Ann Groninger

Ann Groninger

Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
  • Personal Injury
  • North Carolina
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In her practice, Ann combines her passions for advocating for individuals and for bicycling culture. She represents injured individuals with a special interest in representing victims of bicycle crashes. Ann began her career in 1995 gaining daily courtroom experience as a criminal defense attorney for the Cumberland County Public Defender’s Office and then in private practice in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her criminal defense career culminated in several death penalty trials, including the first case to go to a North Carolina jury, in 2003, on the issue of a defendant’s ineligibility for the death penalty due to mental retardation. Over time, beginning with her transition to private practice in 1998, Ann gravitated toward personal injury and civil litigation. At the same time, her passion for riding bikes began to spawn a passion for bicycle advocacy. She joined Peter Wilborn, founder of South Carolina Bike Law, to form North Carolina Bike Law. The organization has grown into Bike Law, serving bicyclists throughout the country. Ann now speaks to bicycling groups and clubs across the State about their members’ rights and responsibilities and bicycling advocacy and culture. She is a regular participant and presenter at the annual North Carolina Bicycle Summit. She works hard to promote bicycling, in particular women’s bicycling, and is a member of a local women’s race team. She has written the Ride Guide, to be used by bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, police officers and anyone interested in understanding North Carolina’s rules of the road as they pertain to bicycles. Ultimately, the goal is to make riding safer and more enjoyable. In the meantime, Ann’s utmost goal is to help her clients through difficult times. She recognizes that most people want to get back to their lives and not spend years in litigation. She and her staff work diligently and effectively to make that happen. However, when litigation is necessary, they are ready to fight hard f

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Bicycle Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
- Current
Partner
Patterson Harkavy LLP
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Education
Michigan State University
B.S. | Engineering Arts
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Tulane University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member- Board of Governors
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Board of Governors, past Member
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Employment Section, past Chair
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Criminal Section, Member
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member, past Chair- Employment CLE
Current
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League of American Bicyclists
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association, North Carolina Western District Chapter
Member
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Employment Section, past Chair
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member- Criminal Section
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member, past Chair- Employment CLE
Current
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League of American Bicyclists
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association, North Carolina Western District Chapter
Member
Current
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Charlotte Area Bicycle Association
Member
- Current
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Charlotte Area Bicycle Association
Member
- Current
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High School Mock Trial Team
Coach
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
Website
Bike Law
Contact & Map
Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
225 E. Worthington Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
USA
Telephone: (704) 200-2009
Fax: (888) 412-0421