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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Patterson Harkavy LLP||2000 - 2011|
|Attorney and Owner||Ann E. Groninger, P.A.||1998 - 2000|
|Assistant Public Defender||Cumberland County Public Defenders Office||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Charlotte Area Bicycle Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Criminal Section, Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Employment Section, past Chair||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Board of Governors, past Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Employment Section||Past Chair||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Employment Section||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Autotorts Section||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Employment CLE||Past Chair||N/A|
|League of American Bicyclists||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association, North Carolina Western District Chapter||Member||N/A|
|High School Mock Trial Team||Coach||2002 - 2006|
|Tulane University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Michigan State University||Engineering Arts||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Mass Torts CLE||Bicycles||2009|
|North Carolina Bar Association||NCTA Trial Training- Practical Skills||N/A|
|Capital College North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Felony Defender Training Program, Institute of Government||N/A|