About The Odom Firm

Tommy Odom has always had a passion for the field of law. He considers his father, Fountain Odom, to be one of the best attorneys of all time. His father often traveled internationally for his cases, and he loved to take Tommy with him. His early experiences with his father kindled Tommy's interest in the legal field. Fountain also served as Mecklenburg County Commissioner before being elected to the North Carolina State Senate. After seeing all of the rewarding work his father was able to do in practice and in public service, Tommy decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a lawyer. On graduating from law school, Tommy practiced alongside his father in a Charlotte law firm for more than a dozen years, which prepared him to start his own firm.

In the year 2000, Tommy founded The Odom Firm. In establishing the firm, Tommy’s ambition was to establish a boutique litigation firm that would deliver exceptional quality legal services—while also providing clients with the kind of personal attention that is so often lacking in bigger law firms. He continued to focus his practice on eminent domain, personal injury, and other civil litigation.

In 2003, Fountain Odom joined his son at The Odom Firm as Of Counsel after completing 14 years of service as a North Carolina State Senator. Bringing her many years of experience, Martha Odom joined the firm in 2004 taking on the firm's Social Security Disability and personal injury practice.

While still in law school, David Murray interned at The Odom Firm in the summer of 2007. After graduating in 2008, David joined the firm. He now leads the firm’s property and land law practice. David is a valuable part of the team and an integral part of everything that happens at the firm.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined litigation experience—and many notable successes—with particular focus in the areas of land law and personal injury. While our practice is strongly based in the Charlotte community, our reputation and achievements enable us to provide legal services to clients throughout all of North Carolina.

Our Approach: Exceptional Legal Services and Personal Attention

Our legal team relies on thorough investigation and preparation and keen trial skills to vigorously protect our clients’ rights and interests and secure the best possible outcome. At the same time, all clients receive the kind of personal attention they deserve throughout the course of a case.

Our attorneys stay in close contact every step of the way and respond to questions and calls promptly. To us, providing an exceptional level of client service is every bit as important as delivering the highest quality legal representation and advice. Our goal is to exceed your expectations not only with the outcome of your case, but with the high level of service you receive during the course of the entire case.

Our Commitment to Clients in Charlotte and Throughout North Carolina

If you are facing an eminent domain / land condemnation or property rights case—or if you or an family member have been seriously injured—we are here to help. You will always get our full attention and the very best quality legal services until your case is resolved. Wherever you are in North Carolina, we encourage you to call our Charlotte office at 704-377-7333 to schedule a consultation or contact us using our online form.


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