When Will I Receive My Full Compensation?

It depends. If The Odom Firm helps you reach a settlement before the government or other condemning authority has to file a lawsuit, you will have the money soon after settlement. If the claim is not settled before an eminent domain lawsuit is filed, there will be legal proceedings in which The Odom Firm will file answers for you requesting full compensation and a jury trial.

In most cases, the government will deposit into the court its estimate of just compensation. We will attempt to get those funds immediately but will have to work with any lienholders. Receiving the deposit - your first check - does not take away your right to ask for more money. If you owe taxes on the property or there is a lien against the property, all or part of the money might have to go to pay those debts first. If in the course of the legal process, the court finds you are entitled to more money, you will receive that at a later date.


The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Convention is June 16-18th in Charlotte, NC this year! The Odom Firm is a sponsor for this event. Tommy Odom will be presenting the Eminent Domain case and statutory law updates from May 21, 2018 to Jun… Read More
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Eminent Domain Section CLE Seminar is back this Spring after 2 years! Tommy Odom is a featured presenter at the Eminent Domain CLE Seminar on May 12, 2022 in Raleigh, NC. Tommy will discuss “Gas Pains – De… Read More
Each year, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly publishes an annual review of the top verdicts and settlements obtained in North Carolina. The Odom Firm’s $8,300,000 settlement with the City of Charlotte for the acquisition of land near the airport ra… Read More
Tommy Odom, with former NC Supreme Court Justice Robert N. Hunter, Jr., has planned the NC Bar Association 2020 Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section CLE titled “COVID-19 v. The Constitution: The New Normal?” Tommy invites al… Read More