Valerie Johnson

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Durham, North Carolina

Johnson & Groninger PLLC
Valerie Johnson
Johnson & Groninger PLLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1994

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017, 2019 - 2024

Johnson & Groninger PLLC

300 Blackwell St
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-240-4054 Email: Valerie Johnson Visit website


Valerie Johnson graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1987 and from UNC School of Law with honors in 1994. Valerie joined the firm of Patterson Harkavy and litigated cases around the state of North Carolina.  Since 2011 Valerie has practiced in Durham at Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC, now Johnson & Groninger. Valerie is Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law. Since 2003 she has taught trial advocacy at the UNC School of Law.  She has taught workers' compensation law at the Wake Forest University School of Law. Valerie serves on the board of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and was the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section. She is the co-editor of North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim, published by LexisNexis and now in its 3rd edition.

First Admitted: 1994, North Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, 2000
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Received the Charles L. Becton Award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice., 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Factory Workers
  • State Employees
  • Union

Office location for Valerie Johnson

300 Blackwell St
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017, 2019 - 2024

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