Odessa L. Donnell

Top rated family law attorney in Oakland, California

Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C.
Odessa L. Donnell
Christy & Keith 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 Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
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Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C.

6201 Antioch St
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94611 Visit website


A partner at Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C., Odessa Donnell is a family law attorney focusing on serving her clients in Oakland, California. She is board-certified in family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. She is committed to helping clients who seek help in family matters involving:

·       Complex property issues

·       Custody disputes

·       Premarital and pre-divorce counseling

·       Domestic violence

·       Divorce


Ms. Donnell is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has completed Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she was an articles editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. She has memberships in the Boalt Hall Women’s Association and the Berkeley Youth & Education Law Society.  She has also completed Harvard Law School’s executive program on negotiation and leadership, and has a certificate in mediation and conflict resolution. She has served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Carlos T. Bea at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and received the Boalt Hall Fellowship.

Rated “Good” on Avvo, Ms. Donnell has succeeded in helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements even outside of court through alternative dispute resolution methods. Moreover, she also completed the intensive family law practicum program sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition, she earned experience in the field of law even before graduating from law school by interning at the Marin County Public Defender’s Office in San Rafael, California.

Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Donnell maintains steadfast support for her clients, and works hard to protect their rights and best interests at all turns. She does not back away from litigating her clients' matters in the courtroom when necessary. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned numerous positive reviews and endorsements from her peers along with many testimonials from her satisfied clients.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Ms. Donnell volunteers her time and services as an attorney, mediator and teacher. She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Family Law Section of the San Francisco County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2010, California

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (family law section)
  • State Bar of California
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Boalt Hall Fellowship
  • San Francisco and Marin County Superior Court (Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Mediator)
  • Berkeley Youth and Education Law Society
  • Boalt Hall Women’s Association
Educational Background:
  • B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mediation, Negotiation

Office location for Odessa L. Donnell

6201 Antioch St
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: 510-617-0479


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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