Susanne E. Ingold

Susanne E. Ingold

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1998

Susanne ("Susie") Ingold,is a seasoned employment law and litigation specialist, providing expert counsel on workplace issues and representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in state and federal courts. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Construction Defect-General Liability Practice Group, successfully defending businesses in diverse cases, including commercial and construction claims, insurance defense, and personal injury claims.

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Susanne ("Susie") Ingold practices 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.

Susie also practices in 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.

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

Honors & Awards

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona, 2023
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona, 2023, 2024
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2016-2024
Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2024
Selected, AZ Big Media, AZ Business Leaders, 2023
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2022, 2023
University of Arizona Young Alumni of the Year, 2002


Professional Affiliations

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


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

B.A. with honors, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri 

National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Admitted In

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

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, University of Arizona Law College Association, 2000-2016
Board of Directors, Arizona Humane Society 2013-present
Board of Directors, Homebase Youth Services, 2007-2010
Valley Leadership Class XXXIV

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