Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1998
Susanne ("Susie") Ingold practices in all areas of general liability defense and construction litigation and serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Construction Defect-General Liability Practice Group. She has served as lead counsel defending cases brought against Arizona businesses, as well as national companies, including complex commercial and construction claims, insurance defense cases, employment based claims, dram shop liability claims, premises liability cases and personal injury claims. She has served as lead counsel for commercial and construction industry clients in multi-million dollar litigation matters, including developers, general contractors, subcontractors and insurers.
Susie also has extensive experience in employment law and litigation and regularly advises clients regarding issues of workplace discrimination, employer policies, employee discipline and termination, and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She regularly represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in complex litigation matters in state and federal court. As an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, Susie has successfully defended corporations, businesses, employers, executives and management in jury trials throughout Arizona's state and federal courts.
Honors & Awards
University of Arizona Young Alumni of the Year 2002
Successfully defended Arizona general contractor in a construction defect case involving a large scale residential development
Successfully represented a Tucson based commercial builder in a case subject to arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Successfully defended an international office products company in a major employment discrimination case in Federal court
Successfully represented an international hotel operator in a gender discrimination case in Federal court
Successful defense of an Arizona hospitality and restaurant business in a dram shop case before a jury
Successful defense of an Arizona business in a wrongful death action
Successful representation and defense of a large Arizona based company for premises liability claims in multiple jury trials
Consultation with clients regarding recruiting, hiring and training employees.
Representation of employers in employment discrimination and retaliation claims, including sexual harassment, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age and disability
Interpretation and application of employment-related statutes including COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act), ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act), OWBPA (Older Workers Benefit Protection Act), FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and Employee leave
Other Relevant Employment
Law Clerk, Arizona Superior Court for Maricopa County, Presiding Judge Robert Myers and Assistant Presiding Judge Christopher Skelly
Grand Canyon University, Adjunct Professor
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Board of Directors, University of Arizona Law College Association, 2000-present
Board of Directors, Homebase Youth Services, 2007-2010
Valley Leadership Class XXXIV
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