Bailey, Aaron N.

  • Attorney at Law


Jacksonville, NC





Aaron Bailey offers clients over 22 years of extensive experience in business law, torts, contract disputes, creditors' rights advocacy, and commercial litigation throughout North Carolina. He has argued in over one hundred separate courthouses throughout NC, including federal and bankruptcy courts.  Aaron is a North Carolina native and previously practiced in Raleigh and Fayetteville, NC. In April of 2021, Aaron returned to his hometown of Jacksonville, NC to join his friends at the law firm of Lanier Fountain Cerruzi and Sabbah.

Aaron served as the elected president of the North Carolina Creditors Rights Bar Association. He is one of only five attorneys licensed in North Carolina who is board certified as a Creditors' Rights Law specialist by the American Board of Certification. His familiarity with enforcement of contracts, litigation, collections, construction disputes, liens, insurance, commercial landlord representation and asset recovery strategies can yield creative, effective, and efficient solutions to complex recovery and dispute scenarios. Aaron also has substantial experience in risk management and litigation for professional engineering and construction clients, including those focused in the cellular telecommunications, remediation, and housing industries. Aaron also has significant experience with subrogation, defense, and accident cases.  He is also highly experienced in handling property tax assessment disputes before the North Carolina State Property Tax Commission. Aaron has tried several property tax matters before the full commission to successful completion.

Aaron is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and is a member of Christian Motorcyclists Association.

*North Carolina State Bar
*State, federal district, and bankruptcy courts throughout North Carolina
*Board Certified Creditors Right Law - American Board of Certification
*North Carolina Creditors Bar Association, Currently Director, Past President
*North Carolina Bar Association
*Onslow County Bar Association
*German Marshall Fund of the United States, Fellow Alumnus 2006
*Cover Story "To Russia With Law”, NC Lawyer magazine.
*Honorary Russian legal certificate from Udmurt Republic Bar Association, Russia 2005

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Collections


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology - Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications

  • Creditors' Rights Law, American Board of Certification, 2012

Classes and Seminars

  • Judgment Enforcement
  • Creditors' Rights and Collections

Honors and Awards

  • NC Creditors' Bar - President's Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication, 2015
  • United States German Marshall Fund - Alumnus, 2006
  • Honorary Legal Certificate - Republic of Udmurt - Russia, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NC Creditors Rights Bar Association, Director - Commercial Litigation
  • NC Creditors Rights Bar Association, President, 2014 to 2015


  • English