Suzanne Singer focuses her practice primarily in the areas of employment and labor law, casualty and professional liability.
In her employment practice, Suzanne defends private and public sector employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law, including consultation, litigation in state and federal courts, as well as administrative proceedings before the EEOC, the State Retirement Commission and other administrative agencies. She has successfully litigated claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act including those alleging discrimination based on race, religion, gender, national origin and pregnancy. She has also represented employers in wage and hour violations (FLSA), wrongful termination and retaliation as well as cases brought under the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Florida Civil Rights Act, Chapter 760. Suzanne has represented clients in public sector whistle-blower claims, public record lawsuits, worker’s compensation retaliation claims as well as state and federal constitutional claims brought under 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, 1983 and 1985. Defense of ADA accessibility claims is also included in her practice.
Suzanne has particular expertise in defending governmental and educational institutions against employment, casualty and commercial related claims. In February 2013, she was asked to serve as interim general counsel for Palm Beach State College. Suzanne continued her tenure as general counsel until permanent counsel was hired in November 2013.
Her casualty practice includes defending clients in lawsuits involving negligence, wrongful death, premise liability and other general tort claims. She also represents vertical transportation companies with general litigation liability.
Another facet of Suzanne’s practice is defending professionals in the fields of insurance, healthcare, legal and financial institutions. In the healthcare industry, she represents physicians, nurses, and physicians assistants in claims alleging medical malpractice as well as administrative proceedings. Suzanne also represents business professionals including lawyers, law firms, insurance agents, brokers and their respective institutions against allegations of negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other common law and statutory claims.