Susan was born and raised in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in 1977. For the next four years Susan was employed by the Orange County School system as a Math and Science teacher. She was admitted to North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1981 and received her Juris Doctor degree in December 1983. While a student at North Carolina Central University School of Law, she received various awards including American Jurisprudence Book Awards and was named to Who’s Who Among American Law Students and National Dean’s List. Susan was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in March 1984.
In 1984, Susan opened her solo practice in Sanford, North Carolina and joined the firm in 1992. Her primary area of practice is family law. She represents clients regarding divorce, child custody, child support, equitable division of marital property, post-separation support, alimony, separation agreements, adoptions, and premarital agreements.
Susan is very active in community affairs. She currently serves on the Lee County Elections Board where she was Chairman from 2005 until 2013. She has served as President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Eleventh Judicial District Bar. In addition, she has served on the board of directors of the Helping Hand Clinic and St. Luke Preschool as well as the Administrative Board of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Susan has also served as President and Parliamentarian of the Democratic Women of Lee County, Secretary/Treasurer of the Lee County Bar Association, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Lee County. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and its Family Law Section as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. She is certified as a Mediator for Family Law Financial Matters.
Susan resides in Sanford with her husband, Richard Feindel. They have two children, Richard, Jr. and Elizabeth. Susan enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and fishing at the beach.