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Raised in New Bern, North Carolina, I have been a resident of the Piedmont Triad since leaving New Bern in 1999 to attend college in Winston-Salem. I spent eight years living in Winston-Salem, and then four years in Greensboro before moving to Burlington in 2011.  Since then I have been active in the Alamance County community by participating in activities such as Leadership Alamance and fundraising for United Way.  

My areas of practice include: Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning; Medicaid Planning; Estate Administration; Tax; and a general Corporate Practice in which I assist sole proprietors, corporations, partnership and LLCs with all manner of issues including: formation, contract drafting and review, stock/interest sales and transfers, etc.

My services are generally billed on an hourly basis at a rate of $225 per hour; however, some exceptions may apply.  I also offer certain legal services, such as estate planning, on a flat-fee basis.  

I also offer flat-fee consultations. The fee for such consultations depends on the subject matter, but is usually $200.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Tax: 20%
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Elder Law: 5%



Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Vernon Law Firm

522 S. Lexington Ave.
P.O. Drawer 2958 (27216)
Burlington, NC, 27215


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Public Accountant LicenseNorth Carolina Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Vernon Law Firm2012 - Present
Owner/AttorneyBaugher Law Firm, PLLC2011 - 2012
AttorneyTuggle Duggins, P.A.2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leadership AlamanceParticipant2013 - 2014
United Way of Alamance CountyCo-Chair Professional Division Campaign2013 - 2014
Alamance County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Wake Forest University School of Law, Rose CouncilExecutive Committee Member2012 - 2014
North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Estate Planning CommitteeCo-chair2011 - 2014
Greensboro Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionSecretary2011 - 2012
Greensboro Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member2009 - 2011
Greensboro Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American MENSA, Ltd.Member2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Will and the Way (NCBA)Trust Us: Your Tax Bill is Going Up - Applying the Net Investment Income Tax to Trusts and Estates2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Wake Forest UniversityAccountancyMS - Master of Science2004
Wake Forest UniversityAnalytical FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Twin Lakes Resident ProgrammingAn Overview of Trusts2015
Twin Lakes Residents' AssociationEnd of Life Planning Panel Discussion2013
Twin Lakes Residents' AssociationEnd of Life Planning from a Legal Perspective2013
Wake County Estate Planning CouncilEstate Planning in 20112011
Raleigh Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsEstate Planning in 20112011
North Carolina Towing AssociationRecent Tax Law Changes of Interest to Business Owners2011
Gaston County Certified Public Accountants2010 Federal Tax Update2010
2010 Estate Planning and Probate Law SurveyCharitable Giving2010