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, Hertford, Guilford, Pamlico, Northampton, and Moore Counties and the Towns of Jonesville, Wallace, Columbia, Rose Hill, Yadkinville, Plymouth, Dobbins Heights, Hoffman, Farmville, Maxton, Roper, Hertford and Pembroke and the City of Lumberton. 

Mark Bardill has served local government as a Special Tax Attorney for 35 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 and municipalities 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.

Mark Benning "Ben" Bardill is an associate with the firm, having graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2016 and Campbell University School of Law in 2020.  He is married to Caroline Price Bardill and resides in Kinston. Ben's interests include duck hunting, fishing and cooking on a smoker.

 

 

Our Staff

Zacchaeus Legal Services has a staff of 15, supervised by Mitzi Rouse Bland, who has over 20 years of experience in tax foreclosure work, all as Mr. Bardill’s secretary and assistant.   She is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and serves as Mr. Bardill’s Operations Manager. She is a resident native of Craven County and enjoys spending time with family, boating, and deer hunting.

 

Our firm has a total of 3 North Carolina Certified Paralegals and together with the remaining staff and attorneys, comprise a Legal Group, Title Search Group, Document Processing and Settlement Group, Certified Mail Group, Skip-Trace and Publication Group, Court and Sales Group and Audit Group.