Ann Groninger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
 | 225 E. Worthington Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-200-2009
Fax: 888-412-0421
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ann Groninger is a partner with the Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC law firm, which has offices in Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina. A highly rated attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Groninger focuses her practice primarily on serious personal injury claims, particularly those involving bicycle accidents, as well as general civil litigation. Throughout her career, she has earned a reputation as a passionate advocate for her clients who always pursues the most favorable outcomes on their behalf both inside and outside of the courtroom.

An honors graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering arts, Ms. Groninger attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1994, graduating Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as editor for the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and she received a grant from the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Upon receiving her license to practice in 1995, Ms. Groninger worked for the Cumberland County Public Defender’s Office as a criminal defense attorney, where she ultimately served as counsel for a number of death penalty cases, including one of her first jury trials involving the ineligibility of a mentally challenged defendant to receive the death penalty.

In 1998, Ms. Groninger entered private practice, where she began her focus on personal injury and civil litigation. An avid cyclist, she has become an ardent advocate for bicyclists, and she helped establish the North Carolina Bike Law organization, which has since become Bike Law and serves bicycle enthusiasts across the nation.

Regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Groninger has written extensively, and conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to bicyclists' rights and safety awareness, mass torts, effective trial advocacy, and more. She is also active in her legal community and has served a member of the board of governors for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, as well as past chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Employment CLE Committee.

Ms. Groninger is also a member of the Charlotte Area Bicycle Association, The League of American Bicyclists, the American Association for Justice and the Federal Bar Association. Devoted to her local community, she volunteers her time and services with the Charlotte Area Bicycle Association and coaches her local high school's mock trial team.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Ann Groninger

Admitted: 1995, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Grant Recipient, Public Interest Law Foundation, Tulane Law School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Bar Association, North Carolina Western District Chapter, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Past Chair – Employment CLE
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Section
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Board of Governors, Past Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Employment Section, Past Chair

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coach, High School Mock Trial Team, 2002 - 2006
  • Charlotte Area Bicycle Association, 2007 - Present
  • Charlotte Area Bicycle Association, Charlotte Dirt Divas
  • League of American Bicyclists, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, North Carolina Bicycle Summit, 2014 and 2015
  • Introducing Exhibits at Trial: A Review of the Basics, by Ann Groninger, Trial Briefs, December 2002
  • Desert Palace v. Costa and Hill v. Lockheed Martin: One Step Forward, One Step Back, by Ann Groninger, Trial Briefs, December 2004
  • Editor, Tulane Environmental Law, Tulane Law School
  • Regular presentations to bicycle groups about safety and protecting cyclists’ rights on the road
  • Mass Torts CLE – Bicycles, 2009
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Member, NCTA Trial Training – Practical Skills, NCBA
  • Capital College North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers – Felony Defender Training Program, Institute of Government

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University - B.S. Engineering Arts, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Bicycling
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Office Location for Ann Groninger

225 E. Worthington Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-200-2009

Fax: 888-412-0421

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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