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CHRISTOPHER ODOM

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As a personal injury trial lawyer representing clients who have been injured or killed, Christopher Douglas Odom found his calling and has had tremendous success. Christopher Douglas Odom was admitted to the bar in 2012 and received his law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 2012. Odom is a life-sustaining member of The University of Alabama Alumni Association and a member of the Farrah Law Alumni Association at UA Law School,  where he was a Senior Editor on the Journal of The Legal Profession and graduated in the top 10% of his class. While in law school, Odom won awards for Best Paper for his legal writing abilities; he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, The Maritime Law Society of the United States and he served as a professor’s research assistant. Odom graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance with a 4.0 GPA. While attending M.S.U., Odom served as the Student Government Secretary, consecutively remained on the presidents list, received The Alvis Hunt Banking Excellence Scholarship; he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society as well as Phi Kappa Phi.


During law school, Attorney Odom clerked with a top law firm in New Orleans specializing in both insurance defense and Maritime & Admiralty accident trials primarily against major oil companies in the Federal and State Trial Courts of Louisiana.  He also clerked with a law firm in Florida specializing in tractor trailer and motor vehicle accident trials primarily against large insurance companies and corporations in the Federal and State Trial Courts of Florida. 


After graduating law school, he declined job offers at two insurance defense law firms knowing that those were not the kind of cases or clients that he wanted to represent nor the environments he wanted to work in. Odom instead formed his own law practice with one of his close friends, Everett Pepper, in 2012 where he could take the kind of cases he wanted and handle them his own way. Odom was lead counsel on his first jury trial within months of beginning his practice. He immediately grabbed the attention of various peer recognition institutions and was recognized for his courtroom successes by The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers Top 10 Best Attorneys for Alabama, The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Litigation Under 40, among many others.


He is a member of the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, The Alabama Association for Justice, The Birmingham Bar Association, The National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, The Alabama Bar Association, The University of Alabama Alumni Association, The Farrah Law Alumni Society, The Mississippi State University Alumni Association and others. 


With law offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi, Odom got a good start on practicing law and has had extensive experience with lawsuits involving insurance companies, offshore maritime oilfield accidents, industrial accidents, commercial vehicle collisions, multi-district defective product litigation, product liability and premises accidents involving deaths from shootings, electrocutions and child drownings. Odom enjoys knowing that he is helping people, he absolutely loves the thrill of a trial in the courthouse and he has a full trial docket into the next several years. He has been lead counsel in dozens and dozens of trials. 


 Chris Odom is extremely proud to be a lawyer, and emboldened by the fact that it was lawyers, like Thomas Jefferson and others, who created the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, still standing strong nearly 250 years later. Lawyers are responsible for the creation of rights such as freedom of the press, due process, equality, and jury trials, and Odom believes it is the responsibility of lawyers today to continue to tend to the U.S. Constitution to keep it vital and to preserve and protect those rights we all enjoy. Odom believes that lawyers are the custodians of the communities legal and ethical sense, and we must set good examples in that regard.

 

This Birmingham lawyer loves jury trials, and he enjoys it the most when he knows he is giving the ordinary person their day in court and knowing he is not going to let any person or corporation run over someone. Odom knows that our sacred Courts and jury trials are truly the only thing standing between you and a world full of mean and greedy people behind the walls of massive corporations who would abuse and take advantage of people if they could get away with it. 

Odom has a passion for representing individuals in jury trials, and he is very meticulous about his trial preparation and is always well prepared.

 

In his personal life, Chris is married to his wife, Amber, and they reside in the Ross Bridge community in Hoover, Alabama with their two fur babies, Bentley and Emmy. 


BAR ADMISSIONS

Christopher D. Odom is licensed by the Alabama State Bar Association to practice law in all Courts in the State of Alabama including the:


  • The Supreme Court of Alabama
  • The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
  • All Alabama Circuit and District Courts 
  • All Alabama Probate and Municipal Courts 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama 
  • US Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Alabama 
  • US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama 

RECOGNITION& ACCOLADES

  • Recipient, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Recipient, National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Recipient, National Association of Distinguished Counsel 
  • Recipient, The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers Top 10 Best Attorneys for Alabama

PRACTICES

  •  Maritime/Admiralty & Jones Act Cases
  • Tractor Trailer Crashes 
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents 
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions 
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Railroad Injuries
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse 
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Mass Torts including 3M Ear Plugs
  • Defective Dangerous Products Causing Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents 
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Vicious Dog Attacks 
  • Barges and Tug Boat Accidents 
  • Boating Accidents 
  • Defective Dangerous Medical Implants 
  • Chemical Burns
  • Plant Explosions 
  • CALL FOR ADDITIONAL INQUIRIES 

CALL ME NOW

Waiting even one day after an accident is too long. Defendants immediately start collecting or even allowing evidence to be destroyed. You need a law firm like ours who will immediately send investigators and engineers to the accident scene. We know to quickly file the lawsuits and begin to preserve evidence before it is destroyed and your case is forever damaged. Pepper & Odom Law Firm offers free initial consultations and handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will never pay anything out of pocket and we only get paid if we recover for you. Chris Odom has a near perfect track record of success and has helped his clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries. Contact him at 205-250-1107 today! Odom accepts cases in Alabama, Mississippi and Nationwide utilizing local counsel. Odom also welcomes out of state attorneys to work with him as local counsel in Alabama if they have a case here. 

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