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Ann Potter Gleason

Ann practices in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Having years of experience in a variety of legal arenas and in both state and federal court, Ann is a skilled advocate both in an out of the courtroom.

Prior to joining the firm, Ann served a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She spent several years as a state prosecutor where she handled numerous jury trials involving everything from illegal drugs to homicide. In private practice, Ann has represented clients in the healthcare industry, counseling and advocating for them before various administrative agencies. More recently, she shifted her focus to primarily aviation related litigation.

Before attending law school, Ann earned undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and French. She spent a year at L’Université d’Aix Marseille III earning a diploma at its school for foreign students and attending classes in chemistry. She remains proficient in French. Ann graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest, she was Articles Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Winner of the Stanley Moot Court Competition.

Keeping her hand in criminal law, Ann has spent several years as an adjunct instructor at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and at Belmont Abbey College, teaching classes in their Criminal Justice Departments. In addition, Ann served as a guest commentator for Court TV and WSOC-TV in 2000-2001 in Charlotte during the trial of former NFL-player Rae Carruth.


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