Peter Odom is the Director of Advocacy Training and Programs for The Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army. In this role, he oversees the Army's training programs for sexual assault and special victims prosecutors. He works closely with the Chief of the JAG Criminal Bureau to develop the best training protocol possible for the JAG Corps attorneys dedicated to trying cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Professor Odom has 25 years of experience as a criminal trial practitioner. 18 of these years were spent as a prosecutor, trying child physical and sexual abuse, adult rape, and homicide cases. From 2008 until 2015, Mr. Odom owned and operated The Odom Law Firm, defending criminal cases in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. He is considered an expert in criminal law and trial practice, and has frequently served as a commentator on CNN, Headline News, Fox News, and Al Jazeera America.
He is a former instructor at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies and at Emory University's Paralegal Studies Program in Atlanta. He is also a former trial practice instructor at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.