Paul W. Rodney

Paul W. Rodney

Senior Associate

Paul Rodney's practice includes all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis on complex commercial and environmental litigation, regulatory counseling, and appellate matters. He regularly counsels clients on strategies to ensure compliance with FDA and FTC regulations. Mr. Rodney also advises clients on environmental permitting issues. His clients operate in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, consumer product distribution, insurance, power generation and transmission, and real estate. Mr. Rodney also devotes substantial energy to various pro bono initiatives, including efforts to protect children in the foster care system and civil and criminal representation for indigent clients.

Mr. Rodney received his JD from the University of Denver College of Law in 2009, where he served as Senior Staff Editor for the Denver University Law Review and Court Reports Editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review. Prior to receiving his law degree, Dr. Rodney received his PhD in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. He also worked as a consultant and technical writer for international technology and engineering companies, which included developing documentation that addressed FDA regulations for pharmaceutical manufacturers.


  • Obtained reversal of district court order terminating client's parental rights under state stepparent adoption statute.
  • Co-authored amicus briefs regarding election of state judges and campaign contributions for the United States Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Co-authored amicus brief regarding the impact of state financial law on education and transportation infrastructure for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Co-authored amicus brief addressing the statutory basis for foster parent involvement in state dependency and neglect proceedings.


  • JD, University of Denver School of Law, 2009, Order of St. Ives
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1996
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1992
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1991, summa cum laude
  • Colorado
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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