Odessa L. Donnell

Top rated Family Law attorney in Oakland, California

Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C.
Odessa L. Donnell
Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2010

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C.

6201 Antioch St
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94611 Visit website

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Ms. Donnell is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Partner at Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, representing clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Christy, Keith & Donnell, she was a Partner with the San Francisco-based Family Law firm of Winter & Ross. Ms. Donnell specializes in all aspects of marital dissolution actions, including complex community property issues, separate property claims, child and spousal support matters, and high conflict custody disputes.  She obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, from UCLA and a J.D. from Berkeley Law, where she was Articles Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and a member of the Boalt Hall Women’s Association and the Berkeley Youth & Education Law Society. She also served as a judicial extern for Judge Bea on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and received the Boalt Hall Public Interest Fellowship. Since graduating law school, she has completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Program on Negotiation and Leadership and has also received a Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She is committed to giving back to the community and has served as a volunteer attorney and mediator for the Marin and San Francisco Superior Courts. 

Ms. Donnell has received numerous awards recognizing her legal acumen and contributions to the law. She was named Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers in 2023, designated one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2023, named a Northern California Rising Star by Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers' Magazine in 2019 and 2020, received the America's Most Honored Professionals Award each year from 2020 through 2023, and included by San Francisco Magazine in their list of Top Young Rising Women Attorneys in Northern California in 2019 and 2020 and Top Young Rising Attorneys in Northern California in 2020.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.ckdfamilylaw.com/attorney/donnell-odessa/

Honors/Awards:
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Provost’s Honors List & Highest Latin Honors “Summa Cum Laude”, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Boalt Hall Fellow, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Educational Background:
  • B.A., summa cum laude, U.C.L.A.
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law 
  • Program on Negotiation and Leadership (Ex. Ed.), Harvard Law School
  • Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, University of California, Berkeley, Continuing Education in Law Program, Berkeley, California
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, University of California, Berkeley, Continuing Education in Law Program, Berkeley, California
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Marin County Superior Court, Volunteer Attorney, Pro Per Calendar
  • San Francisco Superior Court (Volunteer Attorney)
  • East Bay Community Law Center, Expungement Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
  • Alameda County Juvenile Hall, Legal Rights Teacher
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association
  • Berkeley Law Alumni Association
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (“ACFLS”)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (family law section)
  • State Bar of California

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Excellent, diligent, committed to her clients!”

Office location for Odessa L. Donnell

6201 Antioch St
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: 510-617-0479

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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