Krista L. O'Donnell

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Staff Attorney
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-541-2113
Fax:
816-541-2111
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Krista brings a robust tool kit of specialties with her to every case. Detail-oriented with an appreciation of the larger contexts of law, she provides acumen and experience from international to state law. From 2008-2018 Krista served as a contract attorney with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she gained valuable experience working on pharmaceutical litigations. Krista currently focuses her practice on nationwide commercial cost recovery and e-discovery matters within the real estate and construction litigation fields.

Krista attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. As she prepared for a legal career, she took the opportunity to not only learn U.S. law, but also European law, studying abroad at the Saint Louis University School of Law campus in Madrid, Spain, as well as the Institut d'Etudes Europeenes in Brussels, Belgium. Upon returning to Missouri, she earned both her J.D. and her International Law Certificate from St. Louis University School of Law. She was the sole American student to attend her graduate class at the Universiteit Gent in Gent, Belgium, earning her L.L.M. of European and Comparative Law.

Krista's interest in law is equally personal and she has spent numerous hours dedicated to assisting others in securing justice. As an intern she worked with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Drugs, Gangs, and Sex Crimes units, as well as the Justice Project, to review DNA cold cases. Her insistence on treating every case uniquely is critical to her high performance for her clients.

When she is not in the office, Krista indulges in her favorite hobbies of reading, traveling, and gardening.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • 50% Construction Litigation with an emphasis on E-discovery

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: International Law Certificate
  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: Political Science

Languages

  • English