James R. Odell

James R. Odell

Of Counsel
Lexington, Kentucky

James R. Odell is a member of 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Pre and Post-judgment Creditors’ Remedies

Bar Admissions

  • 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 6th Circuit


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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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