Burton Craige accepts Thurgood Marshall Award

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice presented Patterson Harkavy attorney Burton Craige with the organization’s Thurgood Marshall Award at its annual convention in Wilmington, North Carolina. NCAJ established the award “to recognize extraordinary and selfless service to the people of North Carolina in keeping with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.” In accepting the award,

Victory in NC Court of Appeals brings Willie Grimes’ total recovery to $5.4 million

Patterson Harkavy has obtained an additional $2.16 settlement on behalf of Willie Grimes, who spent 24 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Combined with Mr. Grimes’ 2016 settlement with the City of Hickory, Mr. Grimes’ total recovery exceeds $5.4 million. Patterson Harkavy attorneys Burton Craige, Narendra Ghosh, Paul Smith, and Brad Bannon

Paul Smith appointed to Safety and Health Review Commission of North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Patterson Harkavy attorney Paul Smith to a term on the Safety and Health Review Commission of North Carolina. The three-member Safety and Health Review Commission is an independent administrative adjudicatory body that hears contestments of citations, penalties, and abatement periods issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Division of the

NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Narendra’s client in criminal appeal

This morning, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh’s client. In State v. Jaimes, the Court held that a trial court erred in permitting the State to amend a criminal indictment to change the name of the alleged victim from “Hernandez Jr.” to “Hernandez Sr.”  The

Elon faculty vote to unionize by wide margin

Last week, adjunct faculty at Elon University voted to unionize by nearly a 2-1 margin, with 112 votes in favor of the Union and 68 in opposition.  The faculty will affiliate with SEIU Workers United Southern Region, and will now move forward scheduling negotiations with the university. Patterson Harkavy represented the faculty before the National

Jon Harkavy Receives the North Carolina State Bar’s Highest Honor

Last month, North Carolina State Bar President Gray Wilson presented the institution’s highest honor, the John B. McMillan Award for Distinguished Service, to Jon Harkavy. You can read about the presentation and the extraordinary service that earned Jon the award here.

Patterson Harkavy files class action alleging that recovery treatment centers exploited residents for unpaid labor

Patterson Harkavy and co-counsel, the NC Justice Center and Outten & Golden LLP, filed a class and collective action lawsuit on behalf of individuals struggling to overcome substance abuse and addiction who assert that they were exploited by a local recovery center for unpaid labor. According to the suit, Recovery Connections Community has escaped public

Bradley Bannon Featured on the Cover of Attorney At Law Magazine

For the cover story of its most recent Triangle Edition issue, Attorney at Law Magazine profiled Patterson Harkavy partner Bradley Bannon. In a wide-ranging conversation with editor Bob Friedman, Brad talked about the natural expansion of his criminal defense practice into civil rights and police misconduct cases, his recent leadership of the North Carolina Advocates