Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Representation
  • Land Use
  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Representation
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Law including Licensing Boards

Bar Admissions

  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, District of Wyoming
  • Wyoming State Courts

Deborah L. Roden

Managing Partner

Debb is a trial lawyer who appears in court multiple times each week. The majority of her practice is focused on business representation, civil litigation, juvenile representation and criminal defense. Debb practices in both state and federal Courts at the trial and appellate levels managing complex civil and criminal litigation cases.

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 Superlawyers Rising Star, a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and to be selected to attend the Trial Lawyers College.

Published Cases

  • 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)

Professional Leadership

  • 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
  • Presenter - Criminal Justice Assistance Panel
  • Author, The Heavy Burden of a Guardian Ad Litem, 36 Dec. Wyo. Law. 30

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner, Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, 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


  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., with Honors. 2004
  • University of Wyoming, B.A. in Mathematics with Honors, Minor in Spanish, 1999

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