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Gregory W. Odom

2018
President's Award Recipient


Gregory W. Odom of HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, was honored by 2017-2018 President Michael L. Resis with the President’s Award.

In honoring Mr. Odom, President Resis remarked that “Greg is a member of the board of directors and was instrumental as the chair of the events committee for the busy year the IDC had in putting on CLE seminars and hosting events around the state. He is the deserving recipient of this year’s President’s Award.”

 In accepting the award, Mr. Odom said “I am extremely honored and grateful to receive the IDC President’s Award. It is particularly special to receive this award from Mike Resis, who has been a mentor, colleague, and friend to me and many other members of the IDC and the legal profession. I also cannot thank enough the members of the IDC’s Events Committee. I have had the privilege of chairing this Committee for the past two years – the success of the IDC, and my receipt of this award, would not be possible without their insight, ideas, time, and efforts. While I have truly enjoyed helping to organize many wonderful events held by the IDC and forging lasting friendships while doing so, I look forward to taking on new challenges with the organization, as I have no doubt in the IDC’s continued success given the topflight quality of the membership.”

 Gregory Odom is Partner in the Edwardsville office of HeplerBroom LLC, where he focuses his practice on commercial, premises liability, toxic tort, and product liability litigation. Mr. Odom has represented individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in Illinois and Missouri state and federal courts. He has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict and has successfully argued before the Illinois Court of Appeals. Mr. Odom received his B.A. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2005 and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in 2008. He is Chair of the Events Committee for the IDC and a co-chair of the Mentoring-to-Mentoring Program administered by the IDC and Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. In addition to his membership in the IDC, Mr. Odom is a member of the Madison County and St. Clair County Bar Associations. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Third Judicial Circuit Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration Program. 

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