Award honors firm’s founding Managing Partner

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced the creation of the Dan Hartzog Core Value Award which will be awarded annually to an individual in the firm who best exemplifies the firm’s core values of Client Service, Reputation, and Teamwork.

The inaugural award was presented to Dan M. Hartzog, former Managing Partner of the firm and namesake to the award.

Dan M. Hartzog served as Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner from its founding in 1992 until 2015. Hartzog, who currently serves as Of Counsel to Cranfill Sumner, is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 40 years of litigation experience in North Carolina.  He has tried more than one hundred jury trials to conclusion with an exceptionally high number of defense verdicts.  He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2013, holds the rank of “Advocate” in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

“Since day one, Dan Hartzog has lived out the firm’s core values in every aspect of his work.  He has served as a mentor, role model, and friend to every one of us here at the firm.  Dan has an outstanding reputation among his clients, and he serves them regardless of their means or status,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner. “We are extremely grateful for the years of service and leadership Dan has given and continues to give to this firm, and we are excited to announce the Dan Hartzog Core Value Award to honor him and his legacy at Cranfill Sumner.  It will serve as a tribute to Dan for many years to come.”