Kathleen Shannon Glancy

She is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2000 by the NC State Bar that governs the requirements and qualification of state certified specialists. A graduate (1980) of the University of Santa Clara School of Law, Mrs. Glancy received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She was licensed in NC in 1983 and previously in Ohio in 1980.

Ms. Glancy founded her law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and their families in 1985. Since then she has devoted her legal career exclusively to helping NC families of the injured and disabled in claims of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury.

She is an active leader in the Workers’ Compensation Section of North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). She has served as Chair of the NCAJ Workers’ Compensation Section Chairperson, Political Action Committee, and as Vice President of Membership. As a member of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), she has served as Chair of the Medicare Taskforce. Mrs. Glancy is also a past appointed member of the Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Industrial Commission and a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR). She is a frequent lecturer on the interaction of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability programs, Medicare Set-Asides, and the indemnity offset, among other topics.

Mrs. Glancy has been named to the top fifty women lawyers in North Carolina by Super Lawyers since 2009 and was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2007. In 2004, she had the distinction of being named a Woman of Achievement in the Lower Cape Fear, 2011 recognized by her peers within the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for extraordinary service; 2012 awarded the Thurgood Marshall award by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Mrs. Glancy is a published author in the LexisNexis and NCAJ:  Workers’ Compensation Guide, 2018.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Class of 1980, J.D.
  • University of California - Irvine, Class of 1977, B.A.

Published Works

  • Family Relationships Social Security Practice Guide, Volume 1, 1986
  • Workers Compensation Offset Social Security Practice Guide, Volume 1, 1990
  • The Essentials of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, 2010

Representative Cases


  • Matthew Bender, Legal Publishing Company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 1986 – Present
  • National Association of Trial Attorneys, 1986 – Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 1995 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 1985 – Present
  • Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, 1987 – Present
  • United Way Information and Referral Service, 1989 – 1991
  • Wilmington Civic Ballet, 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear, Staff Attorney, 1983 – 1985
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Staff Attorney, 1980 – 1983

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