Mica serves as legal counsel to clients in the aviation and global supply chain industries, representing airports, general aviation companies, FBOs, air carriers, as well as manufacturing, technology, and service companies. She has experience with assisting clients in defending claims involving products liability, aviation accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims, as well as providing analysis of issues involving aviation expert witness challenges, aircraft valuation and damages, and contract dispute resolution. Mica assists clients through pre-suit negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation in State and Federal Courts. She serves on the Cranfill Sumner COVID-19 Response Team.

As a Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE), Mica has a specific focus on assisting global clients with their international operations including trade issues, international contracts, trade credit payment disputes, international arbitration, and dispute resolution. Mica serves as the firm’s practice group leader for the International Business law section. She is also a founding Board Member of the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (“CIAS”), and currently serves as the Chair of the CIAS.  She has also served as Chair of the N.C. Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section. Mica is a member of the Carolinas World Trade Association (CWTA) and serves as a resource for the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). Mica has also been accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), where she serves on the International Arbitration Committee and the Transportation (Aviation) Committee.

Mica is a Charlotte native, and since returning she has been dedicated to volunteering her time and giving back to the community. Over the years, she has served in leadership roles in several organizations. She founded and currently serves on Board of the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“CAPABA”). She has also served on the CSH’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Mica graduated from the first class of the “Leaders Under 40” program, established by the Community Building Initiative (CBI) in Charlotte, and then she served on the CBI Board. Mica graduated from the Bar Leadership Institute organized by the Mecklenburg County Bar, and has served as the Chair of the MCB’s Bar Leadership Institute committee. Mica also graduated from the N.C. Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, and as noted has served as the Chair of the N.C.B.A. International Law & Practice Section. In 2019, Mica was named one of Charlotte’s “40 under 40” by the Charlotte Business Journal, which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 in Charlotte, who are making major strides in their careers while also leaving a positive impact on their communities.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

  • Panelist on the International Dispute Resolution and Litigation panel for the 2021 Timely Aspects and Updates on International Law program with the South Carolina Bar Association. (January 19, 2021)
  • Guest lecturer on International Business and International Arbitration at UNC-Charlotte’s Belk College of Business (March 2020)
  • “Handling Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Aviation Cases,” Aviation Insurance Association 2019 Conference (May 2019)
  • “Disputes that Raise Public Policy Issues: Special Problems in International Disputes,” IADC Defense Counsel Journal Vol. 86, No. 2 (April 2019)
  • “International Commercial Contracts” International Freight Forwarders & Customs Broker Association of Charlotte (August 2017) Charlotte, NC
  • “International Commercial Arbitration – What Global Trade Creditors Should Know!” Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (June 2017) Webcast
  • “Basics on International Contracts for US Exporters” Wake Technical Community College (April 2017) Cary, NC
  • New Year, New Commercial Invoice! LinkedIn publication (January 3, 2017)
  • Post-Election TPP Discussion hosted by CIAS LinkedIn publication (December 3, 2016)
  • How do aerospace suppliers and manufacturers win big contracts? LinkedIn publication (August 21, 2016)
  • International Anti-Suit Injunctions (a Double-Edged Sword), LinkedIn publication (April 2016)
  • Orienting Your Moral Compass During an International Law Crisis, LinkedIn publication (February 2016)
  • £148,516.75 Scottish judgment not repugnant to NC law, LinkedIn publication (November 2015)
  • Follow up note on the TPP deal – Is ISDS still a part of the deal?, LinkedIn publication (October 2015)
  • NBI Seminar – How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out) (December 2015) “Establishing Authenticity and Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule”
    • Please contact Mica if you would like a copy of this slideshow presentation.
  • INCOTERMS – Terms and Usage Break-out Session (June 2015) “International Law Symposium on International Contract Drafting” hosted by the Charlotte International Arbitration Society 
    • Please contact Mica if you would like a copy of this slideshow presentation.
  • Legal Aspects of International Trade (November 2014) Central Piedmont Community College (Small Business Center Network)
  • New OSHA Reporting Requirements (October 2014)
  • Subrogation Recovery Principles, CEU Institute (March 2014)
  • “Recognizing the Big Business of Small Business,” Construction and Contract Law Workshop, Institute of Minority Economic Development (October 2013)
  • Construction Contractor Forum for minority and small-to-medium sized General Contractors, Charlotte, NC (September 30, 2013)
  • “How to Grow Your Book of Business: Strategic Business Development Principles for Non-Equity Partners,” (May 2013) DRI Diversity for Success Seminar
  • Legislative Changes in Construction Law—United Minority Contractors of NC, Greensboro, NC (April 26, 2013)
  • Workers’ Compensation 101 Seminar–Mecklenburg County Bar, Charlotte, NC (February 16, 2011)
  • CISG 2010 Year in Review“— North Carolina Bar Association International Law & Practice Section (April 2011)
  • Workers’ Compensation Law Update— NBI Seminar, Charlotte, NC (December 13, 2010)
  • Mediterraneo Engineering Co. v. Equatoriana Super Pumps, Or Getting ‘Pumped’ Up About Force Majeure“— North Carolina Bar Association International Law & Practice Section  (November 2010)
  • Co-presenter of a continuing education presentation for adjusters: “How to Handle an Asbestos Claim.” (November 2009)
  • An International Perspective of the Perils of Parol Evidence: A Practical Guide for the NC Practitioner“—Institute of International Commercial Law (December 2007)

Most Recent Posts


Can their expert say that?

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What information aviation experts should be allowed to rely upon in formulating opinions for trial In a previous article, we… Read More


Mica Worthy Featured in Alumni Video

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Mica Nguyen Worthy was recently featured in an alumni video from her alma mater, St. Andrews University. The video features Mica discussing her time at the school and how it helped her prepare for her future career.… Read More


Mica Nguyen Worthy Published in IADC Defense Counsel Journal

Mica Nguyen Worthy is featured in the latest edition of the Defense Counsel Journal. Mica’s article, “Disputes that Raise Public Policy Issues: Special Problems in International Disputes,” discusses international arbitration and how “public policy” exceptions are handled in those disputes.… Read More


Susan Hofer and Mica Nguyen Worthy Present at AIA Annual Conference

Susan Hofer and Mica Nguyen Worthy were featured presenters at the 2019 Aviation Insurance Association Conference in Asheville. On May 3, Susan and Mica presented a session entitled “Handling Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Aviation Cases.” Their presentation was part of the conference’s Continuing Legal Education sessions.… Read More


Cranfill Sumner Charlotte Hosts Delegation from U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program

Cranfill Sumner LLP’s (Cranfill Sumner) Charlotte office hosted a delegation of 27 attorneys from the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on March 19.  The IVLP is a short-term, international exchange program for professionals that provides nearly 5,000 professionals each year with the opportunity to learn from their colleagues in a specific field in the United States.… Read More


Mica Nguyen Worthy Elected CIAS Chair

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Mica Nguyen Worthy, a Partner in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, was recently elected to serve as Chair of the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS) Board of Directors. She previously served as the Board’s Vice-Chair and began her one-year term in February 2019.… Read More


Mica Worthy To Facilitate International Arbitration Panel at CIAS Annual Conference

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Mica Nguyen Worthy will lead a panel discussion on International Arbitration at the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS) Annual Conference in Columbia, S.C. on Aug. 10.  The inaugural event will focus on practical and applicable skills for international arbitration for members of the judiciary, practitioners of all skill levels and professionals who participate in cross-border operations.… Read More


Aviation April 2018

The Cranfill Sumner Aviation Practice Group experienced “Aviation April” this year. We started off the month at the SMU Air… Read More


Mica Nguyen Worthy Selected to Join IADC

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Mica Nguyen Worthy, a partner based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been selected to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).… Read More


Mica Worthy Presents About Social Media Law

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Mica Nguyen Worthy will present “Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Unsurmountable Challenge,” as part of a comprehensive CLE program addressing social media legal issues by the National Business Institute. Mica is an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP.… Read More


Mica Worthy Speaks on Panel About International Law

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Mica Nguyen Worthy, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, participated in a panel discussion at the Charlotte School of Law on behalf of the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Section on Oct. 13.… Read More