. degree in 1971. He then joined the Washington, D.C., law firm Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, remaining until 1997. He was elected the first managing partner of the firm in 1988. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Washington office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. At Bryan Cave, he served in various capacities, including finance and administration partner, and later, as managing partner of the Washington office. In 2010, Page was made managing partner of the firm’s London office, serving in that role until 2014.
Page’s legal practice has been primarily in litigation and arbitration. He has handled lawsuits and appellate cases in state and federal courts in more than a dozen states. His practice has included international arbitration cases and internal corporate investigations. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars. Over the years, he has lectured and written on a variety of legal topics, most recently presenting on mediation practices at the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria.
In addition to legal practice, Page has taken an active role in a number of civic and other organizations. He was a member of the Fairfax County, Va., School Board from 1974 to 1980 and elected chairman of the board for four years. He has been a board member for 25 years of the Council for Court Excellence, a court reform organization in Washington with business, legal and judicial members, and served for five years as its president. He has twice been senior warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was a member of the Executive Board of the Diocese of Virginia for three years. He was a trustee of the George Mason University Foundation for six years.
Page lives with his wife, Deborah, in Reston, Va. He has three children and five grandchildren.