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Bob Hagemann

t: 919.783.2987

Bob spent 24 years in the Charlotte City Attorney's office, including 7 years as the Charlotte City Attorney, and brings his deep understanding and extensive experience in local government to the firm.


Bob’s practice is centered on government-related matters, with a special emphasis on representing local governments. He represents his clients in myriad matters from transactional matters to litigation.

Areas of Focus


  • Provided legal advice and service related to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which avoided all litigation
  • Negotiated terms for Charlotte to host the 2020 Republican National Convention
  • Helped forge an agreement with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers to effectively tether the team to Charlotte for the first time
  • Successfully developed and executed a litigation strategy that ultimately persuaded a court to strike down legislation that would have removed control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the City
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University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986

Northwestern University, B.A., 1983

+Notable Accomplishments

Recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, December 2018

Recipient of the 2019 North Carolina Open Government Coalition Sunshine Award, Government Category

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys, Past President

International Municipal Attorneys Association, Past North Carolina State Chair

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