Christopher O'Dell

Chris photo Chris O'Dell is a problem solver who likes to help his small business and individual clients navigate the mind-numbing world of the law today. He is dedicated to helping clients avoid legal problems rather than cleaning up a mess later.

Chris considers himself one of the last of a dying breed–a good old country lawyer. Practicing in many areas of the law, from small business to real estate, he answers his own phone, returns his own messages promptly and even makes house calls.

Professional Experience. Chris has spent 41 years practicing law in Colorado. He began his legal career researching and writing opinions for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Robert B. Lee. After 11 years at Shaw, Spangler & Roth, PC where he was a partner and administrative partner, he co-founded Moss, Morris & O'Dell, PC and practiced there until one partner became in-house counsel for EchoStar and the other an Adams County District Court Judge. He started Golden Legal Advice, Inc. to meet the diverse legal needs of his neighbors and colleagues in Colorado.

Education. Chris attended the University of Colorado-Boulder law school, where he finished fifth in his class and was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif for outstanding law school graduates. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Business and Accounting. In 2019 Mr. O'Dell received The First Judicial District's Professionalism Award.

Personal. Chris is married to Sue Peck O'Dell; they have two adult daughters, Erin O'Dell and Kelley Walter. He enjoys serving on community boards, being active in his church and hiking.