As a trial lawyer, Chris Odom found his calling and has had tremendous success. Mr. Odom graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law, 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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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., Mr. 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.
Mr. Odom clerked with law firms in New Orleans and Florida before starting his own law firm, Pepper & Odom, in 2012. During his time practicing law, Mr. Odom 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. Mr. Odom has served as lead trial counsel in numerous trials.
Mr. Odom is recognized for his success by various institutions including 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.
Mr. Odom is a ardent believer in the American legal system and a staunch advocate for preserving the individual rights created by the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Odom is proud to be a lawyer, and emboldened by the fact that fine lawyers, like Thomas Jefferson and others, created the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which still stand strong nearly 250 years later. Mr. Odom believes it is the responsibility of lawyers today to continue to tend to the constitution to keep it vital and to preserve and protect the rights we all enjoy. Lawyers are the custodians of the communities legal and ethical sense, and lawyers are responsible for the creation of rights such as freedom of the press, due process, equality, and jury trials. Mr. Odom particularly enjoys representing individuals in jury trials in order to keep the courts accessible, to guard the peoples’ rights and stop the greedy from taking advantage of the needy. Insurance companies and defense attorneys alike are fully aware of Mr. Odom’s preference for allowing juries to decide cases, and that Mr. Odom 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.
Mr. Odom is licensed by the Alabama State Bar Association to practice law in all state and federal courts in Alabama including the:
- Supreme Court of Alabama
- 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
CONTACT ATTORNEY ODOM
Pepper & Odom Law Firm offers free initial consultations and handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis. Attorney Odom has built a track record of success and helped his clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries. Contact him at 205-250-1107 today!