Patrick H. Flanagan

Patrick H. Flanagan: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Attorney Awards

Biography

Pat Flanagan has been practicing defense litigation throughout North Carolina since 1994. Prior to returning to North Carolina, Pat handled criminal and civil matters in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Pat now concentrates his practice in the areas of employment and municipal law before federal and state courts and agencies, as well as handling a variety of premises liability issues, including safety and security related issues, for public entities, non-profits, and private companies. He currently chairs the firm’s Employment Law section.

As lead counsel, Pat has defended numerous public entities in lawsuits involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and constitutional violations in federal and state courts. He has also defended numerous police officers and public officials as lead counsel in various claims of constitutional violations in federal and state courts, and has defended various types of premises liability claims as lead counsel for public and private companies.

Accomplishments

•Selected for inclusion inNorth Carolina Super Lawyers (2011-2019)
•Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Litigation - Labor & Employment (2013 - 2019); Employment Law - Management (2015 - 2019); Civil Rights Law (2017 - 2019)
Business NC Legal Elite (2015, 2017)
•Selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

•“Litigation, Insurance & Immunities,” N.C. Municipal Attorneys Winter Conference, 2012
•“Handling the Police Liability Claim,” National Business Institute, 2011
•“Unemployment Compensation Update,” The Employers Association, 2011
•Various public risk and training seminars, 2009 - 2011
•“Free Speech Issues in the Workplace,” N.C. Municipal Attorneys, 2004
•“Interplay between Workers’ Compensation, ADA, and FMLA,” N.C. Association of Educators, 2002
•“Police Liability in North Carolina,” Lorman Seminar, 2002
•“REDA Claims and Due Process Issues,” N.C. League of Municipalities Conference, 2001

Most Recent Posts

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CSH Law Charlotte Volunteers at Men’s Shelter

Last week, members of the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP recently served 300+ lunches at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Charlotte Metro region. The organization operates two shelters in Charlotte including more than 400 beds and also provides counseling and training to help occupants find employment and housing....

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21 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Today Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) proudly announced that 21 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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Pat Flanagan to Serve on NCBA Committee

Pat Flanagan has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the NCBA’s Appellate Practice Section Council. His term will end in 2021....

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32 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

Thirty-two attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)....

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Pat Flanagan to Chair NCADA Employment Law Section

Pat Flanagan, Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently appointed to serve as Employment Law Section Chair of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys....

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Pat Flanagan Presents at NCAPA Annual Conference

Pat Flanagan, a Partner based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, presented at the March 12 North Carolina Association of Police Attorneys annual conference....

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20 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2018 N.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Star Lists

Today Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) proudly announced that 20 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2018 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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Flanagan and Shere Present at NCADA Seminar

Two Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) attorneys will be featured speakers at the upcoming 2017 Fall Seminar for Insurance Claims Managers & Defense Counsel. The seminar is presented by the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA)....

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33 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2018

Thirty-three attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Eight attorneys were selected for inclusion in the list for the first time....

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Pat Flanagan Presents about ADA Regulations at NCRLA Meeting

Pat Flanagan, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, spoke recently at the Charlotte Chapter Meeting of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA)....

Result

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal for Commercial Developer in Complex Construction Case

Patrick Flanagan and Mica Worthy (Defense Counsel), and Jaye Bingham-Hinch (Appellate Attorney) obtained summary judgment and dismissal of a complex...

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17 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Today Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) proudly announced that 17 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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Patrick Flanagan Addresses MCB CLE Event

Patrick Flanagan, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, served on a panel about “Voir Dire and Direct Examination” during a CLE event presented by the Mecklenburg County Bar. The day-long session featured training sessions for trial attorneys and their staff members....

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26 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

Twenty-six attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)....

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Flanagan and Hartzog Present at Municipal Attorneys Conference

Pat Flanagan and Dan Hartzog, Jr. served as speakers for the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys Summer Conference. The event took place on Aug. 4-6 at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville....

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Pat Flanagan Presents Employment Law Tips for Hospitality Industry

On June 14, Pat Flanagan presented “10 Ways to Get Sued & How to Avoid Them” at the Charlotte Employment Law Session meeting of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association....

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Pat Flanagan to Discuss Sign Regulations at NC Bar Seminar

Pat Flanagan is speaking today at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2016 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Meeting. He will present “Sign Regulations: The Implications of Reed v. Town of Gilbert.”...

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17 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH) is proud to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2016 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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28 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016

Twenty-eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016....

Result

CSH Law Defends Appeal on Behalf of Municipality

CSH lawyers prevail in appeal on case in which two subcontractors died while working on a water line project owned by a municipality. Summary judgment was granted in favor of the municipality in the Superior Court case....

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Attorneys to Speak at ABC Construction Conference

John Ong, Pat Flanagan and Nick Valaoras will be the featured speakers at a panel discussion for the Associated Builders...

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Patrick Flanagan to Speak at RMS Regional Spring Meetings

Patrick Flanagan will speak on employment law issues at the Risk Management Services Regional Spring Meetings. ...

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20 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

CSH Law announced that 20 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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Five CSH Law Attorneys Listed Among 2015 Legal Elite

Five CSH Law attorneys in its Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as Legal Elite...

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

CSH Law is proud to announced that nine of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition....

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24 CSH Law Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015

Twenty-four attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America....

Result

Flanagan and Worthy Obtain Dismissal of All Claims Against Condominium Association

Pat Flanagan and Mica Worthy obtained a dismissal of the case against a condominium association that was sued when the community voted for and approved a special assessment for renovations, as the complex was in a state of disrepair such that the Town Building Inspections had deemed it condemned....

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CSH Law Attorneys Present About Sweepstakes Law

Patrick Flanagan and Dan Hartzog, Jr. spoke the legal issues involved with internet sweepstakes cafes which are currently affecting local NC governments. ...

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21 CSH Law Attorneys Named to 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

CSH Law announced that 21 of its attorneys are selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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25 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014

CSH Law is proud to announce that 25 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ....

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24 CSH Law Attorneys Selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Ten CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 14 CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Rising Stars....

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23 CSH Law Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition

Twenty-three lawyers from CSH Law were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013...

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Four Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Recognized Among Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

One of the largest civil defense firms in NC, announced that four attorneys were recognized by Business NC magazine as part of its Legal Elite program....

Result

CSH Law Successfully Defends Town Facing First Amendment Retaliation Claim

Pat Flanagan and Meagan Kiser obtained summary judgment on behalf of a town and it’s Manager on a first amendment retaliation claim, based on defenses of qualified immunity and policy making....

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Appellate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Municipalities & Public Entities
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(704) 940-3419  Phone
(704) 831-5522  Fax
www.cshlaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30787, Charlotte, NC 28211
University Attended:
St. Lawrence University, B.S., Chem, 1987; CPT, U.S. Army, 1990-1994
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina; 1990, North Carolina
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•DRI, Member
•NCBA, Member
•NCBA Appellate Practice Section Council, Member ( 2018-2021)
•NCADA, Member
•Christ Episcopal Church, Member
•Charlotte Preparatory School, Board of Trustees Member
•Mecklenburg County Room In The Inn, Emergency Winter Shelter, March of Dimes, Supporter
•North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Employment Law Section Chair

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results.; As lead counsel, successfully argued and obtained favorable reversals of Appellate decisions in two matters before the North Carolina Supreme Court.
ISLN:
907386009
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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