"In serving clients, I strive to apply all the qualities my family has helped me develop--resilience, a strong work ethic, motivation, and patience. I have to be patient—I'm the father of twins!"
Greg Odom defends clients in mass toxic torts and commercial litigation. Greg also advises businesses and business groups on cybersecurity issues, with an emphasis on biometric privacy law compliance. An experienced trial attorney, he represents individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts across Illinois and Missouri, with an emphasis on defending clients in southern Illinois and the metropolitan St. Louis region. Greg is a native of southern Illinois, graduating from Crab Orchard High School and attending SIUC for both college and law school. Currently, he resides in Jefferson County, Illinois, with his wife, a Clerk for the District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in Benton, and two children.
Greg's mass toxic torts litigation experience includes defending product manufacturers, premises owners, talc suppliers, and a variety of other companies in hundreds of asbestos and benzene exposure cases. In this role, Greg oversees case investigation, discovery, dispositive motion practice, expert discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. He has helped his clients win motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, as well as obtain voluntary dismissals, even when evidence against his clients was presented.
Greg's commercial litigation experience includes representing individuals, businesses, and government agencies in cases arising from various types of commercial projects, ranging in value from $20,000 to over $25 million. He has tried multiple commercial litigation cases to verdict.
In addition to his toxic torts and commercial litigation work, Greg has pursued and defended declaratory judgment actions, pursued subrogation claims, conducted insurance coverage analyses, and assisted insurers in determining language to be used in insurance policies. Greg also has represented individuals and businesses in personal injury claims, including auto accident, slip-and-fall, and construction accident claims. Finally, Greg has represented multiple state and local government agencies, including municipalities, police departments, and conservancy districts in a variety of claims, such as civil rights, wrongful termination, wage dispute, intentional torts, and commercial litigation.
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