As the years pass, one would think life would slow down and become less complicated. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The complexity involved in elder law and special needs trusts can be overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be – Liipfert Law Group, led by Attorney Bailey Liipfert is uniquely qualified to help you navigate the many aspects associated with special needs, estate planning and elder law. We simplify the process so everyone understands what will happen and when.

Liipfert Law Group has the experience and passion.

We firmly believe an informed client and a qualified attorney create the best team for our clients and their families. Liipfert Law Group supports our clients in achieving their goals by providing service in the following legal areas:


    Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse and other situations involving older people.


    Estate Planning is as unique as a fingerprint – there are no two alike.  A well-developed plan is a final act of love you can provide your family and loved ones.


    Estate administration can be overwhelming and appear complicated to an executor unfamiliar with the process.  The process is supervised by the court through the Clerk of Superior Court’s office and the executor must follow the rules of the court when acting as executor.


    A guardianship is a court approved arrangement that is helpful when a person become incapacitated or incompetent and cannot manage their own financial or personal affairs.


    A Special Needs Trust is for people with disabilities who require medical and other services to maintain the level of care needed and the benefactor wishes to provide.


    Other trusts may include, funding college for grandchildren, minimizing tax liability and preserving wealth, or creating a charitable legacy.

Meet The Staff


Bailey Liipfert
Bailey LiipfertCertified Elder Law Attorney
Bailey Liipfert, III of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is firm principal of Liipfert Law Group, PLLC. He is of counsel to the firm of Walker Lambe, PLLC, Durham, North Carolina. Bailey is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses…
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Ben Limehouse
Ben LimehouseOf Counsel
Ben was raised in rural North Carolina in his maternal grandparent’s home, and though he didn’t know it at the time, their influence set the stage for his practicing elder law. Ben frequently played music in nursing homes and rest homes in Rutherford County with other local musicians. His first career out of college was…
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Sharon Roper
Sharon RoperBookkeeper & Legal Assistant
Sharon has worked with Bailey Liipfert since 2015 and serves as Bookkeeper and Legal Assistant. Prior to working for Liipfert Law Group, she gained experience as an Office Manager with an Atlanta-based firm, Operations Administrator for 160 AlphaBEST Education after school locations and ran a child care center from 1986 to 1998. Sharon has breadth…
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Beth Parker
Beth ParkerLegal Administrator
Beth serves as the firm’s Legal Administrator and Estates Paralegal. She has been working with estate administration for 24 years and has taught estate administration evening classes at Davidson Community College. Beth enjoys helping families maneuver their way through the legal process and finds it satisfying when she sees that her help has made a…
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Dia Casares
Dia CasaresMedicaid & Trust Coordinator
The moment you meet Dia, you will feel her genuine warmth and caring nature. Dia joined Liipfert Law Group in February 2020 and serves as a Legal Assistant. Prior to working for Liipfert Law Group, she worked as a staffing specialist and supervisor for 15 years. The skills acquired with her past employer transitioned well…
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Tina ThackerCertified Paralegal
Much to the firm’s delight Tina returned to Liipfert Law Group in 2019. As one would expect of her, Tina enjoys taking care of our clients. She considers her role an honor and privilege to work with people who are called upon to handle their loved one’s estate as they mourn their loss and continue…
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Bryan Dooley
Bryan DooleySocial Media and Blog Contributor
Bryan Dooley is a graduate of Guilford College. While earning a degree in History, he won numerous leadership awards and scholarships, wrote for The Guilfordian, and worked as a Diversity Coordinator. Bryan serves as a social media and blog contributor for Liipfert Law Group. Bryan, who has cerebral palsy, is an advocate for people with…
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Joyce Duggins
Joyce DugginsCertified Paralegal
Joyce joined the firm in the summer of 2020 and brings over forty years of legal experience in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration to Liipfert Law Group. She enjoys meeting the clients and being in a position to help them. Joyce earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Forsyth Technical Community…
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