STATESVILLE ATTORNEY

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BILL J. BAITY, JR., JD, MBA


Mr. Baity, an Iredell County native, has over 23 years experience practicing criminal law and is considered a leader among his peers.  Mr. Baity is the current 2020 Iredell County Bar Association President.  Mr. Baity has received the 2019 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney recognition from Attorney and Practice Magazine.  The 10 Best 2018 & 2017 Client Satisfaction recognition from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Mr. Baity is a 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In 2018 and 2019 Mr. Baity was awarded 10 Best Attorneys as published by American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.  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 in Lansing, Michigan. 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.  Mr. Baity routinely teaches criminal law in the State Bar approved paralegal certificate program at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC.  He has also formerly taught at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in their paralegal program. 

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 23 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. 

 

MEET THE TEAM

AT BAITY LAW, WE HAVE AN EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT STAFF. ADMITTEDLY, WE MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIASED, BUT ACCURATE NONETHELESS.

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HANNAH NICHOLSON

Hannah is one of our outstanding administrative and legal assistants in criminal, traffic, wills, and uncontested divorce matters. 

Hannah is an Iredell County Native.  She is married to Matt Nicholson and has two children Ryleigh and Rhett.

After attending Mitchell Community College, Hannah worked in health care for 9 years before joining Baity Law in March of 2019.  

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys camping, hunting and she also works at Chuck's BBQ & Grill which is a restaurant she and her husband own.

Hannah is dedicated to providing excellence in client services.

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Excellence in Client Services



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CAROLINE CLAYTON

Caroline is one of our outstanding legal assistants in criminal, traffic law, wills, and uncontested divorce matters.

Caroline is a native of Iredell County but currently resides in Alexander County with her husband Ted and 2 children Colson and Bria.  Caroline  also has two older sons, Jordan and Justin who live in Iredell County.

After attending Mitchell Community College and CVCC, Caroline worked in health care for over 10 years and worked with special needs children.  She joined Baity Law in 2020.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family going to her son's races and watching her daughter cheer.