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Anne Marie Odefey

Anne Marie Odefey

Anne Marie Odefey was born and raised in Port Lavaca, Texas, and graduated from Calhoun High School and The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government. She graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1994 and moved back to Port Lavaca to practice with the firm of Garner, Roberts & Roberts. In 2004, she became a partner in the firm that has evolved to the name it is today.

Her practice focuses on the representation of governmental entities, including the City of Port Lavaca, City of Bay City, City of Palacios, Calhoun County (special counsel for economic development), the City of Point Comfort, Memorial Medical Center, Drainage Districts 8, 10 and 11, Calhoun County Water & Control District No. 1, the City of La Ward and Refugio County Drainage District No. 1. She represents several business entities and individuals in real estate and corporate transactions, and prepare estate planning documents that do not require tax planning, including Medicaid planning, and handles probate matters. She is one of the owners of Gulf Coast Title Company in Port Lavaca.

In her representation of governmental entities, she has dealt with a variety of issues involving open government (open meetings/public information), contract negotiations and disputes, personnel issues (internal [training, interpretation, compliance], workforce commission, and EEOC), economic development negotiations and agreements (tax abatement/380 agreements/enterprise zone projects/public-private partnerships), land use issues (annexation/zoning/code enforcement/land use planning), committee interactions with the entity (port commission/ planning and zoning commission/ economic development/ chamber of commerce/YMCA), infrastructure planning and negotiating with large corporate entities regarding structuring and servicing balanced municipal and corporate needs.

She is involved in the Victoria Economic Development Corporation and is a past president of the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture. She is involved in the Calhoun County Bar Association, the Our Lady of the Gulf Altar Society, and is a Life Member of the Texas Exes.

On a personal note, she is married to Jamie Odefey, has two children, Alexis and Justin (and wife Tiffany), and is a “Gigi” to granddaughter Daisy. She attends Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. She is the daughter of the late Charles Zirkelback and Maria Zirkelback of Port Lavaca. She enjoys watching all sports, especially the Texas Longhorns.


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1989

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1994

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1994

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