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Our Story

Born of a merger between Waldrep LLP and Wall Babcock LLP in October 2020, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC is an experienced business law firm in North Carolina. Our defining characteristic is that we combine sophisticated solutions with individualized service. The four named partners – Tom Waldrep, Jim Wall, John Babcock, and Dennis Bailey – worked together as partners in another firm over 25 years ago. Eventually, they all left and went their separate ways. John, Dennis, and Jim later formed Wall Babcock LLP. Meanwhile, Tom served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Middle District of North Carolina. A couple of years after Tom left the bench and started his own firm, the four decided to merge their complementary practices.

The firm has thrived since its inception in 2020. A year later, the firm moved into its “traditionally modern” office at 370 Knollwood Street, Suite 600 to allow for expansion and growth in Winston-Salem. And in 2022, Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC broadened its presence into Raleigh, opening an office on Glenwood Avenue, near Crabtree Valley Mall.

The Firm's Named Partners
Tom Waldrep, Jim Wall, John Babcock, and Dennis Bailey

Attorney Dennis Bailey
Attorney John Babcock
Attorney Jim Wall
Attorney Tom Waldrep

Why Choose Us?

Together, the firm’s partners and senior counsel have practiced for over 375 years. While we have the experience to handle any business law matter, the firm has developed a niche expertise in healthcare restructuring and insolvency.


We pride ourselves in offering efficient, cost-effective legal services to business clients. We strive to generate a superior work product while billing our clients for fewer hours than our competition.


The boutique nature of our practice allows us to focus our energy, talent, and passion on helping clients in only a few specific areas, providing exceptional and individualized client service in what we know best.

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Our Circle of Core Values

We help our clients achieve their goals by combining legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of the industries we serve to find practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ needs. We fulfill this mission by strict adherence to our six core values:

C. Collaborate
We are a team of teams. Our clients benefit from our commitment to work together to achieve more efficient and effective outcomes. We create relationships both within and without our firm. We provide our clients and our employees with the information they need to make fully informed decisions. We promote transparency.

I. Innovate
We find better ways to do our jobs. We learn from everything and everyone. Every person and every situation have something to teach us.


R. Respect
We treat our employees, our clients, and our opponents with courtesy and dignity. Respecting ourselves begins with respecting others.


C. Create
We build processes to better do our jobs and to better represent our clients. We strive to make our firm our professional legacy.


L. Lead
We identify ways to better the situations of our firm, our clients, and our community. We take concrete steps towards those improvements.

E. Excel
We accept nothing but the highest effort and best results for ourselves and our clients.

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Our Firm's Executive Committee

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC's Executive Committee manages our multi-office law firm, serving clients throughout North Carolina and beyond. The firm, with offices in Winston-Salem and Raleigh, has selected two Managing Partners, Jim Wall and Kevin Sink. They are joined on the Executive Committee by Jim Lanik and Jennifer Lyday.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of this Executive Committee along with my other colleagues. Our firm has grown tremendously over the last couple of years and this venture gives us a great opportunity to take the legal services we offer our clients to the next level while creating a positive impact on the culture of our growing law firm,” said Kevin Sink.

The Executive Committee oversees the management and operations of the firm, with guidance and direction from the partners.


Attorney Jennifer Lyday
Attorney Jim Lanik
Attorney Kevin Sink
Attorney Jim Wall
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