Thomas L. Odom Jr.

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Tommy Odom is the manager and the supervising trial and appellate attorney for The Odom Firm.  Tommy practices law with his wife, Martha Odom, and his father, Fountain Odom.  Tommy has three children, Tripp, Annie and Max.

Since graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1983 with a B.A. in political science and law school at Wake Forest in 1987, Tommy has devoted his practice of law to representing individuals and businesses in the trial and appellate courts of North Carolina.  He seeks to protect the rights of individuals and businesses when the government uses its power of eminent domain to take their property or when they are injured by the wrongful conduct of others.

Tommy has been a frequent speaker on legal topics including eminent domain, trial practice, negotiation, and appellate law.  Tommy and the attorneys at The Odom Firm provide a yearly case and statutory law update on eminent domain for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  Tommy has been active in the legal community and was the Chairman of the eminent domain section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for the 2008-2009 term.

Tommy and his family are active at Myers Park Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon.  Tommy enjoys traveling with his family, playing soccer with a team of old friends, and playing guitar and bass with his band Roadkil.  He has volunteered his time to coach Charlotte Junior Soccer for many years and has served on the boards of a number of local non-profit organizations that support the arts and environmental causes.

Eminent Domain


Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Condemnation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Appellate Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1988
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • B.A. - 1983


  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member