Founder of longtime Reston law firm dies

Dexter Odin, who served as the first Fairfax County attorney and later co-founded a local law firm that bears his name, died this month. He was 89.

No cause of death was provided, but an obituary indicates he died surrounded by his family on March 5.

After serving as county attorney from 1967 to 1969, Odin joined forces with David Feldman in private practice. In 1973, they were joined by Jimmy Pittleman, and the firm took the name Odin Feldman Pittleman in 1976.

Today the Reston firm has 45 attorneys, according to Washington Business Journal research, and specializes in corporate law, commercial real estate, litigation and employment law. It is the 97th largest law firm in Greater Washington.

“Dexter was a leader, mentor, partner, and friend to so many,” OFP Managing Shareholder Doug Ross said in a statement. “He was a truly brilliant lawyer, always coming up with ideas that no one else would think of. He prided himself on practicing law the right way, in the most ethical of…

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