Pennsylvania native Thomas R. Holt headed south, first to West Virginia to acquire a bachelor’s degree in Sociology before moving to Chapel Hill in 1980. He spent several years in the field of social work before enrolling in law school at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor and being admitted into the North Carolina State Bar in 1990.
A shareholder in the firm, Tom has been with Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. for over 30 years, and currently anchors the Southern Village office location. His primary focus is residential and commercial real estate transactions. His social work background and calming demeanor in closings has proved to be valuable in helping clients navigate important and at times stressful financial transactions.
Downtime is spent primarily with family, fishing when he can, but always fiercely following the Tar Heels. Tom devotes time to community service, having previously sat on the board of the Freedom House Recovery Center, inc., and currently serving on the board of the Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation. He volunteers with the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program of the North Carolina State Bar, and was the recipient of the 2013 Chief Justices LAP Award.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1990
- Davis and Elkins College, B.A., 1980
Memberships and Admissions
- North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1990
- North Carolina Bar Association, Member