Suzanne S. Newcomb

Suzanne Newcomb, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


With heavy hearts we regretfully announce the passing of our partner, Suzanne Newcomb, on October 11, 2023. Suzanne’s ongoing matters and referrals have been reassigned to the members of her L&E team. Please contact Debbie Mastrian for immediate needs at For more about Suzanne’s life and legacy, please visit our news page.  

Employers in all industries are bombarded with ever-changing and increasingly cumbersome regulation, not only from the federal government and its agencies, but also a patchwork of state and local laws. Suzanne helps her clients navigate these obstacles by getting to know their business and tailoring employment policies that are both legally compliant and workable for their unique operation.  

A skilled litigator, Suzanne’s litigation experience spans an array of industries including construction, commercial aviation, hotel and hospitality, manufacturing, health care, banking, nonprofit, and the public sector and she vigorously represents clients facing litigation through all phases of the process. However, whenever possible Suzanne uses the insight gained through years of defending businesses facing litigation as well as her earlier experience as a plaintiff’s side employment attorney, to help her clients spot and defuse potential problems before they become litigation. By guiding her clients through complex personnel issues in real time, Suzanne often helps them avoid litigation and quickly return to running their business.  


Membership & Involvement

  • Member: Indiana State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section; Indianapolis Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section; Woodruff Place Civic League (Board of Directors from 2009-2012); Indianapolis Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM (Legislative Affairs Committee)
  • Former Director of Legislative Affairs: Indianapolis Chapter Society for Human Resource Management, 2016-2020
  • Former Board of Directors: Kids Discovery Factory (formerly Explore 2 Learn Children’s Museum), 2008-2018


  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation - Construction: 2023, 2024
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Employment Law - Management: 2024

Resources & Insights


Speaking Engagements

Published Works


Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Blog Posts

Education on Demand

  • Key Legal Trends Impacting Employers in 2023

    Join Suzanne Newcomb and Beverly Alfon as they review the latest trends and updates to employment law. During this presentation they will cover updates to paid leave, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act/EEOC proposed regulations, AI in employment, federal labor law developments, pay transparency and more.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1997

Indiana University, B.A., 1993


  • Indiana
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