Marjorie T. O'Donnell | Member

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation; General Insurance Defense; Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Fort Worth, Texas, June 25, 1959


University of Mississippi, B.A., 1982

Law School

University of Mississippi, J.D., 1985


Lafayette County and American Bar Associations; Mississippi State Bar (Chairman, Mississippi Workers' Compensation)


1985, Mississippi, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Marjorie has over 23 years of experience in the area of workers' compensation defense, representing both insurance companies and self-insured employers. Marjorie is also active in the areas of general insurance defense law.

Ms. O'Donnell maintains an active mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice and is approved by the Mississippi Supreme Court for inclusion on the list of mediators eligible under the Court annexed mediation program.

Marjorie is also actively involved in various Bar organizations, having served as President of the Workers' Compensation Section and as a current member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. She is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and a member of the Kids' Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Committee.

An Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Law since 2000, Ms. O'Donnell also is a frequent lecturer at seminars and workshops on the subject of workers' compensation from the perspective of the employer and carrier.

The following is a brief listing of Ms. O'Donnell's speaking engagements:

  • Speaker, 20th Annual Mississippi Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, April 2007

  • Speaker, Workers' Comp 101, Lorman Educational Services, August 31, 2006

  • Speaker, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission Adjusters Certification Program, March 10, 2006

  • Speaker, Mississippi College, 14th Annual Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure Seminar, February 8, 2002

  • Speaker, Mississippi College, 13th Annual Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure Seminar, November 9, 2000

  • Speaker, The Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar "Practice Points for the Mississippi Lawyer," May 28, 1999

  • Speaker, Mid-South Workers' Compensation Association, 7th Annual Conference, October 23, 1998

Ms. O'Donnell obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1982 and received her juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1985. During law school, Ms. O'Donnell was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Ms. O'Donnell is "BV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.