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Attorney Ashley Hardesty Odell Among Panelists at 2015 WV Women's Leadership Summit
2015 West Virginia Women's Leadership Summit
Bowles Rice attorney Ashley Hardesty Odell will help lead two discussion panels at the 2015 West Virginia Women's Leadership Summit, to be held in Morgantown on May 12-13.
Ms. Hardesty Odell, a partner in the regional law firm's Morgantown office, will be among panelists on two different sessions, "Starting Your Own Business" and "Developing a Business Plan."
Ms. Hardesty Odell focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith defense, deliberate intent and workplace safety, commercial collection, employment law and construction law.
Since 2013, she has been recognized as a Rising Star for Business Litigation by West Virginia Super Lawyers. Ms. Hardesty Odell was selected as a 2008 “Generation Next: 40 Under 40” award winner, which annually recognizes young leaders in West Virginia for contributions to their communities. She was selected by Generation West Virginia as a 2010 Regional All-Star. In 2007, she served as president of the Monongalia County Bar Association, and graduated from Leadership Monongalia.
An active member of her community, Ms. Hardesty Odell is involved with many organizations, including the WVU College of Law Visiting Committee, the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. She was a co-founder of Generation Morgantown, and served as chair of the economic development committee for Generation West Virginia and as a member of the Power of 32 Steering Committee.