Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) is proud to announce that three attorneys in our Raleigh office were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of its Legal Elite program. 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.

The following attorneys were recognized as Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite 2013 winners in the respective practice areas:

– Michelle Connell – Family Law

– Dan Hartzog – Litigation

– Dan Katzenbach – Construction Law

Voting for the 2013 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite was conducted online from June 30 to August 1, 2012. Winners are chosen by their fellow NC lawyers from a statewide ballot. The ballot is distributed through the NC State Bar and asks attorneys living in NC 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 2013 winners appears in the January 2013 issue of Business North Carolina.

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