John Gregory Odom
John Gregory Odom was born November 29, 1951 in the small South Georgia farming community of Hahira. He graduated from Yale cum laude in 1973, having concentrated his studies in Medieval and Renaissance English literature. He then studied for two years at The Queen’s College, Oxford and was awarded B.A. (hons) and M.A. degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1978, and was admitted to the Georgia Bar immediately upon graduation.
After practicing for several years in Savannah and Washington, Mr. Odom moved to New Orleans in 1982 and was a partner in the business litigation section of a major regional law firm until 1990. In the spring of that year he withdrew to form his own firm, which evolved into Odom & Des Roches, LLP.
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