Katie Weaver Hartzog is a founding partner of Hartzog Law Group. She has experience successfully representing businesses, municipalities, educational institutions, housing authorities, and homeowners associations in a wide range of matters including employment disputes, D&O matters, professional and educators liability claims, contractual disputes and fair housing matters.
Katie has represented businesses and governmental entities on all types of employment disputes including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, misclassification, wage and hour and FLSA claims, failure to hire and promote, and claims based on alleged violation of the federal and state constitutions. Katie has developed an aggressive motions practice in which she is frequently successful in obtaining dismissal or summary judgment. She has also minimized damages and successfully negotiated favorable settlements for numerous clients in a variety of employment and litigation matters. Katie has obtained favorable outcomes for employers in the federal and state trial courts of North Carolina, state and federal appellate courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Hearings, and Division of Employment Security. Katie also regularly counsels and advises clients in avoidance of claims related to employment terminations, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, disciplinary actions, and restructuring issues.
In addition, Katie has represented educational institutions including local boards of education, charter schools, institutions of higher learning, and individual faculty and administrators on Title IX claims, constitutional claims, improper discipline and suspension claims, employment claims and breach of contract claims.
Finally, Katie has represented homeowners associations, property management companies, public housing authorities, and their directors and officers with regard to fair housing discrimination claims, employment claims, professional liability claims, and breach of contract claims.
Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, including her twin children, Annie and Cord, traveling, reading, and playing the piano.