Thomas Babel



Office: (252) 514-2828; Ext: 4070
Direct: (910) 756-4070
Fax: (910) 756-4070
Mobile: (910)508-0359


Practice Groups:

  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Construction

Bar Admission

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of NC
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of OH
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the 6th Circuit



  • Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, J.D., 1998 (with Honors)
  • Miami University of Ohio, B.S., 1995

Tom Babel’s practice, spanning over 20 years in large law firms and as in-house corporate counsel, encompasses a broad range of business law and litigation matters.

Awards and Recognitions

  • AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating for Ability & Ethics from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America’s for Business Litigation (2013-2018)
  • Super Lawyers for Litigation (2017-2018)
  • Legal Elite for Construction (2022)
  • Yellow Belt Legal Lean Six Sigma

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association

Previous Employment

  • Squire Patton Boggs LLP
  • Ward and Smith, P.A.
  • Evenflo Company, Office of General Counsel

Recent Transactions and Engagements:

  • Representation of purchaser in asset purchase of 40 retail locations with a value in excess of $30 Million
  • Defense verdict for general contractor and an award of over $2.0 Million on general contractor’s counterclaim in a defective construction arbitration.
  • Plaintiff’s verdict for an international water treatment company’s covenant not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets claims resulting in an award in excess of $5.0 Million
  • Victorious claim for equitable adjustment for federal contractor on a federal contract for construction of military barracks

Other Experience:

  • Former member Board of Trustees Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chairman Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Former member Board of Trustees Cape Fear Community College Foundation