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David R. Badger, Principal

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.  

Professional Affiliations and Honors:
  •  Among the first attorneys certified as a Trial Advocate by the ATLA
  • Board Certified bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification and the North Carolina State Bar (Former member of Specialization Committee)
  •  Member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  •  Member of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  •  Member of National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and American Bar Institute
  •  Named as  North Carolina Super Lawyer
  •  Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating
  •  Selected by peers in Best Lawyers in America
  •  Named by Business North Carolina Magazine as NC Legal Elite
  •  Received the Order of Service award for North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2009
  •  Co-Founder and Initial Chairman of North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers,        Consumer Areas of Practice Section
  •  Co-Founder and past Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina        Bar Association


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, J.D. (1972)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. - Political Science and English (1969)


​ North Carolina State Bar

 U.S. District Court for the  Western District of North  Carolina

 U.S. District Court for the  Middle District of North  Carolina

 U.S. District Court for the  Eastern District North Carolina

 United States Court of Appeals  for the Fourth Circuit

 United States Supreme Court


Campbell University, School of Law, J.D. cum laude (2014)

Appalachian State University, B.S. - Political Science (2011)


 North Carolina State Bar

​ U.S. District Court for the  Western District of North  Carolina

 U.S. District Court for the  Middle District of North  Carolina

 U.S. District Court for the  Eastern District North Carolina

Ross J. Bromberger, Attorney

Ross Bromberger joined David R. Badger, P.A. as an associate in 2014.  Ross is licensed in North Carolina and admitted to practice in North Carolina state court and all three North Carolina Federal Districts.  Ross practices in the field of bankruptcy law and represents debtors and trade creditors in both individual and corporate bankruptcy cases.  

Prior to joining David R. Badger, P.A., Ross interned for Chief Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, as well as for the Bankruptcy Administrator (E.D.N.C.).  In 2014, Ross was selected as the recipient of the Judge Thomas M. Moore scholarship.

           Jessica R. Adams, Paralegal

Jessica has been employed with David R. Badger, P.A. since 2002.  She has experience in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases, 7 years of experience with the United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Western District of North Carolina; member of the NC Bar Association - Paralegal Division, Bankruptcy Section. 

                 Carleen D. Smith, Paralegal

Carleen received her B.A. in criminal justice in 2012. In 2013 she joined David R. Badger, P.A. as a legal assistant and has since been promoted to junior paralegal. Ms. Smith continues to be responsible for all legal assistant duties while maintaining an active paralegal role. Additionally, Ms. Smith serves as a Notary Public for the State of North Carolina. 

Target, Paper Weight/Mascot

Target (pronounced Tar-zhay) was named after the bulls-eye markings on his side.  Target has lived at the office full-time and has been faithfully fulfilling his duties as the Office Cat with the personality of a dog, and Paper Weight since 2001.

He adores the attention of our clients, but if you have an allergy or fear of animals, please let us know.

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