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.

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

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