Dan M. Hartzog, Jr.

Dan M. Hartzog, Jr.: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Dan M. Hartzog, Jr. has been practicing defense litigation since 2006. He joined the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. In the course of this time, he has successfully handled matters in several areas, primarily focusing on employment law and municipal liability.

Dan has experience defending a variety of civil litigation cases, including employment discrimination and retaliation claims, alleged constitutional violations, Title IX claims, wrongful arrests and searches, defamation claims, civil conspiracy claims, and general liability claims. Dan has also successfully defended numerous EEOC and OAH charges involving alleged discrimination and retaliation and obtained findings of employee misconduct and substantial fault in Employment Security Commission appeals. He has also guided several employers through difficult termination proceedings.

Accomplishments

•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Municipal Law (2018, 2019)
NC Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2019)

Most Recent Posts

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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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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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Dan Hartzog, Jr. Named Angier Town Attorney

Dan Hartzog, Jr., a municipal and employment law attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), was recently named the Town Attorney for Angier, N.C. He began serving as Town Attorney on April 1, 2018 in addition to maintaining his current practice at CSH Law....

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CSH Law Attorneys Receive AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Dan Hartzog, Jr. and Benton Toups have received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell....

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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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Dan Hartzog, Jr. to Present at UNC Law Symposium

On Nov. 4, Dan Hartzog, Jr. will be a featured presenter at the North Carolina Law Review Symposium. The event’s topic is “Badge Cams as Data and Deterrent: Law Enforcement, the Public, and the Press in the Age of the Digital Video,” and Dan will be providing insight from his role as the town attorney for Hope Mills, N.C. Dan will speaking as part of a panel discussion on the use of body cameras by law enforcement agencies in North Carolina....

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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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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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Are You Handling Requests for Law Enforcement Recordings Correctly?

House Bill 972 was signed into law last summer, and took effect on October 1, 2016. It is now...

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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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Dan Hartzog Jr. Named Hope Mills Town Attorney

Dan Hartzog, Jr., a municipal and employment law attorney at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), has been named the town attorney for Hope Mills, N.C. Hartzog will assume the town attorney duties on July 1, 2016 in addition to maintaining his current practice at CSH Law....

Result

Summary Judgment In Wrongful Termination Case

DAN HARTZOG JR. (Raleigh) obtained summary judgment in a wrongful termination case involving former sanitation workers employed with a Town. The...

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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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City and Police Officers Granted Summary Judgment on Fatal Shooting by Law Enforcement Officers

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgement in favor of defendants. This case involved two city police officers who responded to reports...

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No Facts to Support Hostile Work Environment Claim

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging that plaintiff was subjected to a hostile work environment in retaliation for protected speech. The majority of allegations were conclusory and not supported by proper factual allegations....

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Hartzog Successfully Defends Town Facing 20 Claims by Four Officers

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit filed by four former police officers for a Town. The case received significant media attention, due in part to the involvement of a Superior Court Judge....

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All Claims Against City Dismissed in Lawsuit Brought by Former Police Officer

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by a former police officer for a City. The officer had been fired from the City for attending court for a personal matter while on duty, arriving late on three occasions, and failing to prepare proper paperwork for a warrant before submitting a statement saying the warrant had been obtained....

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Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Defense Ruling for Client Facing Retaliation Claim

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Defense Ruling for Client Facing Retaliation Claim...

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Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Town Client Facing Federal Suit

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Town Client Facing Federal Suit...

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Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Community College in Breach of Contract Case

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Community College in Breach of Contract Case...

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Dan Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal in Age Discrimination Suit Dismissed for Client

Dan Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal in Age Discrimination Suit Dismissed for Client...

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Excessive Force Allegation Against Individual Police Officer, 12(b)(6) dismissal

Excessive Force Allegation Against Individual Police Officer, 12(b)(6) dismissal...

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REDA, Wrongful discharge, disability, discrimination and Constitutional violations brought by former employee, summary judgment obtained

REDA, Wrongful discharge, disability, discrimination and Constitutional violations brought by former employee, summary judgment obtained...

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Union Discrimination Claims Against City, Dismissed

Union Discrimination Claims Against City, Dismissed ...

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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Eleven attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 8th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6. ...

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CSH Law Attorneys to Present at “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar

CSH Law attorneys present at the “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar....

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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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Dan Hartzog Jr. Speaks at Risk Control Seminar

Dan Hartzog, Jr., an attorney in the Raleigh office of CSH Law, will speak at a NC Risk Control Seminar at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory....

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CSH Law Presents Client Education Conference at McKimmon Center

CSH Law hosts Client Education Conference: Workers’ Compensation & General Liability Law Updates at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. ...

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CSH Law Attorneys to Present at “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar

CSH Law attorneys Paul Derrick, Dan Hartzog, Jr. and Carolyn Pratt present at the “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar in Durham NC. ...

Result

Community College Teacher Loses on Claims of Employment Discrimination

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal in an employment discrimination claim brought by a former community college teacher. Plaintiff brought claims for gender discrimination, race discrimination, and negligent infliction of emotional distress against a community college and two individual defendants....

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Hartzog Defends Employer Facing Breach of Contract Claim

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a former community college professor who alleged that he could not find work due to alleged statements by his former employer....

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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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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Ten attorneys from CSH Law provided vital legal advice and resources in the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day....

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Dan Hartzog, Jr. to Speak at NBI Seminar About Local Governments

Hartzog will lead sessions during the seminar including ‘Individual Capacity Claims Against Government Employees’ and ‘Municipal Employment Relations.’...

Result

Hartzog Wins on Summary Judgment for Town Sued by Former Employees

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in a case involving two former sanitation workers for the a Town. The case received significant local media attention, and the workers were nicknamed the “Sanitation 2” in the press....

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Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal in All Claims Brought by Union Against Town

In a case that received significant media attention, Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by a local protective union, the former president of the union and several members against a City....

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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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Former Police Officer Denied Recovery for Alleged Constitutional Violations

Dan Hartzog, Jr. successfully defended a city facing a federal lawsuit brought by a former Police Lieutenant who was terminated a few days after he was named the next Police Chief of the City....

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Town Successfully Defends Against Claims Brought by Police Officer

Dan Hartzog, Jr. successfully defended a Town against claims brought by a former police chief alleging due process and equal protection violations, invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, tortious interference with contract, and civil conspiracy....

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Firefighter Kept Loaded Gun in his Locker

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment on all claims in a lawsuit brought by a firefighter against a City. The case involved a firefighter who was terminated after a loaded gun was discovered in his locker on City grounds....

Areas of Practice (4)

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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(919) 863-8736  Phone
(919) 863-3485  Fax
www.cshlaw.com
Mailing Address:
PO Box 27808, Raleigh, NC 27607
University Attended:
Hampden Sydney College,, B.A., 2002
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill,, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2003
Admission:
US District Ct, Middle Dist. of NC; US District Ct, Eastern Dist. of NC; US District Ct, Western Dist. of NC; US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 2006, North Carolina
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•DRI, Member
•Wake County Bar Association, Member
•NCBA, Member
•NC 4-All Statewide Service Day, Raleigh Site Chair (2011 - 2015); Statewide Co-Chair (2015)
•White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Member and Youth Advisor

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.; Ennis v. Town of Kill Devil Hills - In a case that received significant media attention, Dan successfully obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by four current and former police officers against his client, the Town of Kill Devil Hills. The officers brought twenty separate causes of action against the Town and various officials, including claims for wrongful discharge, violations of due process, equal protection, and free speech, defamation, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the wage and hour act, as well as several others.; Jones v. Cloutier, et. al. - Dan successfully obtained summary judgment on a claim brought against several police officers for alleged Fourth Amendment violations. The officers were attempting to execute an arrest warrant for the Plaintiff. As part of their search, they went to the Plaintiff's mother's residence on the belief that Plaintiff might be there. After Plaintiff's mother gave consent for the officers to enter the dwelling, the officer's noticed a safe which was locked. Plaintiff's mother gave the officers the key to the safe, where they found Plaintiff's photo ID, drugs, and a weapon. The officers Motion for Summary Judgment was granted on the grounds that Plaintiff did not have standing to challenge the officers' search because he did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy in his mother's house.; Wood v. Town of Warsaw - Obtained summary judgment in an age discrimination case brought by the former police chief against the Town of Warsaw under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The former police chief was terminated at age 65. He alleged that he was terminated due to his age, and claimed that the Town Manager told him during his termination meeting that the Town Board wanted younger blood in the Chief's officer. He further alleged that the Mayor commented that the Town needed a younger Chief during his grievance appeal to the Town Board. Following discovery, the Town moved for summary judgment, which was granted on the grounds that the ex-chief was unable to establish age discrimination.
ISLN:
918978859
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