Partial Taking for HWY Expansion

Amount of original deposit made by the NCDOT: $61,725

Settlement Amount: $650,000

Name of Case: Turnpike Authority (DOT) v. Poplin

Date of Settlement: February, 2021.

Attorney for Defendants: Thomas (“Tommy”) L. Odom, Jr., The Odom Firm, PLLC, Charlotte

Description of the case, the evidence presented, the arguments made and/or other useful information:

The DOT took almost 6 acres of the 110 acre Poplin Family property for the Monroe Bypass. The taking damaged the two remaining remnants by landlocking 4 acres and leaving the remaining 100 acres damaged. Prior to and after the taking the highest and best use of the property was for residential development.

In the after condition, the remaining 100 acres not landlocked (1) would require an expensive buffer area to attempt to mitigate the damages to the residential use caused by the noise and proximity to the bypass and (2) lost approximately 11 lots because of the bypass, the landlocked 4 acres and the buffer area.


The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Convention is June 16-18th in Charlotte, NC this year! The Odom Firm is a sponsor for this event. Tommy Odom will be presenting the Eminent Domain case and statutory law updates from May 21, 2018 to Jun… Read More
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Eminent Domain Section CLE Seminar is back this Spring after 2 years! Tommy Odom is a featured presenter at the Eminent Domain CLE Seminar on May 12, 2022 in Raleigh, NC. Tommy will discuss “Gas Pains – De… Read More
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
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