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Ann is a member of bikelaw, a national network dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of cyclists in the Carolinas, and beyond. Ann and Peter are advocates for bicycle safety, and stand up for cyclists’ rights on the roads and in court.

Ann graduated with honors and received a degree in engineering arts from Michigan State University. In 1994, she graduated cum laude from Tulane University School of Law where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was an editor on the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and was a Public Interest Law Foundation grant recipient. Ann worked first with the North Carolina Center for Death Penalty Litigation and then with the Cumberland County Public Defender’s Office until she opened her own practice in Fayetteville in 1998. She joined Patterson Harkavy’s  Raleigh office in April, 2000 and, in 2007, established a Charlotte office where she now handles cases throughout the state. Ann, Leto and Valerie joined Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC in July 2011. Today, Ann litigates serious personal injury cases with a special interest in representing victims of bicycle crashes. She also represents individuals seriously injured in car accidents and by negligent property owners.

Ann is active with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), where she served on the Board of Governors. She has taught as a faculty member of NCAJ’s Capital College and several National Institute for Trial Advocacy programs and coached a high school mock trial team from 2002-2006. Ann has prepared amicus briefs on behalf of the North Carolina ACLU and NCAJ. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the league of American Bicyclists, Charlotte Area Bicycle Association and other bicycle advocacy organizations.

When she is not working, Ann loves to be riding any kind of bicycle.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    17 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian M Weiss

    Ann has a great work ethic and does great work for her clients in bicycle accidents as well as other personal injury matters. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Weiss Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ann. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC

225 E. Worthington Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28203


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyer2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCopeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerPatterson Harkavy LLP2000 - 2011
Attorney and OwnerAnn E. Groninger, P.A.1998 - 2000
Assistant Public DefenderCumberland County Public Defenders Office1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charlotte Area Bicycle AssociationMember2007 - Present
High School Mock Trial TeamCoach2002 - 2006
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeCriminal Section, MemberN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeEmployment Section, past ChairN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeBoard of Governors, past MemberN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Employment SectionPast ChairN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Employment SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Autotorts SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Employment CLEPast ChairN/A
League of American BicyclistsMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, North Carolina Western District ChapterMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Michigan State UniversityEngineering ArtsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mass Torts CLEBicycles2009
North Carolina Bar AssociationNCTA Trial Training- Practical SkillsN/A
Capital College North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersFelony Defender Training Program, Institute of GovernmentN/A