Adewale Odetunde

Adewale Odetunde

Attorney

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • United State District Court for Eastern District and Western Districts

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2021
    (Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters Service)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • George Trial Lawyers Association
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Associations of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Adewale Odetunde was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. Wale was a part of the Ole Miss track team for four years and was the 2009 SEC Triple Jump Champion. Wale obtained his juris doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Wale moved to Dallas in 2013. Prior to working for Witherite Law Group, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Martin Hoffman of the 68th Judicial District Court in Dallas County. During his internship, he drafted legal memorandum and attended hearings and trials in civil litigation cases. After his internship, he practiced personal injury and civil litigation at another local firm.

Wale joined Witherite Law Group in 2015. In 2021 he relocated to the firm's Atlanta office. He loves fighting to ensure his clients receive justice, many times litigating car and truck wreck cases on his client's behalf.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Thomson Reuter Service.

He is a loving husband and father of two children. He enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends.

Top Settlements and Verdicts

$733,173.88
Total Amount to Client
Ferrari Makes Unsafe Lane Change Across Three Lanes Hitting Vehicle

Client was travelling on Northwest Highway 12 when Defendant in a Ferrari made an unsafe lane change across 3 lanes and struck her car which sent it spinning. She ended up going to the hospital from the scene. Client underwent a surgery to her back due to injuries from the wreck. She needed another lower back surgery as well as a neck surgery. She also began dealing with increased depression and anxiety as a result of her injuries and being unable to take care of herself. She was involved in two subsequent accidents.

$511,456.19
Total Amount to Client
Box Truck Driver Using Phone Fails to See Car Slowing

Client was travelling on South Garland Ave in Garland. Defendant was driving a box truck for company. He was using his phone and failed to see another car slowing. Defendant changed lanes and flipped our client’s truck. Defendant was driving on a suspended license at the time that the company was unaware of. Client had a ride along 2 months before the wreck where trainer indicated he needed to increase his following distance. Client suffered injuries to his lower back and neck. Client received surgeries to neck and back.

$400,021.06
Total Amount to Client
Truck Driver Runs Over Driver's Leg at Truck Stop

Client was a truck driver and was at a truck stop beside her truck when Defendant truck driver began driving and ran over her leg. Client was in the hospital for multiple weeks and had to undergo multiple skin grafts due to the injury to her leg. Client continued to have difficulty walking and working after the wreck.

$331,334.82
Total Amount to Client
Driver Makes Unsafe Lane Change into Concrete Barrier Flipping Car

Client was travelling on I-35 in Round Grove Road in Lewisville. Defendant made an unsafe lane change and struck a concrete barrier causing her vehicle to flip and land in front of our client. Client lost control of vehicle and struck concrete bartrier. Client was transported to the hospital. Client suffered fractures to both legs and was hospitalized for 38 days.

$255,518.42
Total Amount to Client
Driver Runs Red Light into Uber Driver

Client was driving for Uber when another driver ran a red light and struck the front of his vehicle. The passengers in Jeffrey's vehicle left the scene in another Uber. Jeffrey left the scene and did not seek care at the emergency room. Due to his injuries, he required a neck and a low back surgery. He had difficulty working after the collision and began working a reduced amount of hours.

$250,000.00
Total Amount to Client
Tractor Trailer Driver Fails to Steer Right To Avoid Other Vehicle

Client was travelling in Marshall, Texas. He was driving to work early one morning on a two lane road. As he was driving, he drifted into on coming traffic. He returned to his vehicle to the right side of the road. A tractor trailer driver steers left to avoid our client despite his training telling him to steer right to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Truck driver had never been trained by company to steer to the right in this situation. Defendant received no training from company. Client was found to have alcohol and thc in his system at time of wreck.

$233,314.21
Total Amount to Client
Uninsured Driver T-Bones Vehicle

Driver was travelling on Westmoreland Road in Dallas when an uninsured driver ran a red light and T-boned his vehicle which knocked him unconscious. He was transported to the hospital due to his injuries which included injuries to his neck and back. He was involved in a subsequent wreck a week and a half later which aggravated the injuries in his neck. Client had to pursue a uninsured motorist claim.

$208,815.88
Total Amount to Client
Tractor Trailer Makes Unsafe Lane Change Sending Vehicle into Retaining Wall

Client was travelling in Rowlett when a tractor trailer made an unsafe lane change and struck client’s car. Clients car was sent into a retaining wall and his vehicle to spin out. Client suffered aneurysm of the iliac artery which required him to be transported to two hospitals and receive a surgery. Client was hospitalized for a few days.

$187,409.26
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Leaves Lane Striking Vehicle

Clients were traveling on 285 in DeKalb County. Defendant 18-wheeler left his lane and struck the side of their vehicle. Client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder and back. He underwent a neck surgery.

$163,958.05
Total Amount to Client
Uber Driver Rear-Ended at Stop Light

Client was driving on Ledbetter in Dallas, Texas. He was driving for Uber at the time as was on his way to pick up a fare. Defendant rear ended client while stopped at a light. Client suffered injuries to his shoulder and neck. Client had previously complained of shoulder pain. Client underwent a rotator cuff surgery but continued to deal with pain and required a total shoulder replacement.

$153,096.16
Total Amount to Client
Truck Makes Unsafe Lane Change Causing Accident

Client was travelling on the IH-20 Service Road in Grand Prairie. Truck driver made an unsafe lane change and caused wreck with our client. Client suffered injuries to his neck, right shoulder, back right knee and head. Client was recommended a lower back surgery.

$152,936.48
Total Amount to Client
Box Truck Fails to Yield When Exiting Private Drive

Client was travelling on Vista Ridge in Gwinnett County. Defendant was exiting a private drive and failed to yield the right of way to the client. Client ran into the side of Defendant’s box truck. She immediately began dealing with pain in both of her knees. Client was transported to the hospital via EMS. She eventually underwent surgeries on both of her knees. After surgeries, she continued to deal with knee pain which required additional injection. She also suffered injuries to her neck which also required neck surgery.

$148,580.46
Total Amount to Client
Speeding Driver Rear-Ends Vehicle

Client was travelling on I-20 in Dallas. Defendant was speeding and rear ended client. Client suffered injuries to his ankle, knees and lower back. Client underwent a knee surgery and was recommended a surgery for the other knee.

$123,269.29
Total Amount to Client
Rear-Ended at a Red Light

Client was travelling on Harry Hines in Dallas. While stopped for a red light he was rear-ended by Defendant. Client suffered injuries to his head neck, back, left shoulder and left hip. Client required a shoulder surgery.

$122,423.66
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Runs Red Light Flipping Client's Vehicle

Client was travelling on Main Street in Duncanville when Defendant ran a red light and flipped client’s vehicle. Client needed to be removed from wreck by fire department. Client ha previous knee pain and prior surgeries. Injuries in her knees got significantly worse after the wreck. Client was recommended surgeries to her lower back and bilateral knees replacements.

$119,249.00
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Swerves and Rear-Ends Car in Traffic

Client was off of I-35 when he slowed down for traffic when 18-wheeler tried to swerved but still rear-ended him. Client suffered injuries to his neck, back, head, left arm and left shoulder. Client received several injections to his neck and back.

$108,840.47
Total Amount to Client
Rear-Ended Causing Multi-Car Accident

Client was rear ended by a car which pushed him into the vehicle in front of him. He suffered injuries to his neck and low back. He received multiple injections for his pain.

$108,104.28
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Reverses into Pedestrian

Client was walking through her apartment complex when a vehicle reversed into her. Client was knocked to the ground. Plaintiff suffered injuries to her right hip. Client underwent a hip surgery.

$102,381.91
Total Amount to Client
Rent-A-Center Box Truck Illegally Parked in Parking Lot Makes U-Turn

Our client was struck by a Rent-A-Center box truck that was making a U-turn in a parking lot. Defendant was illegally parked and started to make the U-turn from a stopped position. Defendant blamed client for speeding through the parking lot. Defendant had a witness that blamed client for speeding as well. Client was a hair dresser who had difficulty working after the wreck and was recommended a neck surgery. She was involved in a subsequent wreck with significant property damage and injuries.

$77,000.00
Total Amount to Client
Second Car in a Four-Car Wreck

Our client was the second vehicle in a four car wreck. She required a shoulder surgery and was recommended a full shoulder arthroplasty. The defendant hired a biomechanical expert and a doctor to give the opinion that client's shoulder injury could not have been caused by the wreck. Insurance company paid $25,000 over the policy limits without having to go to trial.

$58,378.68
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Clips Vehicle Sending it into Dump Truck

Client was travelling on I-20 where it splits into I-635 when she was clipped by an 18-wheeler which spun her vehicle. She struck another dump truck then struck the 18-wheeler a second time. Defendant driver claimed that he never changed lanes prior to the collision and disputed making contact with client. Defendants hired an expert to reconstruct the motor vehicle collision and state that client struck the dump truck prior to striking the 18-wheeler. Client received multiple injections to her neck back and knee as a result of her injuries. Defendants argued that treatment was not necessary.

$54,217.66
Total Amount to Client
Drunk Driver Veers Off Road Striking Car on Side of Road

Client was on the service road of SH121. He was helping a friend who had broken down on the side of the road. As he was in his car, a drunk driver veered off the road and struck the back of his vehicle. He injured his lower back. Client received some chiropractic treatment. He had difficulty coaching and playing basketball after the wreck due to his back pain.

$52,502.29
Total Amount to Client
Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver

Client was struck by a hit and run driver. Witnesses wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle, but wrote it down incorrectly. Police were unable to confirm the license plate number of the defendant driver. Months later, client saw Defendant's vehicle again in front of the Omni hotel. Witness testified that she knew license plate number was off by 1 digit. Client suffered injuries to his neck and back as a result of the collision. Client received multiple injections in his back due to the pain.

$50,711.97
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Hits Car Stopped at Red Light While Turning Left

Our client was sitting at a red light in Garland. Defendant driver made a left turn too fast and struck our client. Defendant driver went missing and only defendant was the owner of the vehicle. Defendant owner claimed that driver was a former roommate who he had sold vehicle to prior to the wreck. Defendant owner still had possession of the vehicle at time lawsuit was filed. Client had injuries to her neck, back, shoulders, hip, right knee, right ankle, right foot, right wrist and right hand. Her injuries made it difficult for her to continue her business as a daycare owner.

$47,546.39
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Failed to Maintain Safe Distance

Client was travelling eastbound on Highway 183. He began to slow for traffic in front of him. Defendant failed to maintain a safe distance and failed to keep a safe distance. Client suffered injuries to his neck and back. Due to the wreck, he was given several injections in his lower back due to the pain. The defendant’s insurance company paid $70,000 over the policy limits without trial.

$35,358.75
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Driver Without Training Changes Lanes Improperly

Client was travelling on Josey Lane in Farmers Branch in the right lane. 18-wheeler was traveling in the middle lane. Client was struck by the 18-wheeler that changed lanes improperly. The driver of the 18-wheeler had not received any training on operation of commercial motor vehicle. He was hired by his uncle who was the owner of the company. The trucking company did not investigate the cause of the collision. Defendants obtained surveillance footage of Angela prior to the trial. Due to her injuries, our client was recommended a lower back surgery.

$11,721.65
Total Amount to Client
Fails to Stop Due to Traffic Caused By Wreck

Client was travelling southbound on 635 in Mesquite when he slowed for traffic ahead due to another wreck ahead. Defendant didn’t believe that client needed to stop when he did and blamed client for the wreck. Client received several injections to his lower back due to back pain. Insurance company paid $15,000 over the policy limits without trial.

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