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Jason Odom was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida.  Following high school, Jason enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Jason attended college at the University of Central Florida, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  After college, Jason attended and graduated from the Stetson University College of Law.    


After graduating from law school, Jason worked in Tampa with Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A., a labor & employment law firm, representing large, national employers and governmental entities.  While in Tampa, Jason served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division, where he spearheaded projects that benefited foster children.


Jason returned home to Vero Beach in 2006, where he resides with his wife Brooke, and their three children.  Jason continues to work as a litigation attorney with the law firm of Gould, Cooksey, Fennell, P.A., handling cases involving employment and labor law, probate and trust litigation, and personal injury.  Jason is active in local charitable causes, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Indian River County.  Jason is an AV rated attorney, and in 2007 and 2008, Jason was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the Top Up and Coming attorneys in the State of Florida.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Employment: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($275-375/hour), contingent (20-30%)

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    I've had the pleasure of knowing and referring cases to Mr. Odom for a number of years. He is a dedicated local practitioner, and I highly endorse his work.


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Contact info

Gould, Cooksey, Fennell, P.A.

979 Beachland Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL, 32963-1688


FLMember in Good Standing200106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Up and Coming AttorneysFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Top Up and Coming AttorneysFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A.2001 - 2006
InternUnited States District Court, Middle District of Florida2000 - 2000
Law ClerkUnited States Attorneys Office1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indian River Chamber of CommerceGeneral Counsel2013 - Present
Fla. Supreme Court Commission on ProfessionalismMember2010 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sister of Indian River CountyChairman2010 - Present
Indian River County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters Adviosry Board for Indian River CountyBoard Member2007 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2006 - Present
Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChairman2008 - 2009
Florida Employment LawyersMember2006 - 2010
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patricia Hanson as Personal Representative for the Estate of Albert Williams v. The Place at Vero BeachSettlement
Suarez-Navarro v. Nozzle NolenSettlement
Duvall v. Jane DoeSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough LawyerDisparate Impact Liability Under the ADEA2005
Hillsborough LawyerNLRB Limits Weingarten Rights To Union Employees2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Indian River County Estate Planning CouncilProbate and Trust Litigation2015
Florida Paralegal AssociationProbate and Trust Litigation2013
Paralegal ConferenceEmployment law2009
Paralegal ConventionWage and Hour Law2007
TSG, P.A. Annual SeminarPublic Sector Law Update2005
Head Start Annual ConventionLabor Unions2005
TSG, P.A. Annual SeminarHarassment and Retaliation Law Update2004
TSG, P.A. Annual SeminarFair Credit Reporting Act Compliance2003
TSG, P.A. Annual SeminarPrivacy in the workplace2002