Catherine Clodfelter focuses her practice on creditors’ rights and local government issues. She represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings or financial restructuring. She has experience with individual and corporate bankruptcies pursuant to Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. She also advises municipalities on a range of their legal needs, including the revision of sign, parade and picketing, and panhandling ordinances.
Before joining Parker Poe, Catherine clerked for two judges in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina: the Honorable Benjamin A. Kahn and Chief Judge Catharine R. Aron. Following her clerkship, and prior to joining the firm, Catherine worked with the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign as regional director of voter protection in Mecklenburg County.
She also clerked for the Durham City Attorney's Office and the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while earning her law degree from the UNC School of Law. Before law school, she earned a master's in public health from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.