David J. Odlaug - Of Counsel

David J. Odlaug

Commonly regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers in the state––proven by his election to Super Lawyers of Minnesota since 1991 and Best Lawyers in Workers’ Compensation since 1995––Dave Odlaug’s roots are firmly entrenched in HDBOB. The only law firm he’s been with, the “O” in HDBOB refers to him, a partner who joined in 1970. Dave finds HDBOB’s size to be perfect. “Our goal always was to have a medium-size firm, not a huge one with several floors of attorneys who have never met each other,” he says. HDBOB’s clients prefer the medium-sized firm atmosphere and congeniality. Some of those clients like it so much that they have trusted their legal work to HDBOB for over 50 years.

Dave received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and the College of St. Thomas and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and the U.S. District Court-District of Minnesota. He is a member of the Ramsey County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. For the last 20 years, Dave has practiced exclusively in workers’ compensation defense. His clients appreciate his accessibility and his commitment to regular communication, providing information on a timely basis.

Dave is a licensed commercial, multi-engine and instrument-rated pilot, and spent many years flying. He grounded himself when tuition bills for his five kids starting rolling in, although he does hope to be airborne again, perhaps after retirement.

These days he spends his spare time on terra firma, where he has perfected his swing and golf game to the envy of his opponents. Dave and his wife Barbara enjoy spending time with their 5 grown children and 12 grandchildren.

Press, Case, and Media Links

2013 Super Lawyer

2013 Minnesota Monthly "Power Issue" Recognition

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