Dan Hartzog is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 40 years of litigation experience in North Carolina. He has tried over a hundred jury trials to conclusion with an exceptionally high number of defense verdicts. In recent years, Dan has handled several highly publicized cases in both federal and state courts. He served as Managing Partner of Cranfill, Sumner and Hartzog from 1992 to 2015.
Through the years, Dan has honed his litigation skills by handling a broad range of civil litigation cases, including premises security and liability, liquor law liability, products liability, intentional torts, police liability, education law and commercial litigation.
In 2013, Dan was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or Canadian province.
Over the years, Dan has been routinely honored and recognized by his peers as one of the top lawyers in the area of personal injury litigation. Dan holds the rank of “Advocate” in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is only bestowed upon lawyers who have tried at least fifty jury trials to conclusion as lead counsel. He also maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity.
A North Carolina native, Dan attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies and law school. He and his wife Tricia are residents of Raleigh.