Susanne E. Ingold

Susanne E. Ingold

Shareholder
Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1998
singold@bcattorneys.com
(P)602-234-8775 (F)602-850-9775

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

Representative Engagements

• 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

Professional Leadership

Grand Canyon University, Adjunct Professor

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Women Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, University of Arizona Law College Association, 2000-present
Board of Directors, Arizona Humane Society 2013
Board of Directors, Homebase Youth Services, 2007-2010
Valley Leadership Class XXXIV


Assistant

Michelle Mercure
mmercure@bcattorneys.com
602-234-8765
Susanne E. Ingold

Education

J.D., University of Arizona, 1998 Editorial Board, Research and Development Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law

B.A. with honors, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri 1992
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2004

Admitted In

Arizona
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona