Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) recently named four new partners to the firm: Bradley P. Kline and M. Janelle Lyons of Charlotte, J. Greer Vanderberry, Jr. of Raleigh and Melody J. Jolly of Wilmington.
“Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog is proud and excited to welcome Brad, Janelle, Greer and Melody into our partnership,” said Dan Hartzog, managing partner of the firm. “Being selected as a partner is a recognition of their individual skills and knowledge, commitment to client service and representation of our firm both professionally and in the community.”
Bradley P. Kline has been practicing defense litigation in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner since 2005. During this time, Brad has worked on civil litigation, employment law, police and municipal law and workers’ compensation matters, with a primary focus now in the Workers’ Compensation, Employment Law, and Municipal Law Practice Groups. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University School of Law.
M. Janelle Lyons practices in the Defense Litigation Practice Group in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner. She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, municipal and police law, professional liability, premises liability matters, and family law with a primary focus on premises liability and employment law. Lyons is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the William and Mary School of Law.
J. Greer Vanderberry, Jr. has handled matters in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group for employers and workers’ compensation carriers since 2002. He has handled matters at all levels of workers’ compensation litigation including mediations, hearings at the Deputy Commissioner and Full Commission level and Court of Appeals. Vanderberry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Melody J. Jolly has handled litigation matters since joining the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner in 2006. Melody currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Defense Practice Group which includes lawyers’ professional liability and construction litigation. She defends architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in all types of construction disputes. She also defends employers in federal and state litigation against claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, and alleged violations of Title VII and ADA. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.