Rodman & Rodman, LLC. provides a unique representation approach to clients with all lawyers collaborating as a team on every case.
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.
Attorney At Law
When some of the largest companies in the world need trial counsel that they can rely on in high stakes litigation, they call on Kat Gallagher.
In over 30 years of practice, Kat has distinguished herself as an elite trial lawyer with outstanding instincts for how to best tell her client’s story in the most persuasive and compelling way. Her effortless style in the courtroom makes her an always-effective advocate. For judges and juries alike, Kat’s unique blend of talents make her both instantly likable and always commanding of respect.
Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2006-2021), Kat has earned the respect of her peers and adversaries alike. Her active trial practice spans nationally and includes experience as lead counsel in trials of products liability, commercial cases, professional malpractice, intentional torts, premises liability, and environmental and negligence claims, among others. The daughter of an U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Kat lived in more than ten homes before the age of 15. This important element of her upbringing has shaped her persona, cultivating a unique ability to connect with people from all over and feel at home traveling from state to state to try cases
In addition to being a tireless advocate for her clients, she also lends her time and talents to many organizations and causes in the community.
HONORS & AWARDS
- Recognized in Chambers USA in Litigation: General Commercial (Texas); Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Texas), 2020 – 2021
- Named in Best Lawyers in America’s 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2020 – 2022
- Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2006 – 2021
- Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star, 2018 – 2021
- Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the best female lawyers in the nation: 2017 Top 250 Women in Litigation; 2019 Top 250 Women in Litigation; 2021 Top 250 Women in Litigation
- Selected to Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers – Civil Litigation: Defense, 2006, 2008 – 2020
- Selected by Lawyer Monthly magazine for global 2016 Women in Law Award
- Defense Hot List – Geers V. Wyeth, National Law Journal, 2006
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS
- Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
- Fellow, Houston Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- Texas State Chair (2018)
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- National Board Representative (2012-present)
- Texas Board Representative (2012-present)
- Houston President (2015)
- Foundation Board of Trustees (2020)
- Foundation Board of Trustees, Secretary (2021)
- Foundation Treasurer (2022)
- International Association of Defense Counsel
- International Society of Barristers
- Defense Research Institute
- Litigation Counsel of America
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel
- American Bar Association
- Texas Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
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.
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
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.