Helen grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Her parents, a teacher and a lawyer, instilled in her a passion to serve the community and help others. Helen sharpened her writing and public speaking skills in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These skills, combined with her desire to advocate for others, led her to law school at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Central Law Review, which provided another opportunity to write, speak and lead.
Helen is thrilled to have joined Copeley, Johnson & Groninger where she advocates for people who have been injured, with a special interest in representing victims of bicycle crashes. She began her legal career in Goldsboro, practicing law with her father in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury and estate litigation. She also served as the assistant attorney for Wayne and Greene County Departments of Social Services. In 2017, Helen transitioned to a well-known, personal injury firm in Charlotte before joining Copeley, Johnson & Groninger in early 2019.
Helen is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, an association dedicated to protecting people’s rights through advocacy and education. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Women’s Caucus and the leadership committee of the Auto Torts and Premises Liability Section.
An avid long distance runner, Helen has run a number of marathons and half marathons, including the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon. Helen also enjoys writing her blog, Chasing Helen, a platform to motivate, educate and encourage others about running, fitness and overall well-being.