One week after Steve Elkins announced he would step down as legal counsel to the governor, Phil Bredesen filled the position.
Junaid Odubeko, who has served as deputy legal counsel to the governor since 2007, has been tapped to fill the vacancy.
“Junaid has proven himself to be a skilled and knowledgeable advisor on a number of legal issues,” said Bredesen. “I value his counsel, and am very pleased he has agreed to serve the state by stepping into this role.”
Before joining the administration, Odubeko was an associate at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, in Memphis where his practice focused on the areas of civil litigation and municipal law.
A Memphis native, Odubeko is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and holds a doctor of jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University. He was a 2010 graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program and currently serves on the boards for Hands on Nashville and Tennis Memphis.