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, Gates, Dare, Richmond, Washington, Chowan, Catawba and Guilford County and the Towns of Jonesville, Wallace, Columbia, Rose Hill, Yadkinville, Gibsonville, Plymouth, Dobbins Heights and Hoffman, and the City of Lumberton.
Mark Bardill is our principal shareholder
Mark Bardill has served local government as a Special Tax Attorney for 30 years. During this period, Mr. Bardill has collected the delinquent taxes on thousands of parcels. 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 19 years of experience in tax foreclosure work, all as Mr. Bardill’s secretary, assistant and paralegal. She is Staff Supervisor of our firm 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 11 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.
Nicky Lee is a former investigator with local law enforcement and has 3 1/2 years experience as a document processor, settlement representative and marketing assistant with the firm. She is a native resident of Jones County and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
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 has 3 1/2 years experience as a settlement representative with our firm.
Shelly Daugherty started with us as a high school clerk. She has 4 years equivalent of full time experience in tax foreclosures as clerk, document processor and settlement representative and now as court paralegal. Shelly is a resident native of Craven County and enjoys spending time with her friends, her numerous animals and deer hunting.
Emily Wiggins is a title searcher with 2 years experience with our firm. She is a resident native of Craven County and enjoys spending time with her children, the outdoors and deer hunting.
Rachel Hoffman is our newest employee and is a resident of Jones County. She has one year experience as a settlement representative and document processor. She enjoys spending time with loved ones, shopping and the beach.