Dan Hartzog, Jr., a municipal and employment law attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), was recently named the Town Attorney for Angier, N.C.  He began serving as Town Attorney on April 1, 2018 in addition to maintaining his current practice at Cranfill Sumner.

Hartzog was approved as Town Attorney during the March 19 Board of Commissioners meeting.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to represent a great community. I look forward to working with everyone at the Town of Angier,” Hartzog said.

Hartzog is a partner based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner and has served as the Town Attorney for Hope Mills, N.C. since 2016. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Hampden-Sydney College.  He has been practicing defense litigation since 2006 and focuses his practice on employment law and municipal liability.

Throughout his career, Hartzog has obtained dismissals or partial dismissals in a variety of civil litigation cases, including employment discrimination and retaliation claims, alleged constitutional violations, wrongful arrests and searches, defamation claims, civil conspiracy claims, and general liability claims.  He has defended numerous Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Office of Administrative Hearings charges involving alleged discrimination and retaliation and obtained findings of employee misconduct and substantial fault in Employment Security Commission appeals. He has also guided several employers through difficult termination proceedings.