Susan Briggs, Dickie McCamey & Chilcote
Susan Briggs is a successful workers’ compensation attorney and managing partner for the Charlotte/Raleigh office of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote. But Briggs, 43, said she would never have reached this point if it weren’t for the promise she made to her dying mother. It was 1991, and Briggs had just begun law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when her mother learned she had brain cancer. She died six months later.