On March 14, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization presented Hank Patterson with the 2014 Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award. Hank has been a board certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2000, when he served on the committee that established the specialization. The Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award is given annually
On January 23, 2014, the North Carolina Bar Association presented Jon Harkavy with the 2013 H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award. Jon received the award at a lunch attended by the Officers and Members of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association. All of Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys also attended to celebrate and congratulate Jon
Narendra Ghosh and Paul Smith have submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in The Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association et. al. v. Brunswick County. The Plaintiffs are represented in part by the UNC Center for Civil Rights. The Plaintiffs advocate the interests of the residents of Royal Oak, a
Paul E. Smith has joined Patterson Harkavy as an associate attorney. Paul is a native of Kinston, North Carolina. He received his B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2012, where he was a Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan Fellow and a James Kent Scholar. Prior to attending law school,
On October 7, Hank Patterson received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Hank received the award at the organization’s annual convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, in recognition of his more than 35 years of tireless advocacy for workers’ rights and workplace safety. Hank has long been active
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court order removing Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline from her office. In re Cline, __ N.C. App. ___, 749 S.E.2d 91 (2013). Patterson Harkavy attorney Burton Craige acted as court appointed counsel responding to Cline’s appeal of her dismissal. The controversy has its roots in
In Hammond v. Saini, __ N.C. App. ___, 748 S.E.2d 585 (2013), the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Judy Hammond. Ms. Hammond suffered severe injuries from an operating room fire while undergoing surgery to remove a possible basal cell carcinoma from her face. In her subsequent medical malpractice suit,
Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh have submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in North Carolina v. Marcus Reymond Robinson. The case addresses the first instance of a North Carolina death row inmate having his death sentence reduced to life in prison under the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.