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Shane O'Dell Slated to Speak at DRI Trucking Law Seminar


Naman Howell attorney Shane O’Dell, managing partner of the Fort Worth office, is scheduled to speak at the Trucking Law Seminar organized by the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Taking place in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 10-12, this year’s event will showcase industry experts from around the country, focusing on the theme “The Time is Now: Turning the Tide in Trucking Litigation.”

Mr. O’Dell will present on the topic ‘The Modern Woodshed: Making Your Witness a Star’ during the morning session on April 11th. Attendees can expect to hear about effectively utilizing a jury consult when preparing your key witnesses and transforming them into star witnesses. The session will also explore techniques to ensure that your driver and safety director can excel as witnesses during deposition and at trial. 

About Shane O’Dell:

Shane O’Dell focuses his practice on driving value for his clients. Whether defending his clients, pursuing legal remedies, or evaluating to determine if litigation is necessary or avoidable, Shane’s focus remains on his client's best interests. A business-minded and enterprising approach helps to create long-term sustainable client relationships, which are critical in sustained success for his clients. From drafting, reviewing, or revising documents to avoid litigation, or revising current policies and procedures to attempt to avoid litigation and maximize risk transfer, Shane’s primary goal is to effectively and efficiently advise his clients to achieve the best result. He is particularly adept at advising clients to make sound business decisions while ongoing a legal battle.

Shane primarily represents individuals and businesses in various transactions and litigation. His clients span a large variety of industries and practice areas, including transportation, product liability, construction, commercial real estate, franchise, restaurant and hospitality, manufacturing, general commercial liability, commercial litigation, construction defects, workplace injury, nonsubscriber, professional liability, personal liability, first-party property, bad faith, entrepreneurial matters, and oil and gas.

About DRI 

DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced, and excellent service to their clients and corporations. 

About Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC

Since 1917, Naman Howell Smith & Lee has been providing individuals and businesses throughout Texas with the personal attentiveness and expertise they need on their legal matters when they need it most. We pride ourselves on our heritage, vision, and exceptional results. For more information about Naman Howell, please visit

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