Tom Blue focuses his practice in the area of litigation related to real estate, including boundary and contract disputes, title and lien priority claims, condemnation proceedings, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosure and premises liability. His experience includes serving as both lead and assistant counsel in all stages of litigation in North Carolina state courts. Mr. Blue has represented title insurance companies, commercial lenders, investors, brokerages, landowners, and a variety of for-profit and non-profit enterprises.
Mr. Blue obtained his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville (summa cum laude, 1989) and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (with Honors, 1997) where he served on the North Carolina Law Review staff for two years. Prior to attending law school, he was employed by the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina, first as a whitewater rafting guide and canoeing instructor and eventually as a Vice President and then its Chief Financial Officer. He also served on NOC’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Blue runs a non-profit organization that organizes and sponsors canoeing and kayaking races. He was the race chair for the American Canoe Association’s National Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the United States Team Trials for marathon canoe and kayak in 2011 held in the Triangle. He was also the race chair for the United States Canoe Association’s Stock Aluminum Canoe Marathon Championships in 2014.