Kathleen Shannon Glancy

Kathleen Shannon Glancy

Attorney at Law


Wilmington, North Carolina






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A graduate of the University of Santa Clara School Law, Mrs. Glancy received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She was licensed in Ohio in 1980 and received her North Carolina law license in 1983.

Mrs. Glancy served five years as staff and managing attorney at Legal Services in Fremont, Ohio, and in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1985 she founded her own law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and their families while devoting her time and energy exclusively to Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury cases.

She is an active leader in the Workers’ Compensation Section of North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (NCATL).  She has served as the NCAJ Workers’ Compensation Section Chairperson.  In 2000 she served as the Chair of the Political Action Committee of NCATL, and in 2002 she was the Vice President of Membership of NCATL.  As a member of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), she has served as Chair of the Medicare Taskforce.  Mrs. Glancy is also an 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 was named one of the top fifty women lawyers in North Carolina by Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010 and was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2007.  In 2004, Mrs. Glancy was named a Woman of Achievement by the Lower Cape Fear YWCA.

Mrs. Glancy is a contributing author to the 2010 edition of The Essentials of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, edited by Valerie A. Johnson.

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