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Martha C. Odom

Phone: (704) 377-7333
Fax: (704) 377-5747

Martha Odom has over two decades of diverse legal experience in North Carolina state and federal courts. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was an active member of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal. Martha joined the firm in 2004 and has been an integral part of the team ever since.

Martha is an experienced attorney and has handled legal matters in the following areas: Social Security Disability, personal injury, wills and estates, employment, ERISA, administrative law, guardianships, competency proceedings, and small business. She enjoys helping people solve problems that impact their work, health, family life and financial stability.

Martha is a former chair of the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section; and she is a former chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD).

In addition to practicing law, Martha enjoys spending time with her devoted husband, attorney Tommy Odom, and their amazing children. Martha is a wonderful mother to her two children, Annie and Max, and an active member of the community. She is a committed volunteer in her community, and at her children’s school. She enjoys volunteering at the Urban Ministry Soup Kitchen, Room in the Inn, and other outreach and leadership positions through her church. She also enjoys singing with her church choir when time permits. She recently rotated off the Board of Directors of Clean Air Carolina, after serving two three-year terms, and she remains committed to supporting local clean energy advocacy and education. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, tennis and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Personal Injury
  • Guardianship
  • Competency Proceedings
  • Wills and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1994
  • South Carolina, 1993 (currently inactive member)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, J.D., 1993
    Phi Delta Phi
    South Carolina Environmental Law Journal, Member, 1992-1993
  • Guilford College, B.S., 1988

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD), Chairperson (1995-1996)
  • North Carolina General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, Member (Chairperson 2002-2003)

News

Oct
1
Attorney David Murray applied his knowledge of property law and land valuation to obtain a settlement for landowners against a developer who he believed was violating the restrictive covenants on and around his clients’ property. In Bradford v. Dow… Read More
Apr
16
If you receive notice that the government, or someone with government authority, wants to take your property, you might be wondering what, if anything, you can do about it. Depending on the situation, your options may be limited, but you do have some… Read More
Apr
10
Your land is yours—or so you thought. Then you received a letter from the government telling you that it needs your land to widen a road, to expand an airport, for public utilities project, or some other use. Your first question is probably “… Read More
Mar
15
A 2017 land condemnation case, in which attorneys David Murray and Tommy Odom represented the landowner, illustrates the importance of not relying on an initial appraisal in a taking case. In this matter, NCDOT v. Warehouse Solutions of Charlotte, T… Read More
Feb
28
Attorney Tommy Odom of The Odom Firm was instrumental in helping to achieve justice for an employee who reported unsafe conditions at the national pharmaceutical company for which he worked. The employee risked his own career to ensure his employer w… Read More