Robert Odson

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California

Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP
Robert Odson
Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation

Licensed in California since: 1992

Education: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2011, 2013 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004

Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP

550 South Hope Street
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90071 Phone: 213-344-4200 Email: Robert Odson Visit website


Robert Odson focuses his practice in complex business litigation, real estate litigation and workout of distressed debt.  He represents financial institutions, private equity funds, developers and major corporations in a wide range of matters including joint venture and partnership disputes, real property disputes, lender liability and problem loan disputes, fraud claims, breach of contract claims, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy.

Mr. Odson is experienced in all phases of pretrial, trial and appellate litigation and is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. 

Examples of Mr. Odson’s more notable victories in trials, bench trials, judicial reference trials, arbitrations and appeals include:

  • Prevailed in a three week jury trial in Orange County Superior Court resulting in verdict in an amount exceeding $9.1 million;
  • Prevailed in a two week bench trial in Los Angeles Superior Court resulting in a complete defense of plaintiff’s claims under a $13 million contract;
  • Prevailed in a three-week judicial reference trial at JAMS Endispute resulting in an award of $16.2 million in damages;
  • Prevailed in a AAA arbitration of joint venture dispute resulting in an award rejecting the claimant’s claims and awarding damages exceeding $1.1 million on the client’s counter-demand; and
  • Prevailed in an appeal of a $16.5 million judgment resulting in a published decision entitled Gray1 CPB, LLC v. Kolokotronis, 2011 WL 6013026 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 2, 2011)


First Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Consumer Protection: The New Unfair Competition Rules," California Lawyer, Vol. 25 (Feb. 2005) "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," Los Angeles Lawyer (January 2009)   “Boilerplate Breakdown,” Los Angeles Lawyer (January 2015)
  • Managing Editor, Southern California Law Review;  Shattuck Award

Office location for Robert Odson

550 South Hope Street
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90071


16 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2011, 2013 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2004

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