David R. Badger

David R. Badger

Charlotte, North Carolina
(704) 375-8875
(704) 375-8835

Dave Badger is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to Charlotte as a sophomore in high school. From the beginning of his professional life, Badger's prowess lay first and foremost in the courtroom. He loves to argue, and he does it exceedingly well.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification and North Carolina State Bar
  • Certified Trial Advocate, Association Trial Lawyers of America

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Political Science and English

Published Works

  • Basic Banking in North Carolina National Business Institute, 1988
  • Foreclosure and Repossession in North Carolina National Business Institute, 1989
  • North Carolina Post-Judgement Collection Law Professional Education Systems 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991


  • Frequent Lecturer, Bankruptcy Seminars, 1978 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • NC Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine
  • Received the Order of Service award for North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Former Member, Specialization Committee
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and American Bar Institute, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Co-Founder and Initial Chairman, Consumer Areas of Practice Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Co-Founder and Past Chairman, Bankruptcy Section


  • Chi Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi

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