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Elizabeth G. Grimes “Libby”

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Biography

Elizabeth G. Grimes is Managing Partner at Grimes Yeoman, PLLC. Known locally as "Libby", Ms. Grimes represents plaintiffs in cases involving serious bodily injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Ms. Grimes received her B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December of 1985, graduating a semester early, and received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1989.

Ms. Grimes is admitted to practice before the North Carolina State Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina. Her professional affiliations include the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Super Lawyers, among others.  

Ms. Grimes is rated AV Preeminent (5.0 of 5.0), the highest professional rating achievable from Martindale-Hubbell, a national organization that rates attorneys and law firms. According to Martindale-Hubbell, “an AV peer review rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

Ms. Grimes is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, signifying her involvement in cases obtaining million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries for injured clients. Additionally, Mrs. Grimes is a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 25 Women Trial Lawyers, and Top 100 Brain Injury Lawyers.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies, Wake Forest School of Law Moot Court Board
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 12/1985
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations

  • Board Member, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, Iredell County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Council Member, Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Litigation, Including Catastrophic Injury
  • Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Trucking and Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina

Honors

  • One of the Best Lawyers in North Carolina and in the Nation, National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers, Peer Selected Member for the Charlotte Region, Multi-Year
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, The Highest Possible Peer Rating by Other Attorneys and Judges
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Top 25 Women Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Member, North Caroline Advocates for Justice