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Richard D. O'Dea

Personal injury Attorney at White Bear Lake, MN

4.9   11 reviews

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

For 30+ years Rich has successfully represented several thousand 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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Licensed for 31 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/08/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/28/2022

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O'Dea Law Firm, LLC.
4525 Allendale Drive
White Bear Lake, MN, 55127

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Sandra | February 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr. O'Dea handled my personal injury case with diligence, respect, and honesty. He kept me involved and answered my relentless questions with patience and respect which resulted in a positive agreeable, and fair outcome of my case.
Posted by Stian | May 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury compensation
Working with Rich was a great experience. A devastating car accident left me in a state of shock and pain. I was a teenager when this happened and did not know how I would move forward with a personal injury. However, I felt that I had a right to be compensated for my injuries. When someone I first met Rich, I was motivated to seek this compensation and move forward. Rich worked with me to explain the process and calm my nerves about the whole situation. I can tell that Rich really does care about his clients and he understands the struggles that personal injuries bring. I would highly recommend Rich to anyone who is dealing with a personal injury and would like compensation.
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Posted by Brittany | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I went to Rich when I was being treated for an auto accident. All I wanted was my medical bills to be paid and to be treated back to health. He was very informative and a great communicator throughout the process. He was straightforward with what he thought would happen and was very easy to work with. He was able to successfully get my bills paid! It took a huge weight off of my shoulders having him help me through a process I wasn’t very familiar with. You’ll be in good hands if you go with Rich!
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Posted by Caitlin | July 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer - Highly Recommend!
I hired Rich to help me after I was in a bad car accident. I had been hit by a drunk driver and broke my wrist and injured my neck. After only about 3 months, my insurance company was pressuring me to settle. I had never been in an accident or hired a lawyer before, so I was a bit hesitant to do so at first, however I am so glad I did. Because of Rich, I was able to continue receiving medical treatment without having to worry about the insurance adjustors harassing me. In the end, my claim was settled and I was able to get my bills paid AND still continue to receive treatment for my neck injury. Rich is flexible, responsive, honest, and extremely knowledgeable. He felt very confident about my case right from the beginning, which in turn made me feel confident. I am so grateful to Rich for everything he did for me and would highly recommend him to anyone else in need of a great attorney! He knows what he's doing and will get the job done!
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Posted by Tracy | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, honest and no bullshit type of attitude, would 100% recommend
I felt from the very beginning that I was in good hands. Richard never beat around the Bush he was always completely honest about what my options were and what he recommended I do for my particular situation. He also was very helpful in helping make sure I was getting the proper health care for all of my injuries so nothing went untreated. Would and have recommended him to family AND friends. Thanks Rich!
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Posted by Edward | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle accident.
I contacted Richard a few days after my accident. He agreed to counsel me and saw me that very day. He was very upfront about my options and steps that we would need to go threw. Very personal.
Posted by Deb | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Richard did an amazing job for me. It was a difficult case. I would recommend Richard any day if the week.
Posted by Ryan | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
He is very professional and works with your needs. I couldn't ask for a better more honest attorney. He gave me advise so much and wouldn't just have a suit to have a suit. He wants to make sure it's all ethical!
Posted by JOHN | January 27, 2013
A Satisfied Client
I am grateful that a friend referred Richard D. O'Dea to represent me in a personal injury claim. It was a matter of an uninsured driver. Rich is a very diligent and qualified attorney. All communication we had with him was swift and easily understood. The case was settled out of court.
Posted by vivian | July 18, 2011
Mr. O'Dea made my Day!!
ONE SERIOUS accident left me quite stunned and out of sorts not to mention all the pain I had. Mr O'dea completely took control of my every need, from the day I hired him. He was dilegent in every aspect of my suit against the person, (persons) at fault, and quickly handled all necessary paperwork and filings. Which resulted in a very fast and speedy settlement. He was exceptional in communication and answered all silly questions I had. ( cause I surely didnt know the law, and my rights) I would refer Richard to each and every person that needed a lawyer. I thank Mr. O'Dea for being my TRUE SAVIOR
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
I liked that he was willing to consult prior to me choosing to hire him and let me decide when I felt I needed to move forward and have him represent me. I chose him because he was not super aggressive. I believe he looked out for my best interest.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • O'Dea Law Firm, LLC.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner and Founder
  • Palmer - O'Dea, LLC.
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Partner and Founder
  • Palmer, Cody & O'Dea, LLC.
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Owner
  • O'Dea Law Office
  • 1991 - 1999
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • St John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Bar Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • No-Fault Arbitrator
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Bar Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Second Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Investigator
  • 2008 - 2014
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers - Thomsen Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Civil Trial Law Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Civil Trial Law Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Marindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Minneapolis Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich and I have associated on cases and I know him to be hardworking, organized. He knows the law and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is a very capable attorney who fights to get people the justice they deserve. He is experienced and very capable!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rich is one of the top personal injury attorneys in Minnesota. He has handled all types of cases with great results for his clients. I have also mediated several cases where Rich represented the plaintiff. He is always well prepared and a zealous advocate for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Richard O'Dea for over 10 years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, Richard has served as a boss and a mentor for me as I have begun my legal career in the practice area of personal injury litigation. In my personal and professional opinion, Richard provides valuable and sound advice to his clients. I strive to develop into an attorney that practices at the level of Richard on a daily basis."
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