Attorney Brad Bannon joins Patterson Harkavy

Patterson Harkavy is pleased to announce that Bradley J. Bannon has joined the firm as a partner.

Brad practiced for 20 years at Cheshire Parker Schnieder & Bryan, focusing on criminal trial defense and appeals, as well as professional licensing defense. In state and federal court, he represented people from all walks of life, accused of everything from speeding to white collar crimes to first-degree murder. His work for the defense team uncovering prosecutorial misconduct in the the 2006 Duke Lacrosse scandal was recently profiled on ESPN’s 30 for 30 film “Fantastic Lies.”

Brad has long been a leader in North Carolina’s criminal defense bar. He has been an active leadership member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for over a decade, winning the organization’s Ebby Award in 2005 and serving as President-Elect this year. He participated in drafting legislation that preserved and strengthened North Carolina’s open-file discovery laws and other protections for the criminally accused. He serves as President of the Board of Directors of North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services and as an Advisory Member of the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee.

At Patterson Harkavy, Brad will continue to represent people accused of crime and professional misconduct as he joins the firm’s civil rights practice, fighting for civil justice for those wronged by powerful people and governments.