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Troy Odom

Professional Involvement:

Mississippi Bar Association

Chair of the Nominating Committee for Board of Bar Commissioners for the 20th Judicial District (2012, 2014, and 2016);

Appointed by Mississippi Bar Association to seat on Local Government Records Committee, a division of the Mississippi Department of Archives (2012-2014);

Professionalism Committee Chairman (2015);

Professionalism Committee Member (2012-2014, 2016);

Summer School for Lawyers Committee Member (2012-2014);

SONREEL Section Executive Committee (2015);

Graduate of the Inaugural 2011 Bar Leadership Forum

Capital Area Bar Association

Board of Directors, Post 1 (2013-2015);

Pro Bono Committee Chair (2012);

Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair (2011)

Rankin County Bar Association

President (2015-2016);

V.P. and Treasurer (2010-2014);

Organized and chaired Wills for Heroes programs for Rankin County Sheriff’s Department (2011), City of Brandon Firefighters (2012), City of Pearl Police Department (2013), Reservoir Fire Department (2014), and Flowood Police Department (2016)

Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association

President (2008-2009);

V.P. and Treasurer (2012-2014);

Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen

Associate Director (2008-09);

Mississippi Business Journal

Top 40 Under 40 (2013).

Community Involvement:

Flowood Rotary Club

President (2014-2015);

Community Service Chair (2013-2014)

Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors (2015-2016);

Leadership Rankin graduate (2009)

Reservoir YMCA, Board of Directors (2013-2015)

Rankin County Animal Adoption Foundation, Board of Directors (2013-2014)

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, PCA

Sunday School Teacher, 5-6 year olds (2013-2016);

Usher (2012-2016);

Lakeland Presbyterian Church, PCA

Deacon (2006-2009);

Chair of the Diaconate (2009);

Member (2003-2009)

Contributing Writer, Mississippi Magazine, Mississippi Outdoors, and Scoreboard Magazine

Published Works:

Public Policy Should Trump Forfeiture in Absence of Prejudice to Insurer, 85 MISS. L.J. ___ (anticipated publication in Winter 2016-2017) (co-written with Professor Robert Perkins).

Mississippi Survey on Oil & Gas, 2 TEX. A&M L. REV. 145 (2015);

Of Lignite Mining and the Rights of Surface Owners: A People’s Response to the Advantages of Title Certainty, 30 MISS. C. L. REV. 473 (2012);

Who Owns the Hole?: Abandoned Wellbores Belong to the Mineral Owner, 55 LANDMAN 49 (May/June 2010) (co-written with William F. Blair);

Drilling in the City: Local Police Powers v. State Oil and Gas Regulation, 52 LANDMAN 33 (Winter 2007) (co- written with Si Bondurant);

Do We Really Want to Roll the Dice?: Nixing the Effort to Raise Mississippi’s Gaming Revenue Tax, 6 GAMING L. REV. 213 (2002).

Published Cases:

Douglas v. Denbury Onshore, LLC, 78 So. 3d 912 (Miss. Ct. App. 2011), cert. denied, 80 So. 3d 111 (Miss. 2012);

Lee v. Barbour, 2010 WL 3937639 (S.D. Miss. Oct. 1, 2010);

Burnsed Oil Co., Inc. v. Grynberg, 2008 WL 906820 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 31, 2008), affirmed in part and overruled in part by Burnsed Oil Co., Inc. v. Grynberg, 320 Fed. Appx. 222, 2009 WL 793015 (5th Cir. Mar. 25, 2009);

Tolbert v. Denbury Onshore, LLC, 2009 WL 700772 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 13, 2009);

Lee v. Barbour, 2008 WL 4187356 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 3, 2008);

Black Stone Acquisitions Partners I, L.P. v. Black, 2008 WL 3335895 (N.D. Miss. Aug. 6, 2008);

Blanton v. EOG Resources, Inc., 2008 WL 227313 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 24, 2008);

Energy Royalties Corp. v. Denbury Onshore, LLC, 2008 WL 907537 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 31, 2008);

Germany v. Denbury Onshore, LLC, 984 So. 2d 270 (Miss. 2008);

Tanks v. NEAS, Inc., 519 F. Supp. 2d 645 (S.D. Miss. 2007);

In re Pursue Energy Corp., 379 B.R. 100 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2006), affirmed, Pursue Energy Corp. v. Miss. State Tax Comm’n, 2007 WL 2900483 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 28, 2007);

Pursue Energy Corp. v. Miss. State Tax Comm’n, 968 So. 2d 368 (Miss. 2007);

Estate of Willis v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2006 WL 1892516 (S.D. Miss. July 10, 2006);

Estate of Willis v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 332 F. Supp. 2d 953 (S.D. Miss. 2004), overruled by Tanks v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 417 F.3d 456 (5th Cir. 2005);

In re Moore, 306 B.R. 849 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 2004).