Chris Odom

Attorney Chris Odom in suit in front of courthouse

As a personal injury trial lawyer representing clients who experience an injury or suffer fatality, Christopher D. Odom found his calling and has had tremendous success in his career. The year of 2012, Chris Odom sought admittance to the bar, and received his law degree from The University of The Alabama School of Law (UA).

Chris Odom is a life-sustaining member of The University of Alabama Alumni Association and a member of the Farrah Law Alumni Association at UA Law School, where he was a Senior Editor on the Journal of The Legal Profession and graduated in the top 10% of his class. While in law school, Odom won awards prompted for his acquisition of Best Paper for his legal writing abilities.

Chris Odom was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, The Maritime Law Society of the United States, and he served as a professor’s research assistant. Odom graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance with a 4.0 GPA.

While attending Mississippi State University (MSU), Odom served as the Student Government Secretary, consecutively remained on the president’s list, maintained a membership of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi, and rightfully received The Alvis Hunt Banking Excellence Scholarship.


During law school, Trial Attorney Chris Odom clerked with a top law firm in New Orleans specializing in both insurance defense and Maritime & Admiralty accident trials primarily against major oil companies in the Federal and State Trial Courts of Louisiana. He also clerked with a law firm in Florida specializing in tractor trailer and motor vehicle accident trials primarily against large insurance companies and corporations in the Federal and State Trial Courts of Florida.

After graduating from law school, he declined job offers at two insurance defense law firms, knowing that those were not the kind of cases or clients that he wanted to represent, nor the environments he wanted to work in. Instead, Chris Odom formed his own law practice with one of his close friends, Everett Pepper, in 2012 where he could take the kind of cases he wanted and handle them his own way.

Odom was lead counsel on his first jury trial within months of beginning his own practice. He immediately grabbed the attention of various peer recognition institutions and gained very much recognition for his courtroom successes by The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers Top 10 Best Attorneys for Alabama, The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Litigation Under 40, and more among many others.

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Chris Odom is a member of the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, The Alabama Association for Justice, The Birmingham Bar Association, The National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, and The Alabama Bar Association. He is also a member of The University of Alabama Alumni Association, The Farrah Law Alumni Society, The Mississippi State University Alumni Association and others.

With law offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi, Chris Odom got a good start on practicing law and has had extensive experience with lawsuits. His experience of those lawsuits involves insurance companies, offshore maritime accidents, maritime oilfield accidents, industrial accidents, commercial vehicle collisions, multi-district defective product litigation, product liability and premises accidents involving deaths from shootings, electrocutions and child drownings.

Odom enjoys knowing that he is helping people get the restitution they deserve. Trial lawyer, Chris Odom, loves the thrill of a trail in the courthouse, and consequently he has a full trial docket into the next several years to come.

Chris has been lead counsel in dozens and dozens of trials as well.

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Chris Odom is extremely proud to be a lawyer, and emboldened by the fact that it was lawyers, like Thomas Jefferson and others, who created the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which is still standing strong nearly 250 years later. Lawyers are responsible for the creation of rights such as freedom of the press, due process, equality, and jury trials.

Odom believes it is the responsibility of lawyers in today’s time to continue to tend to the U.S. Constitution to keep it vital and relevant, and to preserve and protect those rights and freedoms we all enjoy. He believes that lawyers are the custodians of the communities’ legal and ethical sense, and that they must set good examples in that regard.

This Birmingham lawyer has a lot of love for jury trials. Something Chris enjoys the most is when he knows he is giving the ordinary person their day in court and he is not going to let any person or corporation take advantage of said person.

Chris Odom knows that our sacred courts and jury trials are truly the only thing standing between you and a world full of malicious and greedy people behind the walls of massive corporations who would abuse and take advantage of people if they know they could get away with it. With a burning passion for representing individuals in jury trials, Chris Odom is meticulous about his trail preparation to be sure he is always on top.

On a more intimate side of this Alabama trail lawyer, a look into his life is very much relatable to most. In his personal life, Chris and his family reside in the Ross Bridge community in Hoover, Alabama. His family consists of his wife, Amber, and their two fur babies, Bentley and Emmy.

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Christopher D. Odom is licensed by the Alabama State Bar Association to practice law in all Courts in the State of Alabama including the:

  • The Supreme Court of Alabama
  • The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
  • All Alabama Circuit and District Courts
  • All Alabama Probate and Municipal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama
  • US Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Alabama
  • US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama



Waiting even one day after an accident is too long. Defendants immediately start collecting or even allowing evidence to be destroyed. You need a law firm like ours who will immediately send investigators and engineers to the accident scene.

We know how to file lawsuits quickly and begin to preserve evidence before it is uncollectable so that your claim does not lose validity or become permanently damaged. Pepper & Odom Law Firm offers free initial consultations and handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis.

This means you will never have to pay anything out of pocket and we only get paid if we recover for you. Chris Odom has a near perfect track record of success and has helped his clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries. 

Contact him at the office in Birmingham, Alabama at 205-250-1107 today! Chris Odom accepts cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and nationwide utilizing local counsel.

He also welcomes out-of-state attorneys to work with him as local counsel in Alabama if they have a case here.