Troy Farrell Odom graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2002. There, he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, on the Executive Council of the Moot Court Board, class senator and Treasurer of the Law School Student Body. Troy serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Mississippi College School of Law, teaching Oil and Gas Law to second and third year law students.
In addition to his full-time legal practice, Troy serves as the Prosecutor for the City of Pearl, and as the Hearing Officer for Rankin County Waste Management.
Other professional and community involvement:
Troy remains involved with the Southern Miss Alumni Association, recently receiving the Outstanding Alumni Chapter President Award for his service to the Jackson Metro Chapter. He also received the Outstanding Service Award from the Southern Miss Alumni Association for his overall commitment to furthering Southern Miss.
Troy is married to the former Brittany Gore of Brandon, Mississippi, with whom he has two children, Caroline (age 12) and Hayes (age 10). The Odom Family are members of First Presbyterian Church, PCA, where he and Brittany teach kindergarten Sunday School. Troy previously served on the Diaconate of Lakeland Presbyterian Church, PCA, Flowood, Mississippi, from 2006 to 2009, and as Chairman of the Diaconate in 2008.
Do We Really Want to Roll the Dice?: Nixing the Effort to Raise Mississippi’s Gaming Revenue Tax, 6 Gaming Law Rev. 213 (2002);
Drilling in the City: Local Police Powers v. State Oil and Gas Regulation – the Law Behind County and Municipality Zoning Power in the Tri-State Area, 52 Landman 33 (Winter 2007) (co-written with Si Bondurant);
Who Owns the Hole?: Abandoned Wellbores Belong to the Mineral Owner, 55 Landman 49 (May/June 2010) (co-written with William F. Blair);
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);
2015 Survey on Oil & Gas (Mississippi), 2 Tex. A & M L.R.145 (2015).
Public Policy Should Trump Forfeiture in Absence of Prejudice to Insurer, 85 Miss. L.J. 1611 (2017) (co-written with Professor Robert Perkins).