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Ciara L. Rogers | Partner
Business Bankruptcy, Mass Tort Bankruptcy, Mediation, and Municipal Law

Office: 3600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (984) 480-2005
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Ciara is a partner at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, PLLC. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy and business insolvency. She is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and is licensed to practice in all Federal and State Courts in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC, Ciara was an attorney with Oliver & Cheek. Prior to that, she was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Rich Leonard and the Honorable Randy D. Doub of the Eastern District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Court. In 2018, Ciara became the director of Campbell University School of Law’s Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic where she supervises second- and third-year law students in providing pro bono bankruptcy representation to low wealth individuals in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Ciara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History from Averett University and her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a member of the North Carolina and Virginia Bar Associations.

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Bar Admissions


  • 2022: United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina

  • 2019: Supreme Court of the United States; United States District and Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina

  • 2018: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • 2011: North Carolina, all state courts; and, the United States District and Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

  • 2010: United States District and Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

  • 2009: Virginia, all state courts



  • J.D. 2009, North Carolina Central University

  • B.A. 2006, Averett University​​​​​​

Professional Memberships


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Council, Treasurer

  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”), Carolinas Chapter, Treasurer

  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Subchapter V Section, Member

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Selected Publications and Presentations


  • “Subchapter V Judges Panel,” Moderator, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees' Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August, 18, 2023

  • “Fraud, Deceit and Misrepresentation Are Not Excused as Zealous Representation (Canon 7) – Fraudulent Bankruptcy Examples, Public Perceptions of Litigation, the Bar & Bankruptcy Updates,” Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar (PALS), Las Vegas, NV, May 10, 2023

  • “Subchapter V Nuts & Bolts,” National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys’ (NACBA) 31st Annual Convention, Washington D.C., April 29, 2023

  • “Bankruptcy Basics for Governmental Lawyers,” North Carolina Bar Association, Government and Public Sector Section’s Spring Meeting, NCBA Bar Center in Cary, NC, April 20, 2023

  • “The Emergence of Subchapter V,” 45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC, November 11, 2022

  • “Discharges in Subchapter V, What Has Changed from Chapter 11, What Remains the Same,” National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) 2022 Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 10, 2022


  • The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) “40 Under 40” Honoree, 2023

  • 2024: Best Lawyers in America®

  • 2024: Super Lawyers® – Business Bankruptcy

  • 2022: North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, Business Bankruptcy

  • 2021, 2022, 2023: Super Lawyers®, Rising Star

  • 2021, 2022, 2024: Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite in Bankruptcy Law

  • 2019: Super Lawyers, Rising Star; National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Next Gen Program Selectee

  • 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2022: Supreme Court of North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society

  • 2017: Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite in Bankruptcy Law

  • 2015: Pro-Bono Services Award, North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

  • 2014: National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Fellow

  • 2013: North Carolina Bar Association, Leadership Academy Graduate

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