Tommy Odom, Managing Attorney at The Odom Firm

Tommy Odom

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

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Manager and supervising trial and appellate attorney for The Odom Firm since 2001.

SINCE 1988, REPRESENTING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES

  • Whose property has been taken, or had its value reduced by the government.
  • Who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.

LIFE

  • Family - three children, Tripp, Annie and Max, his wife, Martha, and their dog, Yogi.
  • Practicing yoga, cooking, playing guitar and bass with his band Roadkil, making and writing “stuff”, and fishing.
  • Coached for the Charlotte Junior Soccer League.
  • Served on a number of boards for local art and environmental non-profit organizations.
  • Volunteer with Urban Ministry Center Soup Kitchen.

EDUCATION

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, J.D., 1987
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1983

AREAS OF PRACTICE

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • North Carolina, 1988
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010

REPORTED APPELLATE DECISIONS

CLASSES/SEMINARS PRESENTED

  • Understanding Eminent Domain for Engineers
  • Eminent Domain Statutory and Case Law update, NCAJ, 2006 - Present
  • Appellate Practice for the General Practitioner in NC
  • New Cost Statute on Expert Witnesses
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues: How much does the Tenant Get
  • Direct and Cross Examinations: 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
  • Negotiation: When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them
  • Hearings to Determine Issues Other Than Damages and Pre-Trial Motions
  • Revised Rule of Evidence 702(a) and Appraisal Methodology and Admissibility

HONORS AND AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

News

Mar
16
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
Jan
15
The Odom Firm is proud to announce that attorney David Murray has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars (under 40) list for his work in Eminent Domain law. This is David’s 7th year being selected to t… Read More
Nov
11
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
Nov
11
The Odom Firm has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” for its Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation practice. This is the 12th year that the Firm has obtained a Tier 1 ranking. The Odom Firm remai… Read More
Sep
28
The Odom Firm’s team of David Murray, Tommy Odom, Keren Patrick and Andy Patrick participated in the annual “Clays for Conservation” tournament in Norwood, NC, which benefits the Catawba Lands Conservancy. While the team did not bri… Read More