Jessica N. Odum

Associate, Chicago Office

Jessica Odum is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of property subrogation, products liability, and premises liability. Ms. Odum has experience dealing with catastrophic property damage losses stemming from fire and flood occurrences. She is well-versed in conducting fact and expert discovery, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, exploring alternative dispute resolutions, and negotiating favorable settlements.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Odum specialized in defending manufacturers of industrial, commercial, and pharmaceutical products in mass tort, product liability, and premises liability cases. She has served as national coordinating counsel and regional counsel for both product manufacturers and premises owners, regularly assessing and analyzing risk, developing long-term litigation strategies, and implementing case protocols. Ms. Odum’s time on the defense side provides her with a unique, insider advantage in representing plaintiffs in the same lawsuits that she previously defended.

Before pursuing a career in law, Ms. Odum worked for several international non-profit organizations as an executive assistant and project manager, roles that solidified her commitment to her community and pro bono practice. Ms. Odum continues to support the community through her work as a volunteer attorney for Equip for Equality, an organization that works to advance the educational rights of children with special needs.

Ms. Odum earned her B.S. in Journalism and Political Science from Miami University and received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ms. Odum lives in the city with her husband, three children, and mini-goldendoodle.


  • Miami University, 2005
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2013


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court- Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court- Southern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Volunteer / Public Service

  • Equip for Equality, Volunteer Attorney
  • Luminous Fund, Board Member

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