• Extern to the Honorable Thomas Small, Federal Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2003
  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2004, Managing Editor, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, 2003-04
  • Vanderbilt University, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1971, Tau Beta Pi
  • Duke University, M.B.A., 1980
Bar & Court Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Katherine J. Clayton

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1600 Wells Fargo Capitol Center
150 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
T: (919) 573-6254
F: (919) 839-0304

Kate Clayton is a Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law. She assists businesses in finding solutions to problem financial situations, focusing her practice on business bankruptcy and creditor rights.

Kate has significant professional experience in executive and managerial capacities relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and strategic business planning.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by North Carolina Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy:  Business Law (2014) and in Bankruptcy & Credit/Debtor Rights (2012-2013)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association


  • "Business Provisions-The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005," Legal Topics Bulletin, July 2005
  • Liquidating a Technology Company in Bankruptcy, 4 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 169, 2002