How We Handle Fees

When the threat of a government taking of your property appears likely, your financial future may be threatened. You need the help of an attorney to protect your interests but may be concerned about the costs.

The Odom Firm understands your concerns and wants help. We have nearly 100 years of combined experience in eminent domain cases, and we only represent landowners, not the government. We are committed to protecting your financial interests.

How Much Does the Initial Consultation Cost?

We offer free consultations for eminent domain matters. This gives you the opportunity to meet us, get information about your situation and then determine, without risk, whether it makes sense for you to work with The Odom Firm.

How Do We Handle Fees?

There are no up-front costs, expenses or legal fees. We work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee means that an attorney receives a percentage of the amount recovered. If we are not successful in getting you more money than you were initially offered, we will not be entitled to an attorney fee. This allows you to pursue your right to request additional money, while protecting you from the risk of having to pay attorney fees' if no recovery is obtained over the government's initial offer.

Do I Still Get the Money that I was Initially Offered?

Yes. If you hire us, we can file a Motion for Disbursement of Deposit requesting the Court to enter an Order Disbursing the Deposit. After obtaining the signed Order, the clerk's office will disburse the funds from your initial offer.

Learn More

We invite you to learn more about our firm, our practice areas, and our team, and to contact us to discuss your case.

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