Carrie H. Grundmann
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.631.1051
Roanoke, VA
mobile 540.353.2744
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Ms. Grundmann’s primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on public utility and energy law, as well as labor and employment law.


  • Roanoke College, B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 2005
  • The College of William & Mary, J.D., 2008


  • Representing large electricity end-users in matters before state regulatory commissions, including matters in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky
  • Providing administrative and regulatory litigation support for statewide large energy-user groups, including the West Virginia Energy Users Group
  • Representing employers in all types of employment litigation matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Employment Commission
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with labor and employment issues, including employee discipline, training, policies and best practices
Consumer Finance Labor & Employment Law Litigation Utility Law West Virginia Energy Users Group


  • Listed by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2019 - present
  • Listed by Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2013 - present


  • Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Kentucky State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Author, “Eligibility of Employees for Leave,” Chapter 3: The Family and Medical Leave Act, Second Edition, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2017
  • Author, “Getting the Dreaded Plaintiff’s Letter: Businesses Being Sued for the Accessibility of their Websites,” SuperVision,  2017
  • Presenter, “Outside the Classroom: Balancing Work and the “Off-Duty” Conduct of Your Employees,“ and “Investigations 101: Effective Workplace Investigations for Employment Issues (Leadership/Management),” Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2017
  • Presenter, “Off-Duty Conduct: Best Practices for Balancing Work & Off-Duty Conduct of Your Employees,” 2017 Virginia SHRM State Conference, 2017
  • Presenter on various labor and employment topics for Spilman SuperVision Seminar Series in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, 2011– present
  • Presenter, “The Must Haves for an Effective (and Defensible) Workplace Investigation,” Spilman SuperVision Webinar, 2016
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Landscape of Employee Leave,” Branch Banking & Trust Company’s Human Systems Team
  • Presenter, “The Landscape of Employee Leave: Untangling the Complex Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Pregnancy Leave,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2016
  • Author, “The Fourth Circuit Asks What For, Answers with But For: The Determination that a Landmark United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Change Employment Discrimination Law in Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “Is Summary Judgement Unavailable for Sexual Harassment Claims? The Impact of the Walker v. Mod-U-Kraf Ruling on Sexual Harassment Claims in the Fourth Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “Think Third Party Harassment Can’t Harm You? Think Again,” SuperVision Today, 2014
  • Author, “Interns this Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs Under the FLSA,” SuperVision Today, 2014
  • Presenter, “Employees Always Have a Need for Leave: Understanding the Interplay of State and Federal Statuses Governing an Employee’s Right to Take Time Off from Work,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2013
  • Author, “DOL Purposes New Rules for Home Health Care Service Providers,” SuperVision Today, 2012

Balancing Reliability, Affordability, and Renewability in the Energy Transition Currents - Energy Industry Insights, V 7, Issue 6, 2023 Currents - Energy Industry Insights, V 7, Issue 5, 2023 Spilman Attorneys Named to 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers Lists Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 7, Issue 4 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 1, 2023 Currents - Energy Industry Insights, V 7, Issue 2, 2023 Spilman Attorneys Named to 2023 NC Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List Currents - Energy Industry Insights, V 7, Issue 1, 2023 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 4, 2022 Race & Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed Associational Retaliation Claim Dismissed