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.