Pardis Camarda is a litigation attorney in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.  She has litigated complex maritime first-party insurance coverage issues including bad faith and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice claims, as well as financial disputes in the commercial fishing industry and handled storm claims for insurers concerning yachts, recreational boats and personal property such as piers and marinas.  She has experience advising insurers on coverage matters including domestic and international shipping and maritime issues.  She also defends both insurers and owners in marine salvage claims.

Before joining Cranfill Sumner, Pardis was an attorney at a captive counsel office for an insurer in New York State, where she defended clients in civil litigation matters relating to motor vehicle accidents, carrying large caseloads from beginning to end.  Prior to that, she litigated residential real estate matters at a firm in New York City.

Pardis attended St. John’s University School of Law on a merit-based St. Thomas Moore Scholarship and graduated as part of the first class of the Pro Bono Scholars Program.  She dedicated her time at law school to the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Program, where she represented low-income elderly clients in consumer litigation matters.  She received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Political Science and Sociology from Stony Brook University.

Pardis is admitted to practice law in the North Carolina state and federal courts and New York state courts. In her spare time, Pardis enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Cranfill Sumner Attorneys Volunteer for Legal Aid Eviction Project

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In May 2020, Legal Aid of North Carolina launched an effort to help North Carolinians who were struggling to pay rent and were facing eviction. Legal Aid paired available emergency financial support with a search for volunteer attorneys from across the state who could help negotiate past and future payments with landlords.… Read More