At Surratt & Thompson, you are family; It does not matter if you have been employed here for the past ten years or you just had your first consultation. You are treated like family.
A.J. Ceberio began working as an intern with Surratt & Thompson while he was just a first year law student at Wake Forest University. He quickly developed a deep understanding of the unique and invaluable services the attorneys and staff at Surratt & Thompson provide. A.J.’s desire to immediately begin helping clients pushed him to join the Civil and Criminal Externship Clinic as well as the Community Law and Business Clinic.
As a child, A.J.’s parents always owned their own small business. Through that, he witnessed the economic impact small businesses have and their essential role in the community. In addition, he has seen the impact an excellent legal team can have. He thrives working with small businesses and helping them achieve their goals. At heart, A.J. is a builder taking tremendous pride in watching hard work culminate into great achievements.
His father Andy has been a real estate appraiser for over 20 years, and for a significant portion of that time, AJ worked with him, both as an administrative assistant and as a licensed real estate appraiser, gaining insight into the real estate industry and putting him in a unique position today. As a direct result of his experience, A.J. understands many clients’ real estate needs beyond that which a lawyer would be exposed to in law school or even in a real estate law career.
The most exciting part of work for A.J. is seeing new clients with different, challenging needs. Professionally, there is nothing he enjoys more than when the client takes a sigh of relief knowing they made the right decision calling Surratt & Thompson.
When he is not helping clients in the office or in the courtroom, A.J. is usually with his wife, Danielle, either exploring all North Carolina has to offer or having a relaxing day at home with their pug and two cats. They are huge Florida State Seminole fans and do not miss a game during football season. A.J. is also an avid golfer and loves getting out to the course when he has an opportunity.