About Our Firm
We are a North Carolina Professional Corporation
Zacchaeus Legal Services is the registered trade name for Mark D. Bardill, P.C., a North Carolina professional corporation. It was formed in 2003 to provide property tax foreclosure services for local government by its principal, Mark D. Bardill. The Zacchaeus Legal Services office is located in Trenton and currently serves Onslow, Jones, Lenoir, Craven, Beaufort, Wilson, Warren, Chatham, Lee, Cabarrus, Scotland, Tyrrell, Forsyth, Iredell, Yadkin, Yancey and Gates Counties and the Towns of Jonesville, Columbia, Wallace and Rose Hill.
Mark Bardill is our principal shareholder
Mark Bardill has served local government as a Special Tax Attorney for more than 25 years. During this period, Mr. Bardill has collected the delinquent taxes on thousands ofparcels. He has been instrumental in developing the foreclosure program as a method of tax collection for each unit of local government he has served. His efforts in getting these foreclosure programs off the ground to full and complete implementation have resulted in greatly reduced delinquency rates in the counties he serves. Some of the tax offices he has helped now allow only 1 year of delinquent taxes before foreclosure proceedings are filed.
Mr. Bardill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 as a Mark Braswell Scholar. In 1985, he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law as a member of its Moot Court Bench.
Mr. Bardill is a native resident of Richlands, North Carolina. He is a member of Richlands United Methodist Church and is Past President of the Richlands Rotary Club and the Richlands Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Suzette, have two sons, Ben and Gus. Mr. Bardill enjoys boating, fishing and playing basketball.
We proudly introduce our Staff
Mitzi has 15 years of experience in tax foreclosure work, all as Mr. Bardill’s secretary and assistant.She has recently moved from Staff Supervisor to the firm’s court and sales paralegal and is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal. She is a resident native of Craven County and enjoys fishing, boating and deer hunting.
Melanie has 5 years of experience in real estate transactions and 7 years in tax foreclosure work, all as Mr. Bardill’s secretary and paralegal. She is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal. Melanie is a native of South Carolina and resides in Onslow County. She enjoys music, serves as church pianist and performs in local play productions and in community choir concerts.
Heather is a resident native of Jones County. She has been with us for almost 2 years and is now a Staff Supervisor Trainee.Heather enjoys deer hunting, fishing and the beach.
Katie is a graduate of NCSU where she concentrated her studies in fashion design and marketing. She is a native resident of Onslow County and enjoys her family, friends and pets. She is a settlement representative, processor and title searcher trainee and assists Mr. Bardill in marketing.
Tina is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal and brings more than 9 years of foreclosure title work to our firm. She is a resident of Onslow County. Tina is very involved with her church and is currently training for her certification in fire fighting. She is a title searcher and reviewer.
Nicky Lee is a former investigator with local law enforcement and is concurrently pursuing degrees in psychology and criminal justice. She is a native resident of Jones County. Nicky enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her dog Cotton and being outdoors. She is a settlement representative with our firm.
Lisa Summerlin is a Certified Paralegal with almost 30 years in the legal field, 15 of which are in tax foreclosures. She is a native resident of Craven County. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is avid about Supporting our Troops with two children in the active military service. She is a settlement representative with our firm.
Shelly Daugherty started with us as a high school clerk. She has 2 years of part-time and 6 months full time experience in tax foreclosures. She is a document processor and settlement representative. Shelly is a resident native of Craven County and enjoys spending time with her friends, her numerous animals and deer hunting.