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Justin O’Dell, Partner

 

To contact Justin, please email:
jbo@odelloneal.com
770-405-0164, X104

 

Support Staff:
Tyler Nicholson, paralegal
jtn@odelloneal.com
770-405-0164, X104

Justin O’Dell began practicing law and helping clients in times of need in 2002 after graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law and receiving his undergraduate degree at Furman University. He began his practice with a general scope and has experience in assisting clients in a variety of proceedings. Mr. O’Dell has litigated bench and jury cases in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, and in the various Superior, State, Probate and Juvenile Courts of Metro Atlanta, Georgia. He has also appeared before the Cherokee and Cobb County Board of Commissioners as well as the Marietta City Council on various client matters related to licensing and zoning. Justin has earned a community reputation as one of the “go to lawyers” in Cobb County, regardless of the type of matter involved. Over time, Justin has handled matters from both sides of a situation. This experience allows him to anticipate the positions and strategies of the other party.

Since coming to Marietta, Mr. O’Dell has also become ingrained in the local community through civic and nonprofit service. He serves on various civic and non-profit boards and is one of the founding Board members and Board Chairman of Reconnecting Families, Inc. Mr. O’Dell is an active member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and completed the Leadership Cobb program in 2007. Justin is active within the faith community as a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Marietta.

Education

  • Furman – B.S. Political Science 1999
  • University of Georgia School of Law, 2002 Cum laude

 

 

Admissions

Georgia, State and Federal Courts

Awards

Marietta Kiwanis Outstanding Leadership & Service 2009, 2010, 2011
Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service 2010
Cobb Life 20 Rising Stars Under 40 2010
Georgia Power “Citizen Wherever We Serve” Award 2012
Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars 2013-2015
Chairman’s Award – Cobb Chamber 2015
Judge Juanita Stedman Celebrating Families Award 2015

Organizations & Affiliations

First Baptist Church of Marietta 2004 – Present

  • Sunday School Instructor 2006 – Present
  • Board of Deacons 2010 – Present
  • Membership Ministry Chair 2011 – 2012
  • Church Leadership Council 2013 – 2014
  • Financial Oversight Committee 2011 – 2014
  • Committee Chair 2013 – 2014
  • Properties Committee 2005 – 2008
  • Committee Chair 2007 – 2008
  • Bylaws Revision Task Force 2006 – 2008
  • Church Parliamentarian 2015 – 2016

 

Kiwanis Club of Marietta 2005 – Present

  • Club Secretary 2014-2015
  • Club President Elect 2015-2016

 

Spiritual Aims Committee 2005

  • Sports and Social Committee 2005 – 2009
  • Committee Chair 2006 – 2007
  • Committee Chair 2007 – 2008

 

Scholarship Committee 2006 – 2007

  • Membership Committee 2009 – 2010
  • Committee Co-Chair 2009 – 2010
  • Programs Committee 2009 – 2010

 

Young Children Priority One Committee
2010 – 2011

  • Committee Co-Chair 2010 – 2011
  • Flag Committee 2006 – Present
  • Committee Co-Chair 2011 – 2014
  • Fundraising Committee 2013 – 2014
  • Board of Directors 2012 – Present
  • Treasurer/Financial Officer 2013 – 2014

 

Leadership Cobb 2006 – 2007

  • Leadership Cobb Alumni Association
    2007 – Present
  • Public Safety Committee 2007 – 2008
  • Social Services Committee 2008 – 2010
  • Committee Chair 2009 – 2010; 2016-2017
  • Cobb Youth Leadership/Leadership Cobb Joint Program Committee Chair 2013 – 2014

 

Dunleith Homeowners Association

  • President 2006 – 2009

 

 

NON-PROFIT

American Cancer Society

  • Swordsman’s Ball Committee 2009, 2013, 2014
  • Event Co-Chair 2014

 

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2015

  • N.W. Georgia Heart Walk Committee
    2015 – 2016

 

Cobb Community Collaborative

  • Board of Directors 2007 – 2010
  • Business Advisory Council 2007 – 2010
  • Council Chair 2007 – 2009

 

Cobb County Diaper Day

  • Founder & Committee Member 2009 – Present

 

Cobb Alcohol Task Force

  • Policy Council Chair 2013

 

Cobb Housing, Inc.

  • Board of Directors 2006 – 2010
  • Marketing Committee 2006 – 2008
  • Bylaws Revision Chair 2008
  • Finance Committee 2008 – 2009

 

Must Ministries

  • Celebrating Stardom Event Committee 2010

 

Reconnecting Families, Inc. 2008 – 2016

  • Board of Directors 2008 – 2016
  • Fundraising & Development Committee
    2008 – 2009
  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect 2009 – 2010
  • Chairman of the Board 2011 – 2012
  • Governance Committee 2012 – 2013
  • Annual Fundraiser Co-Chair 2013

 

SPLOST/E-SPLOST Campaigns
Committee Member 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

  • Co-Chairman, Secure Cobb’s Future 2014