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Adrian O’Dea

Adrian O’Dea


Phone: (02) 02 8226 7307

International Phone: (+61 2) 8226 7307

Location: Sydney

Adrian is a specialist in the area of dispute resolution and commercial litigation.

Adrian assists clients with the resolution of a broad range of disputes, including breach of contract, negligence actions, property disputes, insurance claims, trade practices claims, debt recovery, criminal law and work health and safety.

Adrian has had a diverse, international career, spanning Australia, the UK and Ireland. He has worked in both the private and public sectors. Recognised as an authority on employment issues, Adrian was seconded for a period to the Legal Department of the WorkCover Authority of New South Wales.

Adrian has also gained wide commercial experience, advising on a broad spectrum of law, and is able to use that experience to approach cases in a practical, constructive and balanced way.

Adrian is committed to social justice and serves on a number of community organisations, including: 

  • Member of the Advisory Board of The Little Sisters of the Poor;
  • Member of Stella Maris College;
  • Member of Mount St Benedict College.

“Working at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers enables me to have a balanced career: helping clients achieve the results they need in and out of the court room and enabling me to give back by being involved in community organisations.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Adrian has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Wollongong.
  • Adrian was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1997.
  • Adrian joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2000 and became a Partner in 2004.
  • Adrian is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the NSW Law Society.


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