Deborah Roden


Woodhouse Roden Ames & Brennan, LLC
1912 Capitol Avenue
Suite 500
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Tel: (307) 432-9399


Deborah Roden is the Managing Partner of Woodhouse Roden Ames & Brennan, a leading Cheyenne based full service law firm. Debb is a trial lawyer who appears in court on a weekly basis. She practices in both state and federal Courts at the trial and appellate levels managing complex civil and criminal litigation cases. The majority of Debb’s practice is focused on business representation, civil litigation, juvenile representation and criminal defense.

Her business acumen and ability to understand her client’s unique needs allows Debb to represent Wyoming companies in areas such as telecommunications, land use and development, retail services, and construction. She looks at all the legal angles in each case and tenaciously represents her clients. Debb prides herself on working hard and knowing her case better than anyone else.

Debb was honored to begin her legal career by serving as the law clerk for the Honorable William C. Beaman, United States Federal Magistrate. Debb’s hard work and skill led her to be honored as a Mountain States Super lawyers Rising Star, a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and to be selected to attend the Trial Lawyers College.

Debb is admitted to practice before theTenth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court – District of Wyoming, Wyoming State Courts. Her past experience includes: Managing Partner, Woodhouse Roden Ames & Brennan, LLC – 2009 to Present, Associate, Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC – 2005 to 2008, Law Clerk, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming – 2004 to 2005, Summer Associate, Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Deitrich, PLLP – 2003

In Interest of AAAE, 2020 WY 117 (Wyo. 2020)
U.S. v. Garcia, 936 F.3d 1128 (10th Cir. 2019)
In Interest of L-MHB, 401 P.3d 949 (Wyo. 2017)
BearCloud v. State, 334 P.3d 132 (Wyo. 2014)
U.S. v. Castro-Perez, 749 F.3d 1209 (10th Cir. 2014)
Goodman v. Voss, 248 P.3d 1120 (Wyo. 2011)
Federal Trade Commission v. Accusearch Inc., 570 F.3d 1187 (10th Cir. 2009)
Voss v. Goodman, 203 P.3d 415 (Wyo. 2009)
Donnelly v. Donnelly, 92 P.3d 298 (Wyo. 2004)

Member Criminal Justice Assistance – (CJA) Standing Committee
Member-10th Circuit Court of Appeals – CJA Panel
Appointed Member of the Practitioner’s Advisory Group (PAG) to the United States Sentencing Commission
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Mountain States SuperLawyers Rising Star
Alumni of the Trial Lawyers College
Member Laramie County Bar Association
Criminal Justice Assistance Panel
– Presenter
Author, The Heavy Burden of a Guardian Ad Litem, 36 Dec. Wyo. Law. 30

We are a full service firm that has over eighty years of combined experience across many practices areas of law. Our attorneys have a variety of experiences and capabilities to represent you in all of your legal needs, including family challenges, criminal and civil matters, and business representation. We understand the range of obstacles that many people face regarding legal matters , and we are happy to provide you with the advice and advocacy you need to get the results you deserve.

Legal matters can be stressful and overwhelming, and our firm is committed to understanding and listening carefully to all of your concerns. It is important to us that we work for the best outcome for your situation.

From misdemeanors to felonies, neighborly disputes to complex litigation, business startups to succession planning, slip and fall to life-threatening accidents, whatever your case may be our firm’s diverse set of skills  and competencies ensure that you are in capable hands. Our attorneys love being in the courtroom and have hundreds of hours of experience in mediations, negotiation, and trial.

We are attentive and will keep you informed in your legal matter throughout the entire process. We have an incredible team of attorneys and legal staff that are receptive and treat every client’s case with the respect and attention it deserves.