Experience & Background

Peter is a veteran of the criminal courtroom. After joining the New Hampshire Bar, he served as an assistant prosecutor in Strafford County, trying child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, and adult rape cases. He then joined the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Homicide Unit, handling murder cases in Superior Court and defending appeals at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Peter later joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Major Case Unit, trying murder cases in Atlanta.

From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Odom owned and operated The Odom Law Firm, defending criminal cases in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Afterward, Professor Odom served at The Pentagon as the Director of Advocacy Training and Programs for The Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army. In this role, he oversaw the Army’s courtroom training programs for JAG attorneys trying criminal cases. He worked closely with the Chief of the JAG Criminal Bureau to develop the Army’s trial practice curriculum and served as editor-in-chief of the Army’s principal trial practice training manual, The Advocacy Trainer.

Peter is an adjunct Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He currently teaches Contract Law in the International Master’s Program and has previously taught Advanced Trial Practice and Evidence. He has also served as an instructor at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in Washington, DC, and at Emory University’s Paralegal Studies Program in Atlanta.

Peter earned his BA from Columbia University and his JD from Pepperdine University. He is a member of the bars in New Hampshire, Georgia, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and all federal district courts in the DMV.