Daniel G. Katzenbach

Daniel G. Katzenbach: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Daniel G. Katzenbach (Dan) is a Partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog and Chair of the firm’s Construction Law practice group. Since joining the firm in 1997, Dan has concentrated his practice in the areas of construction law, environmental and toxic torts, architects and engineers professional liability, premises liability, and other complex litigation matters. Dan’s clients include general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, product manufacturers, trucking companies, and insurance and surety companies and agencies.

Dan practices before federal and state courts in North Carolina and has litigated a wide variety of cases to favorable verdicts.

Dan has represented numerous landowners and property management companies in lead paint lawsuits since the litigation first made its way to North Carolina.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

•“Bare the Risk,” Construction Claims (Spring 2017 edition)
•“Limitation of Liability Clauses,” 2014 Construction Seminar, The Harmonie Group (July, 2014)
•Construction Contractor Forum for minority and small-to-medium sized General Contractors, Charlotte, NC (September 30, 2013)
•“Liability of General Contractor for Injuries Caused by Negligent Subcontractor,” North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, September, 2006.

Accomplishments

•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•Recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program in the field of Construction Law (2013 - 2019)
•Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2018), Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2019)
•Selected by NC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star: 2010

Most Recent Posts

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Listed Among 2019 Legal Elite

Six Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) attorneys were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program....

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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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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Listed Among 2018 Legal Elite

Seven Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) attorneys were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program....

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CSH Law Attorneys to Lead PLAN Webinar

On Sept. 21, Dan Katzenbach and Melody Jolly will present the PLAN Webinar “Win, Lose, or Draw: Building Your Way Out of a Complex Construction Case As the Design Professional.” The webinar is presented by PLAN, the Professional Liability Attorney Network....

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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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“Bare the Risk” Published in Construction Claims Magazine

“Bare the Risk,” an article by Dan Katzenbach, was published in the Spring 2017 edition of Construction Claims. The article discusses the importance of language in liability and risk assessment in construction contracts....

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CSH Law Attorneys to Present at Harmonie Conference

Stephanie Gaston Poley and Dan Katzenbach will appear as featured speakers at the Construction & Cutting Edge Litigation Topics Seminar presented by the Harmonie Group. The event is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the Embassy Suites Atlanta-Perimeter....

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Listed Among 2016 Legal Elite

Two Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) attorneys in its Raleigh and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program. Daniel Katzenbach, an attorney in the Raleigh office, was recognized for Construction Law, and John Martin of the Wilmington office was recognized for Litigation....

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Dan Katzenbach Offers “Point of View” to NCADA Annual Meeting

Dan Katzenbach, Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group at CSH Law, participated in a panel discussion at the 38th NCADA Annual Meeting on June 13....

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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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Katzenbach to Speak at NCBA Construction Section Meeting

Dan Katzenbach of CSH Law addresses North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Section Annual Meeting in Pinehurst. ...

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Listed Among 2014 Legal Elite

CSH Law attorneys in its Raleigh and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program....

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Three CSH Law Attorneys Recognized as Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

Attorneys Michelle Connell, Family Law; Dan Hartzog, Litigation; and Dan Katzenbach, Construction Law - recognized as Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite....

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Architects & Engineers (Professional Liability)
  • Construction & Real Estate (Professional Liability)
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Brokers & Agents (Professional Liability)
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(919) 863-8751  Phone
(919) 863-3424  Fax
www.cshlaw.com
Mailing Address:
PO Box 27808, Raleigh, NC 27607
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; 1997, North Carolina
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•DRI, Member
•NCBA, Member
•NCADA, Member and Board Member

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.; Obtained defense verdict at arbitration hearing for roofing contractor who had been sued with regard to a large residential development project with allegations of faulty work and water damage.; Represented an Engineer and Land Surveyor before the Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors upon charges of negligent misconduct in connection with expert testimony given in an arbitration proceeding, and successfully persuaded the Board to dismiss all charges against the client.; Obtained dismissal for North Carolina Home Inspector in lawsuit where plaintiff alleged over $200, 000 of damages from termite infestation discovered after closing on house. Plaintiff subsequently appealed the decision to the N.C. Court of Appeals, where we prevailed again, with the Court affirming the trial court's ruling of dismissal.; Obtained very favorable verdict at trial for general contractor sued by a homeowner alleging differential settlement of his home due to unsuitable soils from improper installation of foundation. Plaintiff alleged over $100, 000 in repair costs for installation of helical piers beneath home. Jury rejected the plaintiff's arguments and concluded that the home had not settled as alleged.; Obtained favorable verdict for large regional energy company at trial in lawsuit brought by homeowner alleging almost $1 million in damages for property damage and personal injury from mold associated with water heater flooding.; Obtained dismissal of construction personal injury lawsuit for general contractor on plaintiff's allegations of injury from fall from temporary guardrails on job site.; Obtained favorable verdict for roofing subcontractor at trial on general contractor's claim for indemnity relating to alleged water intrusion into residence.; Obtained a defense verdict for a roofing contractor client in a week long bench trial in Charlotte, NC. The roofing contractor was a defendant in an action initiated by a townhome owners' association, alleging 1.5 million dollars of construction defects at a residential townhome development. The plaintiff alleged that all of the roofs at the 29 unit development needed to be removed and replaced at a cost of over $500, 000. The case was tried to a Judge, who ruled in favor of our roofing contractor, awarding the plaintiff $1.00 on the roofing issues.
ISLN:
912038948
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.2/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0

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