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Leto Copeley

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

About Me

I am here to help you if you have been injured on the job, been in an accident that was caused by someone who was negligent, if you are the victim of a crime, or if you have been treated unlawfully in the workplace.  I have handled cases at every level of the state and federal courts in North Carolina.  Our law firm believes in communication.  It is our policy to keep you informed about what is happening in your case at every step. 


Outside of my work, you can find me involved in Hillsborough Rotary Club activities! I love Rotary because it's an organization committed to bringing everyone together for the common good, here in North Carolina and around the world.  I am also involved in my church, St. Philips Episcopal of Durham.   I represent working people because of my past experience having to support myself as an auto parts worker, house cleaner and waitress.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, American Sign Language

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
    22 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    31 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    22 years
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

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Contact Info

Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC

300 Blackwell St., Suite 101
Durham, NC, 27701

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive198407/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2014
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2013
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Top Fity Women Lawyers in North CarolinaLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Women of Wisdom Silver Service AwardNorth Carolina Association of Women Attornyes2009
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyer, Workers' ComensationBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top Fifty Women Lawyers in North CarolinaLaw & Politics Magazine2008
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Top Fifty Women Lawyers in North CarolinaLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2007
North Carolina Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Top Fifty Women Lawyers in North CarolinaLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Best Lawyer,Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Best Lawyer, Workers' CompensationBest Lawyers in America2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCopeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerPatterson Harkavy LLP1996 - 2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
North Carolina Judicial District 15B BarMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy groupMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticePast Chair, Workers' Comp Section1993 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember, Past Chair1984 - Present
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMember, Past President1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Masood v. Erwin Oil Co.Plaintiff won on appeal
Hojnacki v. Last Rebel Trucking, Inc. and Comtrak, Inc.Case remanded to North Carolina Industrial Commission
Fu v. UNC Chapel HillPlaintiff won on appeal

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
City University of New York, Hunter CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980