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Meet Hugh Bailey Associate Trial Attorney

Hugh Bailey

undefinedHugh Bailey joined Post Foushee Patton in June of 2016. He brings a diverse range of legal experience to the firm. He is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in New Bern. Hugh graduated from North Carolina State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

In 2003 Hugh attended Vermont Law School, one of the nation’s top environmental law programs. He began practice in North Carolina in 2007. Hugh worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnston, Harnett, and Lee Counties for over six years where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from traffic, DWI, felony drug cases and violent felonies, including homicide. In addition to his work as a prosecutor, Hugh worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Transportation Section of the North Carolina Attorney General’s office. He also worked with a regional insurance defense firm. Hugh brings a wide range of legal experience to Post Foushee Patton including Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Administrative Law.

Outside of work, Hugh lives in Raleigh, is a Wolfpack fan, and enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, and sons, Liam and Noah (and his yellow lab Zeke), paddling and fishing in the waters of his beloved Eastern North Carolina. After his undergraduate experience at NC State, Hugh worked in the field of outdoor education for ten years as a field instructor for the North Carolina Outward Bound School and as a guide and instructor with the Nantahala Outdoor Center in western North Carolina. Hugh worked guiding and teaching internationally in Scotland, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia and Borneo.

Areas of Practice

  • Traffic, DWI, and Criminal Defense
  • Family and Domestic Law
  • General Civil Litigation and Environmental Law
  • Wills and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar admitted 2007
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 1993 – B.A. Political Science
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 2006 – J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • District 11A (Harnett and Lee Counties) Current President
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

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