James R. Odell

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Phone: 859-252-6700
Fax: 859-255-3735
Email: Email Me

James R. Odell is Of Counsel in the firm's Collections Group. He has earned a distinguished reputation for providing clients with practical, effective collections strategies over 40 years of practice, including six years as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney.

Mr. Odell represents creditors in a wide variety of industries, handling claims litigation with an emphasis on pre- and post-judgment creditors' remedies to protect and recover collateral and collect debts owed.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, LL.B., Bachelor of Laws - 1964
  • College of William & Mary, A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 1960


  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Past President
  • Fayette County Legal Aid, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating*
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

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