Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Mica Nguyen Worthy has been named Chair of the firm’s Aviation Law Practice Group. Worthy is a Partner based in the firm’s Charlotte office and is also Chair of the firm’s International Business Law Practice Group.

Worthy replaces Susan Hofer who previously served as Chair of the Aviation Law Practice Group before her retirement in 2023 and together with Worthy have grown the Aviation Law Practice Group over the years.

“We are grateful for the leadership that Susan Hofer provided for the Aviation Law Practice Group and are proud to announce that Mica Nguyen Worthy will now be serving as Chair of the Aviation Law Practice Group. Mica is an accomplished attorney with a thorough knowledge of the Aviation Law Practice and strong leadership skills that will help guide this practice into its next chapter,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner LLP.

“I am honored to have been trusted with stepping into the role as the Chair of the Aviation Law Practice Group. We have represented some of the most vital clients in the Aviation industry in the Carolinas and have developed strong relationships with the Aviation community over the years under Susan Hofer’s leadership. I am proud to be part of a team of legal professionals here at Cranfill Sumner LLP, who are dedicated to excellent client service and reputation in the Aviation industry. Our Aviation Law Practice Group is looking forward to continuing the legacy of the practice at the firm,” Worthy noted upon the announcement.

Worthy serves as legal counsel to clients in the aviation and global supply chain industries, representing aircraft owners, pilots, charter jet companies, flight schools, airports, general aviation companies, fixed base operators, air carriers, as well as Aerospace/Aviation manufacturing, technology, and service companies. She has experience assisting clients in defending claims involving aviation business disputes, aircraft contract and ownership transactions, 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, and internationally.

She is also a Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated partner and Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE). She is the Chair of the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS) and is involved with the NC World Trade Association (Charlotte Chapter). Worthy is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) where she served as the Chair of the International Arbitration Committee and is a member of the Transportation (Aviation) Committee. She graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Campbell University Law School, and the Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration.