Suzanne Baumgardner joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in the firm in 2006. She attended the University of Iowa where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1992. Suzanne received her Juris Doctorate, with Distinction, in 1995 from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Suzanne worked in the accounting industry and moved to Kentucky in 1995. In 1996 she began her legal career with the Davidson Law firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Since that time, she has practiced almost exclusively in the area of domestic relations with a focused interest on complex financial cases.
Suzanne is trained in Collaborative Law, an alternate form of dispute resolution. Suzanne has been a speaker for continuing education seminars and has co-authored two chapters, Contested Divorce (Chapter 5) and Separation Agreement (Chapter 6) in the First Edition of Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice published by the University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education (2006).
In 2007, Suzanne was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Suzanne is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. Suzanne is also a member of the Family Law Sections of both the KBA and FCBA, having served as past chair of the Family Law Section of the Fayette County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all state Court of Iowa, Kentucky and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Suzanne is married to Jeff Baumgardner, who works for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Rachel. They make their home in Lexington with their lovable dog, Buster.