Odessa L. Donnell
Top rated family law attorney in Oakland, CaliforniaChristy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C.
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
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 areasFamily law
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/
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of San Francisco (family law section)
- State Bar of California
- 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
- B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California
- Mediation, Negotiation
Office location for Odessa L. Donnell
6201 Antioch St
Oakland, CA 94611
- Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020