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For over thirty years, My practice has focused primarily on sports and entertainment law, complex commercial and consumer litigation, education law and Title IX. I have represented sports clients in numerous high-profile cases in the areas of antitrust, defamation, intellectual property, civil rights and constitutional law. My clients include colleges and universities, non-profit associations, and school districts, as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which I have successfully defended in cases involving student-athlete eligibility, amateurism, drug testing, student-athlete health and welfare, and concussion litigation. In addition to representing the NCAA in courts nationwide, I have served as outside counsel to two NCAA Presidential Working Groups, helped develop and implement major changes to the NCAA Division I enforcement program and, most recently, was engaged to assist the NCAA with implementing the recommendations issued by the Rice Commission on College Basketball. I have an active entertainment law practice and regularly advises clients in the music, publishing, and film industries.  
I have also represented Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of litigation in state and federal courts, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, FLSA and labor law, consumer law, and many other areas.
More recently, I began representing individual plaintiffs in civil rights and discrimination litigation, sex abuse cases against educational institutions and employment law. Building on this experience and, after spending decades working in “Big Law,” I decided to open my own firm with the goal of providing smaller companies and individuals with the same level of experience, service and expertise clients like the NCAA have long valued, but at affordable rates. The Odle Law Firm, LLC opened its doors in August 2021 in historic Parkville, Missouri, just minutes from downtown Kansas City.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Education Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • General Litigation

Call 816-912-4131 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney William C. Odle

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri (1988); Kansas (1989)
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Tenth Circuits


  • University of Michigan School of Law School, J.D. cum laude (1988)
  • University of Kansas, B.A. with highest distinction (1984)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Sports Lawyers Association 
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (“KCMBA”) Board Member and Legal Counsel 2004-2005
  • Chair, KCMBA Sports and Entertainment Law Committee, 2017-present


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William C. Odle

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Appellate Since 2022
Litigation and Appeals Since 2022
Entertainment Law Since 2022
Employment Law Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Appellate Since 2022
Litigation and Appeals Since 2022
Entertainment Law Since 2022
Employment Law Since 2022
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