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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

Jul
1
Attorney David Murray obtained a decision from the Mecklenburg County Superior Court reversing three Town of Huntersville Zoning Board of Adjustment (“ZBA”) decisions which had denied variances for three new houses which had been built relying i… Read More
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 law 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 here:… Read More
Nov
19
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