Katie has represented businesses and governmental entities on all types of employment disputes including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, misclassification, wage and hour and FLSA claims, failure to hire and promote, and claims based on alleged violation of the federal and state constitutions. Katie has developed an aggressive motions practice in which she is frequently successful in obtaining a dismissal or summary judgment. She has also minimized damages and successfully negotiated favorable settlements for numerous clients in a variety of employment matters. Katie has obtained favorable outcomes for employers in the federal and state trial courts of North Carolina, state and federal appellate courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Hearings, and Division of Employment Security. She has also represented businesses with regard to alleged ADA compliance issues on their premises, including obtaining dismissal of plaintiff’s Title III ADA claims. Katie also regularly counsels and advises clients on avoidance of claims related to terminations, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, disciplinary actions, and restructuring issues.
In addition, Katie has represented educational institutions including local boards of education, charter schools, institutions of higher learning, and individual faculty and administrators on Title IX claims, constitutional claims, improper discipline and suspension claims, employment claims and breach of contract claims.
Finally, Katie has represented homeowner’s associations, property management companies, public housing authorities and their directors and officers with regard to fair housing discrimination claims, employment claims, professional liability claims, and breach of contract claims.
Katie joined the firm in 2004 after earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduating cum laude from Campbell University School of Law.
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Employment Law - Management (2018, 2019)
•NC Super Lawyers (2013, 2019)
•Campbell Law Review
•Order of Old Kivett
•Who's Who Among American Law Students
•Research Assistant, Richard A. Lord, Williston on Contracts (2002)
Most Recent Posts
Katie Hartzog Discusses Employment Law in Panel Discussion
Katie Weaver Hartzog participated in an Employment Law panel discussion at the Campbell University School of Law on March 28. The panel was sponsored by the Business Law Association at Campbell Law and included five legal professionals discussing current issues faced by employers and businesses regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws....
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....
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)....
Katie Hartzog Featured in At Your Service
“What you need to know about workplace sexual harassment” is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of At Your Service, a publication of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. The article was written by Katie Hartzog, a partner based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP....
Katie Hartzog Receives AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Katie Hartzog has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell....
Significant Opinion Affecting Governmental Employers
North Carolina Supreme Court recognizes a new claim in favor of governmental employees pursuant to the North Carolina Constitution The...
NC Employment Law Distinctions Every Employer Should Know
In North Carolina, employers must not only understand and comply with federal labor and employment laws, but also ensure compliance...
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....
Katie Hartzog Presents at NCRLA Expo
Katie Weaver Hartzog, a partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, presented the “Top Reasons Employers Get Into Legal Trouble with Employees” at the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) Expo on Aug. 30. ...
Katie Hartzog Speaks at Housing Authority Seminar
Katie Weaver Hartzog, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was a featured speaker at the Risk Management Seminar sponsored by the North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool. Katie addressed executive directors and HR managers of the Raleigh Housing Authority about “Employment Practices”....
Katie Weaver Hartzog Appears as Guest of “Legal Matters”
Katie Weaver Hartzog, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, participated in “Legal Matters,” a program by the Triangle Radio Reading Service. The 30-minute segment featured questions and answers about accessibility to commercial facilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Triangle Radio Reading Service is a service that allows visually impaired people to receive information on a variety of topics using the latest in audio technology....
Harassment Claim Dismissed Based on Governmental Immunity
Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained dismissal of plaintiffs’ state law tort claims based on governmental immunity and failure to state a claim where plaintiffs alleged they were sexually harassed by their supervisor....
Compliance with ADA & FMLA: Interacting Provisions of Two Major Federal Employment Laws
Failure to comply with federal employment laws can have serious costs and ramifications for employers. Two key federal laws that...
Hartzog Prevails on Summary Judgment in Wrongful Termination Suit
Katie Weaver Hartzog won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a behavioral health service entity on plaintiff’s claims for wrongful termination in violation of public policy....
Katie Hartzog Prevails on Motion to Dismiss for City Client
Katie Hartzog Prevails on Motion to Dismiss for City Client...
Katie Hartzog Obtains Summary Judgment for City Client
Katie Hartzog Obtains Summary Judgment for City Client...
CSH Law Attorneys to Present at “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar
CSH Law attorneys present at the “Employment Law Beyond the Basics” Seminar....
Settlement Involving No Payment Reached for Fire Department
Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained a recommendation by a magistrate judge in federal court for summary judgment in favor of a volunteer fire department in which plaintiff alleged First Amendment Retaliation and Equal Protection claims....
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. ...
Disability for PTSD Claim Dismissed
Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against a Community College in which he alleged he was discriminated against based on his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder disability, which he obtained during his service in Afghanistan....
Hartzog Successfully Defends Municipal Corporation
Katie Weaver Hartzog prevailed on a motion to dismiss of plaintiff’s claims of fraud and misrepresentation against his former employer....
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....
CSH Law Names 4 New Partners
CSH Law named four new partners: Leanne Dale, Katie Hartzog, Amy Pfeiffer out of the firm’s Raleigh office and Brian Kromke of the firm’s Wilmington office....
CSH Law Attorneys Successfully Defend Fire Department
Paul Derrick and Katie Weaver Hartzog successfully defended a local fire department and its chief facing claims for wrongful discharge, violations of civil rights, violations of union organizing rights, and First Amendment restraint in the US District Court for the Eastern District of NC. ...
Sexual Harassment and Defamation Claims Dismissed against City
Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained summary judgment on behalf of a City in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C. with regard to plaintiff’s claims of Title VII retaliation and constructive discharge, defamation, and interference with prospective contract. ...
Police Officers Claims Against City Dismissed before Discovery
Katie Weaver Hartzog and Dan Hartzog obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a police officer’s claims that she was constructively discharged based on her refusal to “cover up” an allegedly shoddy criminal investigation....
Dismissal in Matter Before Office of Administrative Hearings
Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained a dismissal of a matter filed with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings after filing a motion to dismiss and supporting memorandum...
•Wake County Bar Association, Member
•NCADA, Young Lawyer's Division Steering Committee (2011)
•Me Fine Foundation, Board of Directors (2012 - Present)
•Triangle Mothers of Twins and Triplets (2011 - Present)
•Junior League of Wake County, (2009 - 2012)
•CALL4ALL, Legal Aid pro bono program, Volunteer
•Capital Area Teen Court, Volunteer (2005 - 2007)
•White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Youth Leader (2008 - 2010)