David R. Badger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Charlotte, NC

David R. Badger, P.A.
 | 325 Arlington Ave, Suite 550
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-375-8875
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (40%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

David (Dave) R. Badger is a trial attorney, as well as a former criminal and civil litigator. His practice extends to all chapters of bankruptcy for both consumers and businesses. Representing creditors or debtors statewide in North Carolina for the past 42 years. Dave is one of the first attorneys certified as a Trial Advocate by AAJ and board-certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar Association. A member of NACBA, NABT, NACTT and ABI, Dave has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Bar Bankruptcy Section and has been a frequent lecturer on legal issues involving bankruptcy. He has spoken on the interplay of domestic and bankruptcy issues at the NACBA Annual Convention in San Diego and  the same topic at the ABI Institute in Amelia Island, Florida.

Dave is widely appreciated for his hands-on approach and empathy for his clients' predicament. Recognizing that the hardest part of the bankruptcy process may be walking through the firm's door, Dave's office is designed to help clients relax. His Zen-influenced, light-filled office loft (home of Target - pronounced Tar-zhay - the office cat) and disdain for business attire serve as a counterpoint to a lawyer who truly enjoys the courtroom, and whose name inspires respect among opponents.

Dave has been AV* rated for outstanding legal ability and high ethical standards for more than 40 years and annually selected to Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Legal Elite by his peers.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. The AV-rating by Martindale Hubbell is limited to the top 5 percent of all lawyers.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy (40%)
Bankruptcy (40%)
General Litigation (20%)

Bankruptcy (40%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (40%): Bankruptcy Law

General Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About David Badger

Admitted: 1972, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.badgerlawnc.com/Attorneys/David-R-Badger.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell, 1976
  • Selected by Peers, Best Lawyers in America
  • Order of Service, North Carolina Advocates For Justice
  • NC Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Trial Advocate, AAJ
  • Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Certified Specialist, North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, 1987 - Present
  • Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, 1994 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, 2011
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 1972 - 2010
  • Co-Founder and Past Chairman, North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 1995 - Present
  • Past Member, Specialty Certfication Committee, North Carolina State Bar
  • Co-Founder and Past Chairman, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Consumer Law Section
  • Past Chairman, Lawyer Support Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Panelist for 2015 Western District North Carolina Annual Seminar in Charlotte,NC on topic of Dealing with Difficult Clients and Attorneys, Panelist, Dealing with Difficult Clients and Attorneys, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2015
  • Speaker at 2015 Western District North Carolina Debtor's Bar Association Seminar in Charlotte,NC on topic: Interplay of Bankruptcy and Domestic Issues:Potholes and Landmines, Speaker, Speaker at Western District North Carolina Debtor's Bar Association, Debtor's Bar Association, 2015
  • Panelist at 2015 ABI Southeast Institute at Amelia Island,Florida concerning the Interplay of Bankruptcy and Domestic Laws, Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015
  • Panelist at NACBA 2013 Annual Institute San Diego, CA, Panelist, Interplay of Bankruptcy and Family Law, National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2013
  • A Fresh Start, Greater Charlotte Biz, 2010
  • Defending Discharge Adversary Proceedings, Western District North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, 2009
  • The Bankruptcy Court- The Ultimate Court of Domestic Appeals, Consumer Bankruptcy Law Seminar, 2007
  • Bankruptcy Can Be an Amazing Morass, Greater Charlotte Biz, 2006

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, A.B. Political Science/English (1969); J.D. (1972)

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys;American Bankruptcy Institut
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  • “David Badger is one of the best overall consumer and business bankruptcy attorneys in NC.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for David R. Badger

325 Arlington Ave
Suite 550
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-375-8875


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Last Updated: 1/4/2018

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