Brad W. Odell is a partner with Mullin Hoard Brown LLP in Lubbock, Texas, and focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, state and local tax, and general commercial litigation. He has represented debtors, creditors, trustees and creditor committees in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Odell handles cases involving motions to sell assets of the estate, and approve debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing and confirm chapter 11 and chapter 12 plans of reorganization. He has litigated bankruptcy claims for fraudulent transfers, preferential transfers and objections to discharge. During the 2015 New Mexico legislative session, Mr. Odell served as the department’s tax policy director and testified before the legislative committees on tax bills and other legislation that impacted the department. Previously, he clerked for Hon. Robert L. Jones in the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. Mr. Odell is licensed to practice law at the state level in Texas and New Mexico, and he also is admitted to practice in Texas and New Mexico, and before the federal district courts and bankruptcy courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is president-elect of the West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, and a member of the Texas Tech University School of Law American Inn of Court, Lubbock Area Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Odell received his M.A. in business administration and his J.D., with honors, from Texas Tech University.