Bailey Law Firm offers legal representation for your business and personal needs. Our philosophy is that sound legal advice requires a thorough understanding of your objectives and goals. Our ambition is to address your current matters so that we earn your trust and confidence to forge an enduring relationship. For us, it’s personal.

Applying law to complex problems is often not simple. We take the time to listen and to explain so that you are armed with the knowledge to make the best decision possible.

Our energetic and award-winning team offers a refreshing approach to legal issues as well as the assurance that we will still be here for our clients thirty years from now. We are a boutique firm whose focus is on Integrity, Advocacy and Understanding. In short, we seek to be an integral part of your success.

Jess Bailey

Managing Attorney

Jess Bailey

Jess is the Managing Attorney of the Bailey Law Firm. Jess focuses her practice on business and real estate transactional law, as well as finance-specific compliance and transactional deals. Her representation has covered transactions in a variety of projects, from straightforward mergers and acquisitions to complicated deals riddled with compliance and regulatory matters. 

Having previously worked in real estate, mortgage and property management, banking, finance, and environmental consulting, Jess developed extensive experience with a diversity of contracts and negotiations, most of which businesses encounter daily. This experience also provided her with greater insight into the many operational issues that companies face every day. 

Jess has built a reputation for being an informative, knowledgeable, charismatic, and passionate counsel. She understands the real-world challenges and pragmatic decisions facing numerous industries. Irrespective of the project Jess works on, she considers all positive and negative factors that may affect the deal and the client’s business. 

Jess holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Biology from University of Missouri in St. Louis and a dual Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Coastal Zone Management and Marine Environmental Science. Jess’s law degree was awarded by South Texas College of Law in Houston. An extensive educational and professional background helps Jess meet the most diverse transactional needs of the Firm’s clients. 

Michael Chandler

Legal Assistant

Michael is the Legal Assistant at Bailey Law Firm and joined the Firm in 2022 after nine years of service with the United States Navy. During Michael’s naval service, he was honored with a Navy Achievement Medal. Driven by a passion for positive contribution to the team and the community, Michael takes pride in providing the best organization and communication possible. His primary responsibilities include organization and maintenance of our CRM database, project management data, and client files, as well as coordination of pending information requests. 

Michael achieved a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Maryland Global Campus and earned his Paralegal Certificate from the University of South Carolina Aiken. His extensive and exemplary customer service and administration experience elevates the client experience with the Firm.

Devon Walsh


Devon is an accomplished paralegal and joined Bailey Law Firm in 2022. She not only has extensive paralegal experience but also taught as an adjunct professor in the paralegal program at Miller Motte College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Devon is motivated by a desire for progress-focused systems and process improvement. Her primary responsibilities are document drafting, corporate filings, bookkeeping, and client communications. Devon’s track record of initiative and dependability heightens the Firm’s effectiveness. 

Devon holds a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security from University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University in Schaumburg, IL, and earned two Associate Degrees; Paralegal Studies from Miller Motte College in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Criminal Justice Technologies from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Devon proudly served our country in the United States Army for four years. 

Emilie Patino

Executive Assistant

Emilie is the Executive Assistant and the first point of contact for both offices. She consistently strives to provide stellar customer service and genuine interactions with the Firm’s clients. Emilie manages innovative projects to improve client experience, organization, and office support.  

Emilie is fluent in Spanish and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.  

Jessica Dvorak 

Marketing Director

Jessica joined Bailey Law Firm in 2014, bringing with her extensive experience in graphic design, advertising, client service and office administration. Dedicated and meticulous, Jessica expertly handles all manner of social media, presentations, print media, visual communication, and event planning.

With both an educational and professional background in marketing and graphic design, Jessica developed and maintains the Firm’s website with the goal to inform visitors of practice areas and serve as a tool to assist navigation through the complexities of business and real estate deals.