My passion is providing solutions to the problems all families encounter, namely how to protect their dreams in the face of difficult situations. I chose to open an estate planning practice because I want to help you head off problems before they happen. When I first started my estate planning practice, I was thrown into the world of Medicaid planning when my father had a series of strokes that severely impaired his speech and mobility. My mother was faced with the difficult situation of not being able to care for him at home and not knowing how to afford a long-term care facility. As an estate planning attorney, this event motivated me to learn more about Medicaid planning. I realized there is a large population of people who need help both protecting their families’ futures with estate planning and planning for potential long-term care with Medicaid planning.
I understand the difficulty my clients face when contemplating the future. When I meet with my clients to discuss their situation, I am there to listen. My clients provide information that paints the picture of their family’s life and will help me tailor the right plan for them, whether it is planning for their minor children in case of the unthinkable or planning for their elderly parents to ensure long-term care is available. My mission is to help take the stress out of planning for the future and help my clients sleep better at night.
Prior to a career in the law, I worked in medical editing, where I assisted doctors in publishing their research. I worked closely with doctors and understand that the ever-changing landscape of health care can puzzle even the most savvy consumers.
While working full time, I attended the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, my background in research and writing helped me excel in appellate writing and Moot Court, where I served as the Executive Chair of the Moot Court Board. I was also privileged to work as an intern for Judge David Hittner in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and for Justice Jane Bland in the Texas First Court of Appeals. After graduating and passing the bar, I first pursued a career in litigation. Finding my passion lies elsewhere, I opened my own practice with the purpose of helping others prepare for the future.
I opened my firm with the support of my husband, Evan Odensky, who worked in research and counseling at MD Anderson Cancer Center for over a decade. We currently live in the Meyerland Area and serve the Estate Planning and Medicaid needs of fellow Houstonians. Together, taking care of clients is our top priority.
- B.A. in Religious Studies, Southwestern University
- M.A. in English Literature, Radford University
- J.D. University of Houston Law Center
Licensed in Texas