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Cody R. Rogers

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

Cody has been practicing in New Mexico state and federal courts since 2006, and is admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She represents clients in all stages of litigation, trials, and appeals. She has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court, in both jury and bench trials. She has received many favorable outcomes for her clients both in trial and in pretrial motion practice, which is a significant portion of her practice. She has successfully defended those results on appeal and has obtained reversal of rulings that were adverse to her clients. She has appeared and argued in the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the Tenth Circuit on several occasions. Cody also represents clients in administrative and regulatory proceedings in New Mexico. She serves as a hearing officer for personnel matters and conducts employment and other investigations for private businesses and government entities. She also advises private and government clients on employment matters and provides employee training on employment law topics. She writes and revises employee handbooks, policy manuals and personnel ordinances. Prior to joining Serpe Andrews, Cody was a partner in her own firm, Jarmie & Rogers, P.C., and a partner with Miller Stratvert P.A.

Cody’s clients are primarily individuals and businesses who find themselves facing lawsuits. She represents state and local governments and government agencies, as well as public employees and elected officials. She has represented numerous physicians and other healthcare providers and their practices. She also represents businesses and their employees. Her goal is to help her clients navigate the litigation process, and to improve their internal practices so that they can reduce litigation and defend it more successfully when it does occur.

Cody serves on several commissions, boards and judicial selection panels. She is a past President and Board Member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and was its 2011 Young Lawyer of the Year. Several times a year, she teaches continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics.

Cody is a native New Mexican, and lives in Las Cruces. She enjoys New Mexico’s spectacular outdoor scene, camping, hiking and backpacking throughout the state. For reasons that become less clear every year, she is a lifelong Denver Broncos fan.

Educational Background

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. 2006, manga cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • New Mexico State University, B.A., Psychology, 2003, with honors


  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Southern New Mexico Bar Association

Awards/Professional Recognition

  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015-2022
  • Best Lawyers-Employment Law, 2023
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Successfully defended judgment as a matter of law entered at trial in favor of physician, arguing that plaintiff’s medical expert did not offer sufficient testimony that physician breached the standard of care. Haselby v. Richardson, 2015 WL 4276178 (N.M. Ct. App. 2015).
  • Obtained appellate ruling reversing district court’s denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity in case involving allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement officers. Blackwell v. Strain, 496 Fed. Appx. 836 (10thCir. 2012).
  • In class action suit by former nursing students after nursing college lost its accreditation, obtained Court of Appeals reversal of district court order denying summary judgment on grounds that student handbook was a not binding written contact. Avalos v. Bd. Of Regents of New Mexico State University, 2017-NMCA-082, 406 P.3d 551.
  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of physician in medical malpractice claim alleging physician forced rehabilitation patient to perform exercises, resulting in fall, fracture and death. Maria Miranda v. Rehabilitation Hosp. of Southern N.M., et al.. D-307-CV-2009-01992.
  • In suit involving claims that New Mexico Department of Transportation negligently implemented traffic control in work zone and New Mexico State Police negligently directed traffic, resulting in tractor-trailer rear-ending plaintiff’s vehicle and causing severe injuries including third degree burns, obtained defense verdict for State Police and small portion of comparative fault for Department of Transportation; total verdict was less than 10% of last pre-trial settlement demand. Jesus Carranza v. New Mexico Dep’t. of Transp., D-307-CV-201102447.