Every year we invite the public to join us in watching the 4th of July Parade. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Marietta, an ideal spot to watch the parade. We also had complementary biscuits, snow cones, parking and beverages for everyone to enjoy. This year attorney Justin O’Dell handed out biscuits to trolley riders and drivers as they came by during the parade. We had a great crowd for 2017 and can’t wait to host again next year!
In The Community
Prior to the SPLOST vote in November 2014, Justin O’Dell spent countless hours dedicating himself to the merits of its value to Cobb County. He knew that the continuation of the SPLOST would mean improvements in transportation, public safety and quality of life for all residents of Cobb. As co-chair of the effort to Secure Cobb’s Future, Justin understood that the needs of many should outweigh the negative few.
As a continuation of his efforts to secure a great future for residents of Cobb, Justin O’Dell has joined with other business leaders in the community in a grassroots initiative that will carry the torch for more progress. As Vice-Chair of the “Good for Cobb” Steering Committee, Justin will serve the community in promoting improvements through development and projects. Bringing the Braves to Cobb was just the beginning of many good things to come for the citizens of Cobb. From the courtroom to the community, Justin is committed to serving clients and community.
“To be impactful and relevant economic, social and civic leaders in our communities.”
That is the vision of a dynamic group of young professional leaders in the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Cobb Young Professionals is dedicated to cultivating leaders within the Cobb community who will thrive in the workplace and grow in their potential to contribute. O’Dell & O’Neal is proud to announce that Leslie O’Neal is the CYP Chair for 2015!
Cobb Young Professionals kicked off the new year at the Georgia Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games. They played basketball and cheered for the athletes, supporting a great organization in the spirit of training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities. At their kick-off celebration event, Leslie O’Neal announced many exciting and rewarding events and opportunities for CYP in 2015. We can’t wait to see how they develop their potential and strengthen Cobb County!
The 2015 Chairman’s Award was presented to Justin O’Dell at the 73rd Cobb Chamber Annual Dinner Celebration. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, commitment, support and enthusiasm to the Cobb Chamber. Justin devoted much of his time to the renewal of the SPLOST, securing Cobb’s future as a leader in job creation, protecting our community and providing a quality of life that’s second to none.
In addition to serving clients, Justin O’Dell worked tirelessly for months to Secure Cobb’s Future. His efforts as co-chair of the advocacy group for a 1% sales tax referendum to improve transportation, quality of life and public safety across Cobb county were met with victory as 53% of voters said yes. Mr. O’Dell took his courtroom experience in educating and advocating outside the courthouse to the citizens of Cobb at town hall meetings and civic gatherings. Approval of this SPLOST is a testament to the educated voters in Cobb and their strong desire secure the future of this county. Serving clients and community on a daily basis, Justin O’Dell is committed to moving people forward to a better future!
This month, the students at Lockheed Elementary School in Marietta got a special treat. Leslie O’Neal spent time with Kindergarteners reading “Bunny Cakes”. In her role on the Cobb County Board of the United Way, Leslie always looks forward to volunteer opportunities in local elementary schools. The story of “Bunny Cakes” is much like legal disputes. Max and his sister, Ruby, have different ideas about what kind of cake to bake. But in the end, compromise prevails and a settlement is reached!
We are pleased to announce that Justin O’Dell has been recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters! Justin is the only attorney in Cobb County to hold this special certification and will offer his services to assist area Judges in a variety of ways. As a Special Master appointed by a Judge, Mr. O’Dell can provide time and cost savings to the Court. He is qualified to assist parties in reaching settlement agreements and resolving discovery in Family Law matters, resolving Contract and Employment disputes and serving as a Civil Trial Master. Mr. O’Dell can be appointed to oversee the implementation of court orders and/or settlement agreements in Civil Matters. At O’Dell & O’Neal, we continue to seek ways in which we can serve our clients and the community!
Justin O’Dell has been an advocate for positive changes in Cobb County for his entire career practicing law. He is committed to supporting improvements in transportation, quality of life and public safety for all residents of Cobb. On November 4th, voters in Cobb will have the opportunity to vote on a SPLOST approval that will provide funds for future projects and enhancements. Justin O’Dell is Co-Chair of the committee to “Secure Cobb’s Future” and will work to gather information and deliver it to voters.
Celebrating Families is a weekly event in Judge Stedman’s drug treatment court program. Families in the program come together every week for a dinner, fellowship, parenting and life skills training. The staff at O’Dell & O’Neal partnered with Kiwanis volunteers, David Cohen and Julie Jacobs, to help serve food for the May 8th dinner. We enjoyed the interaction with the kids and their parents who are working so hard to function positively.