MANAGING PARTNER

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Elizabeth G. Grimes

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. Mrs. 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.


Mrs. 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.  


Mrs. 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.” 

 

Mrs. 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 100 Women Lawyers, and Top 100 Brain Injury Lawyers*.

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 

Education:

  •  Wake Forest University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1989. Law Review, American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies, Wake Forest School of Law Moot Court Board
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Economics 

Admitted To Practice:

  •  North Carolina, 1989


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

Professional Affiliations:

  • Listed in National Trial Lawyers* Top 100 (Rated as One of the Best Lawyers in North Carolina and in the Nation)


  • Super Lawyers*, Peer Selected as a Member of Super Lawyers for the Charlotte Region


  • Board Member, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina


  • 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


  • North Carolina Bar Association


  • American Bar Association


  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Wake Forest School of Law


  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association and Iredell County Bar Association


  • American Association for Justice


  • North Carolina Bar Association


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice


  • North Carolina State Bar


  • 3 Year Council Member,  for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association 

*Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Criteria for membership in Million Dollar Advocates can be found by visiting the National Trial Lawyers website. Thomas, Godley & Grimes, PLLC, does not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.  Criteria for membership in Million Dollar Advocates can be found by clicking here.
 

*The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense. Criteria for membership in Million Dollar Advocates can be found by visiting the National Trial Lawyers website. Thomas, Godley & Grimes, PLLC, does not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.  More information can be found at the National Trial Lawyers web site by clicking here.


*This indicates that an attorney was selected to the Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at here.


*The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell. Less than 5 percent of all lawyers have earned the award that embodies the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. In order to be awarded an AV Preeminent rating, attorneys are judged by their peers, clients and judges. To choose the award, attorneys are judged based on analytical capability, communication, judgment, legal experience and legal knowledge. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

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