NC Advocates for Justice Elects Local Criminal Defense Attorney as 2017-2018 President

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Brad Bannon of Patterson Harkavy in Raleigh has been elected President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys and other legal professionals who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal matters.

Bradley Bannon practices criminal defense and civil rights law at Patterson Harkavy LLP in Raleigh. Before then, he spent 20 years at Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, focusing on criminal trial defense and appeals, as well as professional licensing defense. Mr. Bannon previously served NCAJ as Legal Affairs Vice President, Communications Vice President, and most recently as President-Elect. He has participated in drafting legislation that preserved and strengthened North Carolina’s open-file discovery laws and other protections for the criminally accused. He served on the Board of Directors of North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services from May 2008 to April 2017, serving as President from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Bannon graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1993 and Campbell University Law School in 1997. For more information visit

ABOUT NCAJ – A Leader in Political Lobbying, Continuing Legal Education and Social Justice:
The NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and its 3,000 members is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to protecting people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy. NCAJ provides continuing legal education for lawyers and other legal professionals aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs and resources aimed at improving access and understanding of the legal system, supports the writing of amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice. The third largest Trial Lawyers Association (TLA) in the nation, NCAJ has served its members for over 50 years.

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