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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

Nov
19
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Oct
15
Attorney David Murray obtained a decision from the Mecklenburg County Superior Court reversing a City of Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment (“ZBA”) decision which found his client in violation of the City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance for its o… Read More
Oct
1
Attorney David Murray applied his knowledge of property law and land valuation to obtain a 1.7 million dollar settlement for his clients against a developer who he believed was violating the restrictive covenants on and around the landowners’ p… Read More
Apr
16
Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private land for public use. This power stems from the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, so although it may seem like the government is overreaching when it tries to take your land, this right… Read More
Apr
10
Your land is yours — or so you thought. Then you received a letter from the government informing you that it is taking your land through the power of eminent domain to expand an airport, for a public utilities project, or some other use. Your first… Read More