Tony O’Dell received this honor in three fields, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation and medical malpractice law.
“To be recognized as the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in three fields of practice and in my region is a great honor,” O’Dell said. “My goal is to provide the best legal advice tailored to the client’s specific need and I am humbled and honored that my peers in the West Virginia legal community have awarded this to me.”
Only one lawyer is selected by Best Lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region to receive the Lawyer of the Year award. Best Lawyers chooses the recipient based on the results of peer-review assessments collected for each contender. Receiving this award signifies the high level of respect that a lawyer has gained from other leading lawyers in the same region and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
O’Dell also was named Best Lawyer in America in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury in 2020 and 2021.
For more than 30 years, O’Dell has handled multi-million-dollar cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, insurance bad faith and truck accidents. Most recently, O’Dell successfully represented five families who filed lawsuits against the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Clarksburg.
O’Dell earned a bachelor’s of science in business from Marshall University and obtained his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1991.
He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Association for Justice where he holds a seat on the Board of Governors, the West Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association.
O’Dell also has been recognized as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and was inducted into the West Virginia Super Lawyers.
“Tony has long been a leader in personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, and medical malpractice both in our firm and the community, as well as across the state,” said William Tiano, co-founding attorney. “Tony is diligent and aggressive, winning numerous verdicts on behalf of victims. It is gratifying to see his peers recognize these accomplishments with such a prestigious award.”
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