Top LA & OC Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Robert Odell is a top employment attorney in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Robert has been repeatedly named as a Superlawyer Rising Star and as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in California” by the Daily Journal, California’s largest and most well-respected legal publication.
During his career, Robert has recovered tens of millions of dollars in wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and whistleblower cases, including seven and eight-figure trial verdicts, one of which was over $25,000,000.
Robert Odell is also believed to be the youngest attorney in California history to obtain an eight-figure employment verdict as lead trial counsel.
Employment Law Services
We Focus On The Following Areas Of Employment Law, Click Through To Learn More:
- Wrongful Termination
- WhistleBlower Retaliation
- Harassment and Hostile Work Environment
- Sexual Harassment
- Pregnancy Leave Law
- Medical Leave Law
What Makes Odell Law Different From 99% Of Other Law Firms?
(1) Robert A. Odell, Is An Actual, Top Trial Attorney Who Has Obtained Six, Seven And Eight-Figure Jury Verdicts As Lead Trial Counsel
Most attorneys have never been to trial, let alone acted as lead trial counsel. Further, less than 1% of attorneys have ever recovered large, seven and eight-figure jury verdicts for their clients.
Hiring a proven trial attorney dramatically increases the value of your case. This is because the Defendant will know that the threat of trial is real and that your attorney has the proven skill to secure a large verdict against them.
(2) We Add Value By Filing And Litigating Your Case In Court
Many attorneys refuse to file and litigate your case in court (or will do a very poor job of it). Instead, those lawyers will take hundreds of cases and push their clients to settle for pennies-on-the-dollar, simply because litigation and trial are not part of their firm’s business model.
Our firm chooses our cases carefully and fights hard for a maximum-value settlement, not quick money. If the Defendant refuses to pay fair value, we will file your case in court and spend hundreds of hours aggressively litigating and pushing your case towards trial. We will fight to obtain critical documents, take multiple depositions, talk to witnesses, file discovery motions and oppose Defendant’s attempts to dismantle your case. We have built a strong reputation amongst the employment defense bar and insurance carriers that we do not back down and do not accept low-value settlement offers for quality cases.
(3) We Take A Limited Number Of Cases So That We Can Maximize the Value of Yours
We are not a big “settlement factory” law firm where your case is bought and sold in bulk. Bigger law firms frequently operate on a “low-risk, high-volume” business model where your case may be one of hundreds that is passed around to several less-experienced lawyers – many of whom you will never meet. If you refuse to take a low-value settlement, these lawyers will either pass you off to a different law firm or drop your case entirely.
Unlike big settlement firms, we reject 90-95% of potential cases so that we can focus on yours. If we accept your case, Robert A. Odell will your actual litigation attorney, not someone else. Robert Odell will make the day-to-day decisions on your case and (most importantly) will be your trial lawyer when the time comes.
(4) We Gladly Share Our 100% Real Case Results And Provide Details
Many lawyers will not publish their past settlements and verdicts simply because they do not have them or because they accept low-value offers. Alternatively, some attorneys will publish exaggerated or false case results or will even take credit for “trial verdicts” that were obtained by completely different attorneys.
Unlike other firms, we gladly share many of our past results and go out of our way to provide details on the unique facts of those cases and how they resolved. We do this to show our clients (and the defense bar) that we take our cases seriously and will fight hard to obtain the right result, not easy money.
Every settlement reported on our website was an actual case that was handled by our lead attorney, Robert A. Odell. In addition, the reported trial verdicts are from cases where Robert Odell was the lead trial counsel on the case – meaning he was the primary courtroom advocate who delivered the opening and closing statements, selected the jury, cross-examined the important witnesses and delivered the punitive damages arguments.
It is very important that you retain an employment lawyer who has actually taken cases to trial and who has acted as the lead trial counsel – not someone who pretends to be.
Employment Law Results
$25,142,000.00 Whistleblower Jury Verdict
At only 31 years old, Robert acted as the lead trial counsel for an employee who was wrongfully terminated after reporting an illegal kickback scheme. At the time, the verdict was the highest single-plaintiff whistleblower award in California history and Robert also became the youngest trial attorney to ever obtain such a result. (See Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc., 2017 Los Angeles Case No. BC601259)
Orange County Employment Law
Robert Odell has practiced employment law in Orange County for nearly a decade and has obtained incredible jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Growing Up In Garden Grove & Huntington Beach
An Orange County native, Robert grew up in Garden Grove, CA and spent his youth frequenting nearby Huntington Beach for its exceptional surf. As a high school student, Robert excelled at math and science and discovered his passion for competitive sports as he became one of the top cross country and track runners in Orange County.
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