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.
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.
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
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).… Read More
Patrick Flanagan and Mica Worthy (Defense Counsel), and Jaye Bingham-Hinch (Appellate Attorney) obtained summary judgment and dismissal of a complex… Read More
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.… Read More
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.… Read More
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).… Read More
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.… Read More
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.… Read More
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.”… Read More
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.… Read More
Twenty-eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.… Read More
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.… Read More
John Ong, Pat Flanagan and Nick Valaoras will be the featured speakers at a panel discussion for the Associated Builders… Read More
Patrick Flanagan will speak on employment law issues at the Risk Management Services Regional Spring Meetings. … Read More
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.… Read More
Five CSH Law attorneys in its Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as Legal Elite… Read More
CSH Law is proud to announced that nine of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition.… Read More
Twenty-four attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.… Read More
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.… Read More
Patrick Flanagan and Dan Hartzog, Jr. spoke the legal issues involved with internet sweepstakes cafes which are currently affecting local NC governments. … Read More
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.… Read More
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©.… Read More
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.… Read More
Twenty-three lawyers from CSH Law were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013… Read More
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.… Read More
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.… Read More