OUR TEAM

Rodman & Rodman, LLC. provides a unique representation approach to clients with all lawyers collaborating as a team on every case.

John R. Rodman

John R. Rodman

Attorney At Law

John R. Rodman graduated from Northwestern University in 1971 with a B.S. in Political Science. He was selected Academic and Athletic All Big 10 in Football and awarded the Big 10 Medal of Honor for Outstanding Scholar Athlete at Northwestern. He also received the Pendelton Award for Outstanding Character and Academic Achievement. Thereafter, he attended Northwestern Law School and he received his Juris Doctorate in 1974.

In 1974, John moved to Colorado where he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General with the Colorado Attorney General’s Appellate Office, and thereafter with the Colorado Organized Crime Strike Force.

In 1979, John joined Paul D. Renner & Associates and became a partner of Renner, Rodman & Burke in 1985. In 1991 he started John R. Rodman & Associates.

John has been a member of the Denver Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Defense Lawyers Association since 1974. He has been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel since 1987 and was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 1990. In 2000 John served as President of the Colorado Chapter of ABOTA. From 2000 to present he has served as a National Board Representative for ABOTA and served as ABOTA National Membership Co-Chairperson, and as Co-Chairperson of the Long Range Planning Committee. In 2015 he was elected Trustee and Secretary of the Foundation of ABOTA. In 2016 he was elected Treasurer of the Foundation of ABOTA.

John has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, a Colorado Super Lawyer, one of America’s top 100 Attorneys in the State of Colorado, a Top Attorney in America by Who’s Who Legal and selected as an A.M. Best’s Insurance Practice Attorney.

John has presented at various conferences, including the American Judges’ Association, and the Colorado Judicial Conference. He has taught at Masters in Trial Programs throughout the United States and has been a faculty member for each of the ABOTA National Trial Colleges held on the campuses of Princeton University and Harvard Law School since 2010. John has chaired and presented six Colorado Teachers’ Law Schools and participated with IAALS, ACTL and ABOTA, in creation of the Model Pilot Program for medical malpractice and business litigation in Colorado. In 2012 John was selected to a six year term by the Governor of the State of Colorado, the Colorado Attorney General and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court as a member of the Second Judicial District Nominating Committee.

In his free time he enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his family.

Email: JRodman@rodmanlawfirm.com

Brendan P. Rodman

Brendan P. Rodman

Attorney At Law

Brendan Patrick Rodman joined John R. Rodman & Associates after graduating from the University of Tulsa in December 2005. A native of Colorado, Brendan attended Kent Denver High School. He completed his undergraduate education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. After graduating from DePauw, with a degree in European History, Brendan moved to Breckenridge, Colorado. He spent two years working as a Clerk of Court in Park County, Colorado, and as an Adaptive Ski Instructor for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Brendan then attended the University of Tulsa, where he received his Juris Doctor. During law school, Brendan worked at the Boesche Legal Clinic, was on the staff of the University of Tulsa International Law Journal, and completed an internship with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Brendan also spent time studying abroad, attending programs at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The University of Edinburgh, School of Law, in Edinburgh, Scotland; The University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland; The Institute of European Studies, in Leuven, Belgium, and; The Graduate Institute of International Studies, in Geneva, Switzerland.

In his practice of law, Brendan values communication, professionalism, efficiency, attention to detail, and preparedness on behalf of his clients. Brendan is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

Brendan enjoys spending time with his wife, Yvonne, and two sons, Keegan and Banner, and attempts to spend as much time as possible fly fishing, skiing, hunting, camping, attending live music and traveling.

Email: BRodman@rodmanlawfirm.com

Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres

Legal Secretary

Jessica Torres has been with Rodman & Rodman, LLC. since July of 2015. She joined the firm immediately after completing legal office courses at Emily Griffith Technical College and an internship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Downtown Denver. Jessica is, and has always been, intrigued with the legal field and is enthusiastic about working, learning, growing, and being a part of it. Since being with the company, she has become a Notary for the State of Colorado and gained exceptional experience in law office and courtroom procedures. Jessica is a native of Denver, Colorado, and she enjoys spending her available time with her husband and two children.

Cala R. Farina

Cala R. Farina

Attorney at Law

Cala R. Farina graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Human Resources concentration and Political Science minor. Cala attended North Carolina Central University School of Law where she received her J.D. with honors in 2018. During law school, Cala was a member and leader of Phi Alpha Delta. She also served as a summer law clerk for the Hon. John Ellis of the New York State Supreme Court. 

Cala’s determination drove her to establish a solo law practice soon after becoming licensed to practice law. As a solo practitioner, Cala assisted clients with general legal and business needs. Cala worked closely with experts in the insurance industry and gained a unique insight into the intricacies of legal matters surrounding insurance. In 2020, she brought this expertise to the collaborative team of Rodman & Rodman.

As an attorney, Cala takes pride in serving clients through hard work, a dedication to detail, and open communication. She is licensed to practice in Colorado, North Carolina, and New York.

Cala is originally from the Hudson River Valley of New York, but spent her high school, college, and law school years in North Carolina. Her love for the mountains brought her to Denver, where she joined the firm.

Cala lives an active lifestyle, spending most of her free time in the outdoors with her husband, Travis, and their dog, Meeko.

Sheridan S. Couture

Sheridan S. Couture

Attorney at Law

Sheridan S. Couture joined Rodman & Rodman in 2020 after graduating from Creighton University School of Law. A native of the Southwest, Sheridan grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Business from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  While in law school, Sheridan was as an active member of the Creighton Moot Court Board and the Vice President of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. After receiving her law degree, Sheridan moved to Denver to enjoy the mountains and the Colorado climate as well as all the city has to offer.  She enjoys spending her leisure time outdoors and with family.

Jaclyn Woods

Jaclyn Woods

Executive Assistant

Jaclyn Woods has been with Rodman & Rodman since April of 2019 wherein shortly after she graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology. She joined the firm while wrapping up her undergraduate education to gain experience in the legal field before applying herself to law school. Jaclyn’s passion for the legal field began when she was very young, when her father encouraged her to always prove her thought process with facts and evidence, whether the outcome was in her benefit or not. Since being with Rodman & Rodman, Jaclyn has become a Notary for the State of Colorado and has gained a myriad of experiences in the legal field. Jaclyn is a Colorado Native and enjoy’ s spending her free time hiking and adventuring around the Rocky Mountains with her pup.

Danette Larez

Danette Larez

Paralegal

Danette Larez has been working in the legal field since 2015. A Colorado native, she moved with her husband and children to Georgia in 2009 as her husband was in the military. While her husband was overseas, she obtained her Associates of Paralegal Studies and Bachelor of Legal Studies from Kaplan University.

Danette joined Rodman & Rodman in 2020, after working at a personal injury law firm in Westminster, Colorado. She came onboard with 5+ years’ experience in personal injury and has proven to be thorough, efficient, and her ability to handle every aspect of an injury claim make her an extremely valuable member of Rodman & Rodman. She is also experienced with civil litigation involving premises liability, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, bad faith, and property damage.

Danette handles all phases of litigation including preparing disclosures, drafting discovery, deposition preparation, drafting of pleadings, document review and management. She also assists with trial preparation by drafting witness and exhibit lists, as well as exhibit and pleading binder. Danette also reviews medical records in depth as she gained valuable experience while working in the medical field for several years prior to working in the legal field.

When not working, Danette enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and her dog. She loves to read, paint, and craft. Danette and her family are very involved with their church where her and her husband work in the children’s and teen rooms, as well as participate in many outreaches to help feed the homeless, work with inner-city youth, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas outreaches.

Stefany Garner

Stefany Garner

Administrator

Stefany Garner is the founder of S. Michelle Group, LLC, and in 2019, through her company, Stefany and her team partnered with Rodman & Rodman, to provide various administrative services to the firm. Some of their work includes medical record chronology, legal billing, office administration and general consulting services. Stefany began her legal career as a paralegal, after graduating from Denver’s Metropolitan State University with 2 Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice/Criminology. Stefany also holds a Paralegal Certification. Throughout her 20-year legal career, Stefany has spent much of her time as a firm manager and executive admin working closely with managing partners at insurance defense firms. Her years of experience alongside some of Denver’s leading insurance defense attorneys, is what allowed Stefany to parlay her skills and start her own company and team to provide a suite of services to several leading firms.

Stefany is a Colorado native who loves to travel and attend sporting events around the country. When not traveling, Stefany enjoys spending as much time as possible in the Colorado outdoors with her husband and their dog, Griffey.