Joel Odou is partner in WSHB’s Nevada office and has litigated matters in state and federal court in both California and Nevada since the inception of the Las Vegas Office in 2003. Joel is a seasoned litigator handling complex civil litigation involving injury and wrongful death throughout Nevada. He enjoys a well-deserved reputation for his legal prowess and results in product liability, premises liability, construction defect, catastrophic injury, and toxic tort and occupational exposure litigation. He also enjoys a wealth of experience in all facets of transportation, medical malpractice defense and pharmaceutical injury matters. As a former coverage lawyer, Joel brings to each matter assigned a deep understanding of risk transfer issues. He is a thought leader for a variety of individual and business owners throughout Nevada.




  • Whittier Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • University of Southern California (B.A., 1990)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Nevada
  • California


Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected as one the Best Lawyers of America for Litigation - Construction in Las Vegas (2024 - 2022)

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