Gordon W. Odell, Jr. was born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, Ohio. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985 and to the Alabama State Bar in 2004. His practice concentrates on civil litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, juvenile dependency, and non-profit law.
He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Business Administration - Management (Law) in 1980. He received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1985.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can: