Statesville Attorney


Mr. Baity, an Iredell County native, has over 21 years experience practicing law and is considered a leader among his peers. Mr. Baity has received the 10 Best 2017 Client Satisfaction recognition from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  Mr. Baity is a 2016 member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He holds a B.S. in Education and an MBA in International Business from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Mr. Baity earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Mr. Baity is the 2012-2013 Past President of the 22A Judicial District Bar, which encompasses Iredell and Alexander Counties. Mr. Baity was appointed to serve on the 2014-2015 Local Bar Services Committee by the North Carolina Bar Association President Catharine B. Arrowood. He served as Vice-President of the 22A Judicial District Bar in 2011-2012. Mr. Baity is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Iredell County Bar Association. Mr. Baity currently serves on the 22A Judicial District Criminal Courts Committee as well as the jail facility task force to determine the needs of the Iredell County Jail. He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Court.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Baity commands attention in the courtroom. He has successfully handled numerous trials in Superior Court and regularly does trials in District Court. Mr. Baity is certainly no stranger in Administrative court. In fact, he has handled many thousands of traffic cases in Administrative court over the past 21 years. Mr. Baity's experience in State and Federal Court gives you the assurance that he will handle your case with confidence, competence and personal attention to detail. He understands the stress that individuals go through when involved in the judicial system. Mr. Baity will make every effort to put you at ease by explaining the various processes to you and by keeping you informed as needed along the way until your case is successfully resolved.

Mr. Baity has a strong commitment to the community and believes in giving back. Over the years, Mr. Baity has sponsored numerous youth sports teams. Mr. Baity has served as a board member with the City of Progress Kiwanis Club, the Iredell County Emergency Children's Shelter, and the Elder Center. Mr. Baity is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Troutman. He served as Club President in 2014-2015. Prior to that, Mr. Baity was Vice President and Foundation Chair. Mr. Baity is an active member of Fairview Baptist Church in Statesville, NC, where he serves as the personnel committee chairperson, participates actively in Mission work, and sings in the adult choir.

Mr. Baity enjoys teaching and has taught paralegal courses as adjunct faculty at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.

Meet Our Staff

At Baity Law, we have an exceptional support staff. Admittedly, we might be a little biased, but accurate nonetheless.


Betty Jean M. Baity is our paralegal and office manager emeritus.  Most importantly, Mr. Baity's mother. She worked for  Baity Law from inception till 2014 when she retired.  Mrs. Baity was widely regarded in the legal system in Iredell County in her own right. She worked within the Iredell County Clerk of Court's office for over 30 years. In addition, Mrs. Baity, served with distinction as the Iredell County Clerk of Court Ex Officio Judge of Probate having been elected in 1990 until her retirement in 1994. Rest assured, Mrs. Baity possessed years of solid experience. She received certification as a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal and completed North Carolina Realtor license requirements. Mrs. Baity assisted in the areas of probate, real estate closings, serious injury cases, and all other civil matters. She utilized her experience and knowledge to assure that your case was successfully resolved.  Her contributions will never be underestimated or forgotten.  We wish Mrs. Baity a happy and healthy retirement.


Melynn B. Cairo is our administrative and legal assistant in criminal, traffic, wills, and uncontested divorce matters. Melynn is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in Human Services Counseling Addiction and Recovery from Liberty University. Melynn is a team player who understands that no matter the type of case, it is a serious case to you and she is committed to assuring that you have a positive experience with the office staff and the outcome of your case.

Sam Cruz is our bi-lingual legal assistant. Sam is committed to providing excellent client services in criminal law, traffic, wills, and uncontested divorce matters. Sam is currently a business major in school. In his free time he enjoys the gym, travel, and family.

Meredith Cairo is our summer legal assistant. Meredith is a 2017 graduate of Wake Forest University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. She is currently a 1L in law school at Campbell University in Raleigh.  When interning, Meredith assists Mr. Baity in the areas of criminal law, traffic, wills, and uncontested divorce matters.