Chicago Associate Samantha M. Odyniec spoke on the Women in the Law panel hosted by the DePaul Women’s Bar Association and DePaul Law Career Services on April 18, 2018. The panel gave female attorneys in a variety of legal fields the opportunity to share their journey from law school to the practice of law with current DePaul Law students. Ms. Odyniec discussed skills law students can work on to foster success in their future practice and struggles women face in the field of law. Panelists also offered advice that they wish they had been given while in law school. Co-panelists included Andrea Belard of Metropolitan Family Services; Adria Mossing of Mossing & Navarre, LLC; and Barbara Barreno-Paschall of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
Ms. Odyniec is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort and complex commercial litigation. She has experience in the various stages of litigation and currently serves on liaison counsel teams for multiple firm clients. Ms. Odyniec graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2015, and currently serves as the Secretary of the DePaul Law Alumni Engagement Board and is a member of the Moot Court Alumni Board.