Two attorneys included in Business North Carolina Listing

Two Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) attorneys in its Charlotte and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program. Patrick Flanagan of the Charlotte office and Benton Toups of the Wilmington office. Both attorneys were recognized for their work in Employment Law.

Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business related categories, since 2002.

Voting for the 2017 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite was conducted online in 2016. Winners are chosen by their fellow North Carolina lawyers from a statewide ballot. The ballot is distributed through the North Carolina State Bar and asks attorneys living in North Carolina one question – “Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?” The attorney with the most votes in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again. The complete list of 2017 winners appears in the January 2017 issue of Business North Carolina.

For more information about the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite selection process visit the magazine’s website at