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Krista L. O’Donnell

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Practice Areas

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


Construction and real estate industry clients depend on Krista O'Donnell's deep e-discovery experience for lean, efficient and cost-effective representation. Her implementation of a cutting-edge firm database and legal background practicing at an AmLaw 100 firm provides clients thorough, streamlined analysis during this critical phase of litigation.

Clients benefit from Krista's innovation of the standards of e-discovery, which include firms often outsourcing to a third-party vendor or handled as an isolated role in-house. Her utilization of an in-house database, more than decade of legal experience, and knowledge of case details eliminate lag time in proceedings as she can quickly identify what is pertinent.

Spending a decade working on pharmaceutical litigations at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Krista applies her breadth of exposure to a variety of cases when reviewing large volumes of documents - distinguishing major issues and facts of a case swiftly and accurately. Detail-oriented and communicative, Krista ensures all data is organized and well prepared for the next phase of litigation.

In addition to e-discovery, Krista works to manage and resolve subpoenas in commercial real estate matters.

Outside of representing her construction and real estate industry clients, Krista is dedicated to providing services to assist underprivileged in family law.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008


  • 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