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Richard D. O'Dea

Richard D. O'Dea

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Insurance, Wrongful Death

About Me

For 24 years Rich has successfully represented thousands of clients in claims involving serious bodily injury, brain injury, wrongful death, automobile/motorcycle accidents, liquor liability, insurance coverage disputes, sexual abuse, assault/battery, professional negligence, and work-related accidents.

Rich a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities and is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  His practice has been built on past successes and "word of mouth."  He welcomes the opportunity to assist you in handling your legal issues. 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    24 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    24 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-35%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert W. Keller

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Attorney O'Dea for several years. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and effective. Truly a talented trial lawyer. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney O'Dea on any personal injury case.

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    Robert Keller Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

O'Dea Law Firm, LLC.

4525 Allendale Drive
White Bear Lake, MN, 55127

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199703/24/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199106/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Civil Trial Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2013
Civil Trial Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2012
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMarindale Hubbell2011
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2011
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2010
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2010
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2009
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2009
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2008
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2008
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2007
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2006
Civil Trial SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2006
Super LawyerMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarMinneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarMinneapolis Law & Politics Magazine2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerO'Dea Law Firm, LLC.2014 - Present
Partner and FounderPalmer - O'Dea, LLC.2007 - 2014
Partner and FounderPalmer, Cody & O'Dea, LLC.2000 - 2006
OwnerO'Dea Law Office1991 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLife Member2011 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember2011 - 2014
Second Judicial Ethics CommitteeInvestigator2008 - 2014
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - 2014
United States District Court for the Western District of WisconsinBar Member2007 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationNo-Fault Arbitrator1997 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember1992 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MinnesotaBar Member1991 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
M.D. v. Holthus$680,000.00 Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
B.K. v. A.W.$1,250,000.00 policy limits settlement on behalf of client
Jane Doe v. G.B.$225,000.00 settlement for client, plus $40,000.00 in no-fault medical expense and wage loss benefits

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
St John's UniversityGovernment and International AffairsBS - Bachelor of Science1988