Sue Ann Van Dermyden is a Shareholder at Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation. She is a licensed California attorney, licensed Private Investigator and certified EEOC investigator. After years as a litigator in state and federal courts, Sue Ann’s practice now focuses on neutral employment work. She spends her time conducting workplace and Title IX campus investigations on complex matters; providing expert witness testimony; advising clients on employment-related matters; and, conducting interactive and entertaining training seminars. Sue Ann regularly lectures on all topics involving employment issues and has written extensively in this area. Sue Ann has prepared and presented to thousands a specialized and practical course on investigative report writing
Sue Ann’s commitment to, and passion for, improving the quality of investigations nationwide is demonstrated by her involvement in several associations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Workplace Investigators since 2009 and is the past Board President. She also volunteers her time annually as Senior Faculty in AWI’s week-long training Institute. Since 2014, Sue Ann has been a co-chair of the ABA’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities Sub-Committee on Workplace Investigations. Sue Ann also served as a member of the Investigations Standards Technical Committee of ASIS International, which prepared and published standards and guidelines for workplace investigations in 2015.
Sue Ann was listed in Northern California Super Lawyers in consecutive years from 2010 to 2015, and in 2015, she was recognized by Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and Sacramento Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers. In 2015, Sue Ann was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.