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Attorney's Office in Vancleave, MS

Robert E. O’Dell

Robert was born in Johnson City, TN. In the mid 1960's his family moved to Huntsville, AL. His father was a machinist making devices used to measure rocket exhaust temperatures. He recalls how the testing of Saturn 5 rocket boosters rattled the windows of his neighborhood. Huntsville was a technology hub center for the Space Race, and is called the “Rocket City”.

In December, 1968, Robert's family relocated to the Mississippi Coast after his father found work at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Robert worked at Ingalls as a scaffold carpenter in 1973 and as a shipfitter in 1975. He did his undergraduate work at University of Southern Mississippi in the Community and Regional Planning program. He worked seven years as a city planner. After completing Law School at Ole Miss, Robert worked in Biloxi as an associate attorney for three years. He began work on his first Longshore case in 1988. He has been in solo-practice since 1990. He has now represented Longshore Workers' Compensation Act and state workers' compensation claimants for more than 30 years.
Robert E. O’Dell - Attorney in Vancleave, MS
Those who have worked with Robert may describe him as casual and down-to-earth. After several years in Biloxi and Pascagoula, Robert has relocated to Vancleave and became a “Country Lawyer.” His office is a perfect fit for him and his staff and is a casual environment for his clients.

Outside of the office, Robert is a golfer, collector of Native American artifacts, and a “father” of three Pomeranians.

Robin Tomek

Robin was born an “Air Force Brat.” After moving from Las Vegas to Mississippi in July 1969, just in time for Camille, her father retired and her family moved to St. Martin. Robin has been working for Mr. O'Dell's office for more than seven years. She does just about everything necessary to keep the office running smoothly. Having formerly worked with real estate lawyers, Robin is proficient in real estate matters. Robert describes her as being a "self-starter", and he has complete confidence in her abilities. Robin has two children, Billy and Rachel, and four grandchildren, including twin girls. Robin and her husband, Jesse, have lived in Vancleave for over 7 years. Robin has been working for Mr. O'Dell's office for more than seven years.
Robin Tomek - Attorney in Vancleave, MS
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