Daniel Clodfelter has practiced law since 1978 and focuses on bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency litigation. He also has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation and with advising and representing clients with respect to antitrust and unfair trade practices matters, especially in the fields of health care and mergers.
Over his career, he has represented a wide range of business clients in litigation matters involving antitrust claims, RICO claims, lender liability claims, and environmental liabilities and has significant experience in class action and multi-district litigation matters in the federal courts. He also has worked extensively in matters involving bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations.
Mr. Clodfelter is admitted to practice in all state and federal district courts in North Carolina, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit and has frequently appeared pro hac vice in federal and state courts across the United States.
Charlotte City Council appointed Clodfelter as mayor on April 7, 2014 to complete the unexpired term after the former mayor resigned. He served as mayor of Charlotte until December 2015. Clodfelter has a long history of public service, including serving on the Charlotte City Council from 1987-93. Mr. Clodfelter also served as a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1999 until his appointment as mayor in 2014.