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David R Badger

Attorney at Law 



 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.  



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

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

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  •  Among the first attorneys certified as a Criminal 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 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 Co-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

  • Recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)

  • Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina (2018) selected by peer recognition and professional achievements


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

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"Walking through the door may be the hardest step people ever take in their lives, but most people walk back out the door feeling like an enormous weight has been lifted from their shoulders."

- David R. Badger, Principal

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