Joseph F. O'Dea, Jr.

Joe O'Dea is a Partner in Saul Ewing's Commercial Litigation Practice. A Princeton University educated civil engineer, Joe has almost 25 years of experience representing clients in high exposure commercial litigation matters.

Joe has worked extensively for several of the nation’s largest defense/aerospace companies. He has led teams of professionals in numerous other complex civil litigation matters, including currently serving as national coordinating counsel for a Pennsylvania-based global manufacturer in products liability litigation.

Joe was recently engaged by a global security and technology company to represent it in a high exposure litigation pending in the Court of Chancery in Delaware. He also recently defended a national facilities maintenance company in a three week trial in the Commerce Program of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Joe has represented many other companies in various industries in complex commercial litigation over his career. Other representative cases include serving as lead counsel for the nation's leading horticultural products manufacturer in a seven year litigation involving claims of breach of a distributorship agreement, an asset purchase agreement, and an agreement of sale and antitrust violations. Joe also has served for decades as lead counsel for one of the nation's largest environmental services company in litigation pending throughout the northeastern United States.

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