T: 704.377.8345
F: 704.373.3945
  • 101 North Tryon Street
    Suite 1900
    Charlotte, NC 28246

Thomas P. Holderness

Mr. Holderness has resolved disputes and tried cases since 1990. He also helps clients avoid problems through pre-litigation counseling. His practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, shareholder derivative actions, money mismanagement claims, contract disputes and taxes.

Mr. Holderness also maintains an active pro bono practice through the representation of victims of domestic violence, low income individuals in conflict with the Internal Revenue Service, and low income tenants.

Mr. Holderness worked for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1990-98.

Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Board of Directors
  • The Burrito Project
  • Volunteer Basketball Coach

Professional Recognition

  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation - trusts and estates, 2008-15
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina leading litigation attorney, commercial litigation, trust and estates 2012-14
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, business litigation, 2006, 2010-14
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • North Carolina Bar Association, William L. Thorp Pro Bono Award, 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Citizen Lawyer Award, 2011
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Pro Bono Publico Award, Alumnus of the Year, 2010
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, 2009
  • Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, 2007