Stacy C. Cordes

Stacy Cordes primarily advises clients on debtor-creditor disputes and related matters. Ms. Cordes has represented clients in all types of litigation before state and federal courts.  Her practice includes lender workouts, foreclosures and small business disputes and dissolutions.  Whether through formal mediation or out of court negotiated workout, Ms. Cordes’ strength is working to resolve complicated disputes. If bankruptcy is the best option, then Ms. Cordes will also walk through the process with clients and file Chapter 7 cases.  Ms. Cordes has represented creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy.

Ms. Cordes has served in various positions within North Carolina Bar Association including serving on the Board of Governors and chairing the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Bar and chaired the Young Lawyers Division. She has been a speaker and planned seminars on bankruptcy related topics throughout her twenty five plus years of practice. Ms. Cordes utilizes her interpersonal skills and professional relationships with other attorneys to provide the best legal representation for her clients.

Ms. Cordes has practiced law in Charlotte, NC since 1992. Prior to forming Cordes Law, PLLC, Ms. Cordes practiced law in Charlotte, handling various litigation and bankruptcy cases. Ms. Cordes has appeared before the bankruptcy courts of the Eastern, Middle and Western districts in North Carolina and has represented clients in the state and federal courts in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Ms. Cordes focuses her practice on assisting individuals and companies in workouts and representation regarding all types of debtor-creditor and bankruptcy disputes. Ms. Cordes is a certified Superior Court Mediator. At Wake Forest University School of Law, Ms. Cordes served as President of the Student Bar Association.


B.A., Wake Forest University, 1988
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1991

Bar and Community Involvement

  • AV Rated Attorney
  • Superior Court Certified Mediator
  • 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019 named by Business North Carolina Magazine among North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy
  • North Carolina Bar Association (1992-Present)
    • Board of Governors 2001-2003
    • General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council
      • Chair – Hall of Fame Committee – 1998-1999
      • Chair – 1997-1998
      • Secretary – 1995-1997
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (26th Judicial District 1992-Present)
    • Law and Society Committee Chair – 2015-2016
    • Law and Society Committee Vice Chair – 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors – 1997-2002
    • Young Lawyers Division Chair – 1995-1996
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Olde Providence Swim and Racquet Club and as Board Secretary
  • Member, Sunday School teacher and former Deacon, Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Served in various positions and on the PTA boards at Selwyn Elementary, Alexander Graham Middle School and Myers Park High School

Certifications and Accolades:

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2020
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2021
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