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

Thomas P. Holderness

Tommy Holderness has resolved disputes and tried cases since 1990. His practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, taxes, shareholder derivative actions, money mismanagement claims and contract disputes. Tommy has helped several clients prevail in tax disputes against the North Carolina Department of Revenue in cases that went to the Court of Appeals, and he also helps clients avoid problems through pre-litigation counseling.

Tommy maintains an active pro bono practice, including the representation of low income tenants and low income individuals in conflict with the Internal Revenue Service.

He worked for the Tax Division of the U.S. 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, 2008-16
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina leading litigation attorney, commercial litigation, trust and estates 2012-16
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, business litigation, 2006, 2010-15
  • 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