Stacy C. Cordes


  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1988
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1991
  • 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
    • Bankruptcy Section Council Member: 2019-2022
  • North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee
  • Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar Planning Committee: 2023-2026
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (26th Judicial District 1992-Present)
    • Law & Society Committee Chair: 2015-2016
    • Law & Society Committee Vice-Chair: 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors: 1999-2002
    • Young Lawyers Division Chair: 1995-1996
    • Stacy has planned and spoken at various NCBA and Mecklenburg County Bar Association seminars on various aspects of bankruptcy practice, as well as Continuing Legal Education events.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • AV Rated Attorney
  • North Carolina Business Legal Elite – Bankruptcy 2014, 2016, 2018 – 2023
  • Superior Court Certified Mediator
  • Super Lawyers: Consumer Bankruptcy 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


Stacy C. Cordes primarily advises clients on debtor-creditor disputes and related matters. She has represented clients in all types of litigation before state and federal courts, including lender and SBA workouts, foreclosures, and small business disputes and dissolutions. Whether through formal mediation or out-of-court negotiated workout, Stacy’s strength is working to resolve complicated disputes. Stacy will also walk through the process with clients and file Chapter 7 cases if bankruptcy is the best option. Stacy has represented creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy. Stacy utilizes her interpersonal skills and professional relationships with other attorneys to provide the best legal representation for her clients.

Stacy has practiced law in Charlotte, NC, since 1992, appearing before the bankruptcy courts in the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of North Carolina and representing clients in the state and federal courts in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Stacy focuses her practice on assisting individuals and companies in workouts and representation regarding all types of debtor-creditor and bankruptcy disputes. At Wake Forest University School of Law, Stacy served as President of the Student Bar Association.

Stacy grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina. She and her husband, David, who is also a lawyer, have lived in Charlotte for the last 30 years, where they have raised their two children.

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