Suzanne Cavanaugh

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou


Suzanne leverages her social work experience and skills to ensure that clients feel supported and heard. She believes that good outcomes are achievable when parties agree to work together to create a stable ‘new normal’ for their children. Her attention to detail and care make her a huge asset to clients and judges alike.

Suzanne entered the legal profession after working as a social worker for ten years. While living in Florida, she primarily worked with mentally ill criminal defendants; after moving back to Charlotte in 2015, she worked in the Mecklenburg County recovery courts. Working so closely with the Court sparked Suzanne’s desire to become an attorney, she wanted the ability to do more for the people she served. Her decision to focus on family law stemmed from her own experiences supporting close family and friends as they went through difficult divorces. She witnessed the physical and emotional toll on people she loved and later realized that if she entered family law, she would have an opportunity to support others through the process. Additionally, Suzanne is a step-mother to three amazing children, so she is intimately familiar with the impact of family reorganization on kids.


J.D., cum laude- Wake Forest University School of Law

BS in Psychology - Florida State University