Bowles Rice LLP
Ashley Hardesty Odell is a partner in the Morgantown office of Bowles Rice and leads both the firm's Extracontractual/Bad Faith and Coverage Team and serves on the firm's Insurance Defense team. She focuses her practice on complex mass litigation matters, including serving as co-lead national litigation counsel for a retail chain grocery store and pharmacy.
Mrs. Odell received her J.D. in 2003 from the West Virginia University College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University in 2000.
Mrs. Odell is admitted to practice in West Virginia as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. She is involved in many organizations such as the West Virginia Bar Association, Monongalia County Bar Association, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, Defense Research Institute and many more.
From 2018 through 2021, Mrs. Odell served as Bowles Rice's Diversity Partner. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and has worked on diversity with both the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Working Group and the Morgantown Area Partnership's diversity committee. She continues to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, and is routinely invited to present to various groups on the topic.