Daniel A. Brader

Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email dabrader@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9147 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Danny is based out of the Raleigh office and assists banks, financial institutions, and other creditors in navigating the legal complexities found in creditors' rights disputes and bankruptcies. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases in all bankruptcy districts in North Carolina. He has experience in representing creditors with pre- and post-judgment remedies in state and federal courts, including, but not limited to, loan workouts, restructurings, claim and delivery/replevin actions, foreclosures, and receiverships.


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2015
  • B.S., magna cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2012

Honors and Distinctions*

  • "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers®, 2021-2022

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Division: Young Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Division: Bankruptcy
  • North Carolina Creditors Bar Association – Vice President/President-Elect, 2021; Head of Membership Committee, 2019-2020
  • Wake County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2015
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina



* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2022
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2022

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