Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer (2006-2020) and recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, Wendell Odom has earned a national reputation as a criminal defense attorney.
To the public, Wendell is best known for his representation of Andrea Yates after she tragically drowned her five children. He obtained a “not guilty by reason of insanity” verdict in her incredibly high profile re-trial which touched off a national debate over insanity laws and our system of justice.
Wendell has had a long and successful history of trial advocacy in criminal law. A Houston native, Wendell is the son of Judge Wendell A. Odom and grew up in and around the trial and appellate courts of Houston and Austin, Texas. Wendell graduated from Baylor Law School in 1974 and became an Assistant District Attorney under the legendary Carol Vance in Harris County, Texas. He quickly rose from the trial section to special crimes where he was the Chief of the Consumer Fraud Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Odom, Davis & Hobson is a federal criminal defense law firm located in Houston, Texas. Practice areas include criminal tax, crypto tax, tax evasion, tax and other fraud, child pornography, white collar crimes, appeals, RICO, drug crimes, SEC violations, and more.