Preston Odom Certified as a Specialist in Appellate Practice – 1 of 15 in NC

The North Carolina State Bar recently certified Charlotte attorney Preston O. Odom, III, as a specialist in Appellate Practice. He is one of 15 lawyers state-wide to achieve this distinction.

The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program assists members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law. The program also gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.

To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.

Preston Odom has been an attorney with James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A., since 2000, and concentrates his legal practice in the areas of appeals and trial-level litigation support.