O’Dell Law Offices
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Valerie Toohey O’Dell

  • Managing Partner


Roseville, CA



Valerie Toohey O'Dell has devoted most of her 30+ year legal career protecting the rights of employees.  Prior to opening her own firm in 1999, she served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. EEOC, and as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.  Her firm represents employees in sexual and racial harassment cases, as well as discrimination and retaliation matters.  She also handles wrongful termination cases and those involving violations of wage and hour laws. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Employment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Employment-related defamation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Intern Hon. Cruz Reynoso
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: International Relations/Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. EEOC, Sr. Trial Attorney, 1990 to 1994
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Attorney, 1988 to 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Women's Empowerment, 2009 to Present


  • Spanish


  • Alpha Chi Omega