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The University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (1994)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (1991)

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Susan H. Briggs


2101 Rexford Road, Suite 250E
Charlotte, NC 28211-3463
T: 800-634-8441
D: 704-998-5184
F: 888-811-7144

Susan H. Briggs is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, and is the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Charlotte office. As a Board Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation law and a trial lawyer, she concentrates her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation litigation and appellate practice. Ms. Briggs also has significant experience in mediation negotiations and advises clients on business risk management and strategy issues. She was appointed to serve on the McDonald's panel of National Coordinating Counsel. Furthermore, Ms. Briggs regularly teaches seminars regarding workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and claims investigation.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • American Institute Of Legal Counsel’s 2017–2018 “10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney in North Carolina”
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  Workers’ Compensation Law (as published in North Carolina’s Best Lawyers)
  • Business Leader Media’s 2009 “Women Extraordinaire” Honoree
  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2011 “Leaders in the Law” Designee
  • The Mecklenburg Times’ 2012 “50 Most Influential Women” List

Speaking Engagements:

  • “2014–2015 Case Law Update” (Co-Speaker); 2015 Annual Conference; North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers; Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; 3/25/2015
  • “Legal Risks that Impact North Carolina and South Carolina and How the Laws Differ Between States” (Co-Speaker); 2014 Southeastern RIMS Educational Conference; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 9/18/2014
  • “Reality Check:  The REAL Workplace” (Co-Presenter); North Carolina Risk Management Professionals; 4/18/2013
  • “Employers’ Liability:  Panel Discussion with the Experts” (Panelist); North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys; North Carolina CLE; 9/24/2009
  • “I Just Can’t Cope! Preempting the Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Mental Illness Claims Through Objective Medicine and Objective Evidence” (Co-Presenter); DRI’s National Workers’ Compensation Review Conference; Orlando, Florida; 8/17/2009
  • “Workers’ Compensation Reform in NC” Joint Conference
  • Various lectures conducted at clients’ offices:  “Maneuvering Through the Chaos – NC Workers’ Compensation” and “Ethics in Workers’ Compensation Claims”


  • Without Fear or Favor (Contributing Author), DRI’s Judicial Task Force, 2011

Admissions and Licenses:

  • North Carolina Bar Admission
  • Cherokee Supreme Court, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina Industrial Commission
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


  • Defense Research Institute (past Chair of Diversity Committee for Workers’ Compensation Substantive Law Committee, former Marketing Director of Steering Committee for Diversity Committee, and Judicial Task Force Appointee)
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Native American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (former Board of Directors and Former Chair of Workers’ Compensation Practice Group)
  • North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers
  • North Carolina Industrial Commission (former Advisory Council Appointee)
  • Public Risk Management Association – North Carolina Chapter
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (Associate)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Solomon Group Empowerment Networking Conferences (former Co-Chair of Host Committee)
  • Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Community Involvement:

  • Contributes a great deal of time to many community activities
  • Lumbee Tribe of Native Americans (Member)
  • Matthews United Methodist Church (Member)

Education and Specialized Training:

  • J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law (1994); Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1991), Industrial Relations
  • NCDRC Certified Mediator