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Deirdre O'Donnell

Business Attorney at Osage Beach, MO

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
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I graduated from Pattonville High School in St. Louis County in 1980, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in 1988, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington University School of Law in 1996. I was licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri in 1996.

As a young adult I was a keyboardist in a small contemporary jazz band which performed in various venues in and around St. Louis and I studied jazz piano privately and at Webster University. Later, I worked as a social worker where I gained experience and training that I credit for my organizational, listening and problem solving techniques that serve my legal practice well. I make personal service and open and frequent communication with clients indispensable components of my law practice.

After becoming a lawyer, I worked as an assistant public defender with the Missouri State Public Defender's System from 1996 to 1998, serving primarily the Camden County, Lake of the Ozarks area. I entered the private practice of law by joining the Camdenton, Missouri law firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. as an Associate in March of 1998 and became a shareholder of the firm in the year 2000. I was engaged in the general practice of law with this firm until July 31, 2014.

Propelled by a vision that I had to give birth to, with the help and support of family and friends, on August 1, 2014, I launched my own law firm, O’Donnell Law Center. I feel like I have been preparing for that my entire life. The Center’s business model is based upon cutting edge technology, customer service, efficiency and building life-long relationships.

My husband "Bob" and I have two sons, Michael and Jared. Michael is a scientist, and Jared is in high school, enjoying track, mixed marshal arts training and computer gaming. We share our household with a delightful German Short Hair Pointer “Lady." Bob and I enjoy trips on our Harley, growing flowers and vegetables in our raised-bed garden, challenging ourselves with cooking and eating exotic foods and squeezing that last mile out of our all-electric car. We have become a family of bee keepers, and our number of hives keeps growing.

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O'Donnell Law Center
1026 Palisades Blvd. Suite 3
Osage Beach, MO, 65065


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • O'Donnell Law Center
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • O'Donnell Law Center
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Attorney
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 1996 - 1998
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • MA - Masters
  • 1988
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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"Deirdre is a consummate professional and a talented litigator."
Family Attorney | May 28
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"I endorse this lawyer. The great thing about Deirdre is that she is able to advocate for her client zealously while maintaining both her integrity and her kind spirit."
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Osage Beach Business Lawyer Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell
Business Attorney
Osage Beach, MO
Licensed for 27 years