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Sue has more than 35 years of experience in the area of government services and municipal law. Sue was Corporation Counsel to the City of Indianapolis and Marion County from 1992-1997. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Corporation Counsel, law clerk for the Honorable George B. Hoffman, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals, was former Deputy Attorney General, and former General Counsel for the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-2019, in the field of Municipal Law
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair, Government Practice Section, 2011
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Chair, Governmental Practice Section
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Past President
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • National Association of County Civil Attorneys, Past President

Former Employment

  • City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Corporation Counsel, 1992-1997
  • City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1984-1992
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable George B. Hoffman, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals, 1981-1984; Deputy Attorney General, 1980-1981

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Marion County 4-H Clubs, Inc., 1993-2006
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 2000-2005, Government Relations Chair, 2000-2001; President-Elect, 2002-2005; President, 2005-2007
  • Indianapolis/Marion County Board of Ethics, 2000-2002
  • Marion County Extension Board, 2001-2006
  • City of Indianapolis/Marion County Administrative Board, 2002-2004
  • City of Indianapolis/Marion County Board of Public Safety, 2008-2010
  • IACT Foundation, 2001-2012
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Board of Directors, 2001-Present

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Counsel to 2001 World Police and Fire Games, 1996-Present
  • Super Bowl Village Committee, Co-Chair
  • Women's Fund of Central Indiana
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
  • Plan 2020 Committee


Contributions & Published Works

  • "Women attorneys frustrated compensation gap still wide," The Indiana Lawyer, November 2, 2016



  • Chair and Speaker, Municipal Law Update, ICLEF, May 2016


DePauw University, Political Science, B.A., 1977
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1980

  • Indiana, 1980
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1980
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1980
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
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