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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Best of Bellevue Awards for Local Business.||Bellevue Award Program||2017|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Listed||Who's Who Legal||2016|
|Warrior/Graduate||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2011|
|Access to Justice Volunteer Recognition Award||Seattle University School of Law||2003|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Seattle Pacific University||2000|
|Dean's List||Seattle Pacific University||2000|
|Dean's List||Seattle Pacific University||1999|
|Owner||Odama Law, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer||The Blair Firm||2011 - 2013|
|In House Counsel||Allstate Insurance / Encompass Insurance Staff Counsel||2006 - 2007|
|Trial Lawyer||Associated Counsel For The Accused||2003 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2011 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers College||Member||2008 - Present|
|Asian Bar Association of Washington||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington Defenders Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State v. Defendant||DUI amended to Negligent Driving 1st Degree|
|State v. Defendant||Dismissed|
|Plaintiff v. Defendant||Settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|Literary Publication||Second Essence||2000|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||M.F. Warrior||2011|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Seattle Pacific University||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Totally Tuesday CLE||Discovering The Story||2009|
|Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century||Domestic Violence Protection Orders||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Odama represented me in a personal injury case and provided excellent service. I got into a car accident in 2012, by no fault of my own, and underwent 1.5 years of treatment. Ms. Odama was very timely in our communications, thoroughly explained the very complicated processes involving the insurance companies, and exceeded all my expectations and goals for my settlement. I never felt "left out of the loop" and she worked with me over the long-term to ensure that I was treated successfully. She has great empathy and checked in with me frequently over my course of treatment. I would highly recommend Ms. Odama to anyone who is involved in a personal injury case.
Posted by Barbara
Melissa Odama represented me through a long process in settling a personal injury car accident case. The best thing I have to say about Melissa is that she is genuine and I knew that she did care about me. And not just about how the case settled, but how I was actually doing and feeling throughout the 3 and half years involved. You can tell when someone is authentic and Melissa is that.
She was also extremely organized and it was a relief to have someone else keep things together and deal with the complications of multiple insurance companies. She let me know when something was needed and she kept me informed with documents and updates as things progressed.
Melissa listened when I had questions and possibly different takes on how to proceed. So, I felt she was flexible and yet she always explained why she recommended what she did and what options I had.
I believe I was naive in thinking things would resolve much sooner than they did, and at times one feels that one's lawyer should be doing "something more" to make it move forward, but I now know that Melissa did what was possible in the reality of insurance settlements.
My settlement came about through mediation and I was very pleased with the mediator that Melissa arranged.
But, the biggest thing is being able to trust the person you hire to represent you, and this was something I was able to do with Melissa. Again, she is genuine and present and that to me is huge. I am thankful I hired her.
Athena Boyer, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is a great attorney. She has office space in my office so I get to see how much she does for her clients. She is passionate about helping them both her criminal clients as well as her personal injury practice. She is hardworking, competent and not afraid to fight for them!
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