Justin O’Dell, Partner

Contact Justin:
jbo@odelloneal.com
770-405-0164

Support Staff:
Allison Marshall, paralegal
lam@odelloneal.com
770-405-0164, X1011

Justin O’Dell has been actively practicing law in Georgia since his admission to the bar in 2002.  He founded O’Dell & O’Neal Attorneys in January 2013, based on a commitment to clients and community. 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.

Mr. O’Dell has a broad range of practice areas, including but not limited to business and civil litigation disputes, family law matters, probate litigation and property litigation. He has appeared in a variety of forums related to property title and use.  Justin has also litigated consumer cases involving personal injury, wrongful foreclosure, wrongful eviction, breach of fiduciary duty and defective construction.  He has also successfully represented residential and commercial property owners facing claims of eminent domain.  Mr. O’Dell has successfully handled each of the last three election disputes in Cobb County.

Justin O’Dell was raised on a small family farm in Southern Idaho.  He attended Furman University, graduating in 1999 with a degree in Political Science.  He attended law school at the University of Georgia and completed his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, in 2002.  In addition to working on a farm, Mr. O’Dell worked as a summer seasonal wild land firefighter for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

Since coming to Marietta, Mr. O’Dell has 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. and the recipient of their annual Juanita Stedman Celebrating Families award. Mr. O’Dell is an active member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and completed the Leadership Cobb program in 2007.  He has been elected to leadership within the Kiwanis Club of Marietta to serve as Club Secretary, President-Elect and Club President.  Justin is active within the faith community as a member, Deacon and Sunday School Instruction at First Baptist Church of Marietta.

Mr. O’Dell’s work has been recognized in a variety of ways.  In 2010, he was named one of the 20 Rising Stars Under 40 in Cobb County, Georgia.  Also in 2010, Justin was recognized by the State Bar of Georgia with the Robert Benham Award for Community Service.  In 2012, Georgia Power awarded him their annual Citizen Wherever We Serve Award.  Super Lawyers selected him for the past three years as a Georgia Rising Star. He has received recognition for outstanding service by the Marietta Kiwanis club and the Cobb Collaborative.  In 2015, he was given the Chairman’s Award by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in recognition for his work in Co-Chairing the 2014 Countywide SPLOST referendum.  He was also awarded the 2016 Next Generation Award by the Cobb Young Professionals division of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.

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 2013-2017
  • Chairman’s Award – Cobb Chamber 2015
  • Judge Juanita Stedman Celebrating Families Award 2015
  • Cobb Young Professionals Next Generation Award 2016

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 2016-2017
  • 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

  • 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- Present

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