Lilian L. Faulconer

Creditors' Rights Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
252.215.4005 Fax 252.215.4077
Post Office Box 8088, Greenville, NC 27835-8088

Lily's practice focuses on a variety of creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and corporate matters.  She assists a range of stakeholders, including lenders, banks, financial institutions, and other creditors, on issues related to bankruptcies, collections, foreclosures, restructuring, and insolvency.  Lily's work also includes representing closely-held businesses and health care providers on transactional matters.  Lily routinely drafts various contracts, loan documents, and workout documents.

Prior to joining Ward and Smith, Lily worked in college and professional athletics.  Lily leverages her past experience in the sports industry to assist clients as part of the firm's Name, Image, and Likeness Practice Group.


  • J.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2021
  • M.S., East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance, 2018
  • B.A., summa cum laude, East Carolina University Honors College, 2017
    • EC Scholars Award, 2014-2018

Honors and Distinctions*

  • 2023 Trailblazer, Business North Carolina

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • East Carolina University Alumni Association (former board member)
  • East Carolina University Honors College Advancement Council (member)
  • Girl Scouts of the USA, Lifetime Member; Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Recipient
  • Greenville-Pitt County Chamber Power Luncheon Series Chair
  • Literacy Johnston, Volunteer

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2021
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, 2022
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle, Western Districts of North Carolina, 2022

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234
  • 2024 Chambers USA

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