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Tommy Odom

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

2019 Best Lawyers in America Award - Thomas Tommy Odom

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

UNC-Chapel Hill, B.A. in political science 1983.

Wake Forest University Law School 1987.

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.

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

EDUCATION

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

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

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

News

May
24
NOVEMBER 19, 2018 | VOL. 31, NO. 38 | NCLAWYERSWEEKLY.COMReprinted with permission of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly © 2018 ■■ BY BILL CRESENZO bcresenzo @nclawyersweekly.com The city of Charlotte will pay more than $1.5 million to compensat… Read More
Mar
26
MARCH 11, 2019 | VOL. 32, NO. 2 | NCLAWYERSWEEKLY.COM Reprinted with permission of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly © 2019 ■■ BY ABBIE BENNETT abennett@nclawyersweekly.com A landowner in Charlotte has reached a $2.825 million settlement with… Read More
Mar
7
We are proud to announce that The Odom Firm, PLLC has been named a Tier 1 firm in Charlotte for Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019! Read more about the selection process… Read More
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