Susan T. Fountain


Susan is a member of the firm’s health care practice team where she represents hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in a variety of matters including medical malpractice defense and general liability. She also advises clients on avoiding and managing risk. Susan’s industry experience includes representing healthcare providers in various specialties including interventional radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, general surgery and critical care, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine and dermatology. Susan has also defended nursing homes, hospitals and state agencies including the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. She is also experienced in defending cases involving nursing care, wound care, post op infections and advising clients on HIPAA compliance. Susan also has appellate experience.

Susan began her legal career in private practice before accepting an appointment with the North Carolina Department of Justice in January of 2013 where she defended North Carolina state agencies in medical malpractice tort claims in the North Carolina Industrial Commission and handled other catastrophic injury cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. She returned to private practice joining Young Moore in August of 2017.

Susan is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Upon law school graduation, she clerked for Chief Judge Gerald Arnold at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and is recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2012) as a “Rising Star” in the area of medical malpractice

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., with distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994

Admitted in

  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Western District of North Carolina


  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2012) as a “Rising Star” in the area of medical malpractice defense



Publications & Presentations

  • “So Your Testimony Has Been Requested . . . .,” presenter, Annual Medical Staff Meeting of the Davis Regional Medical Center, Fall 2018
  • “Pitfalls in Psychiatric Medicine and Tips to Avoid Them”- Cherry Hospital, April 2017 (CME)
  • “The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Tort Claim”- NC Dept of Justice CLE Program, October 2015; Presentation for Risk Managers of State Government for the Public Officers Employees Liability Insurance Commission, Fall 2015

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