Dan Hartzog, Jr., a municipal and employment law attorney at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been named the town attorney for Hope Mills, N.C.  Hartzog assumed the town attorney duties on July 1, 2016 in addition to maintaining his current practice at Cranfill Sumner.

The Hope Mills Town Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Hartzog into the position during a May 20, 2016 meeting.

“I thank the town of Hope Mills for entrusting me with this position. Serving as the town attorney for Hope Mills is an excellent opportunity to experience municipal law from a different perspective.  After years of assisting clients in municipal litigation, I look forward to working directly with Hope Mills town officials on town legal matters,” Hartzog said.

Hartzog is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Hampden Sydney.  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.