Odette McMurrey Mace is a Managing Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Houston office where she is a member of the Partner Practice Group.
Odette earned a B.A., with honors, from Wellesley College. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, and clerked at Fulbright & Jaworski, as well as Hutcheson & Grundy in Houston. She served as in house counsel for the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin, where she was legal counsel for fuels acquisition and transportation, and managed litigation related to LCRA’s power plants. In 1988, Odette returned to Houston where she practiced commercial litigation at Looper, Reed & McGraw.
Since 2001, Odette has used her diverse legal background to recruit legal personnel for corporations and law firms, large and small. She is a native Houstonian, familiar with the people and the culture of the businesses and legal community in Houston and other major metropolitan areas in the State.
Odette consults with a number of national and international firms regarding the Houston market and what it takes to have a successful Houston office. She has worked with a number of regional and national firms opening offices in Texas and is experienced in creating an office which will grow and thrive in the Houston market.