Leigh O’Dell practices in Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Mass Torts Section, where she is helping lead litigation related to talcum powder products. Much of Leigh’s recent work has involved women’s health-related issues including work on transvaginal mesh and Gardasil litigation.
She is proud to have an impact on the lives of women who were or are professionals, wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and who deserve so much more than the pain, suffering and even death sentences often handed to them because of the reckless actions of certain pharmaceutical and other corporate actors.
Early in her career, after participating in a large women’s Bible study conference and some serious introspection, Leigh realized there was more she could do to impact the world.
The challenge, which was indicative of the essence of what drove her love of and passion to practice law, required a leap of faith – to step away from her practice. After accepting this challenge, Leigh was presented with two leadership opportunities within vocational ministry.
For more than seven years, Leigh worked full time developing and directing large arena events that shared the love of Jesus Christ to women throughout the United States and the world, including South Korea, Paraguay, Ukraine, Moldova, and the United Kingdom. While many would fear that yielding to a call to ministry would set them back in their career advancement, Leigh believes these opportunities had quite the opposite effect. She knows that her time in vocational ministry was invaluable, teaching to serve others, to grow in leadership skills, and to expand her capacity, all of which have enhanced her skills and passion as an advocate.
The culmination of Leigh’s faith, work and experience as a leading national litigator and advocate for consumers’ health and safety, is nothing short of inspirational.
Leigh is originally from Prattville, Alabama. The daughter of the late Billy O’Dell and Beverly O’Dell Malone, Leigh enjoys spending time with her large family, reading, tennis, and participating in other sporting activities.