Ashley Hardesty Odell

Ashley Hardesty Odell

Bowles Rice LLP

Recognized since 2024

Morgantown, West Virginia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Ashley Hardesty Odell is a partner in the Morgantown office of Bowles Rice and leads both the firm's Extracontractual/Bad Faith and Coverage Team and serves on the firm's Insurance Defense team. She focuses her practice on complex mass litigation matters, including serving as co-lead national litigation counsel for a retail chain grocery store and pharmacy.

Mrs. Odell received her J.D. in 2003 from the West Virginia University College of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University in 2000.

Mrs. Odell is admitted to practice in West Virginia as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. She is involved in many organizations such as the West Virginia Bar Association, Monongalia County Bar Association, West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, Defense Research Institute and many more.

From 2018 through 2021, Mrs. Odell served as Bowles Rice's Diversity Partner. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and has worked on diversity with both the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Working Group and the Morgantown Area Partnership's diversity committee. She continues to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, and is routinely invited to present to various groups on the topic.

  • University Town Center, Suite 400
    125 Granville Square
    Morgantown, WV 26501
  • West Virginia University, J.D., graduated 2003
  • West Virginia University, B.A., graduated 2000
Bar Admissions
  • West Virginia, The West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Bar Association - Member
  • Monongalia County Bar Association - President, 2007
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel - Member of the Insurance Law Committee and Employment Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Member
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference - Member

Bowles Rice LLP
Headquarters: Charleston, West Virginia

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


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