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Suzanne Tarchala

CPA, CFF, Partner
T +1 248.283.0222 F +1 734.939.0173 E starchala@mdd.com V Download vCard

Matson, Driscoll & Damico LLP,
2855 Coolidge Highway - Suite 114 - Troy, MI 48084

Work Experience

Suzanne, a Partner since 2008, founded the Detroit office of MDD Forensic Accountants in 2000.

Suzanne has more than 20 years’ experience helping attorneys, business owners and other professionals understand complex financial information in the context of insurance claims, litigation, arbitration and mediation.

She has applied her skill, knowledge, education and training in the following areas: property damage and business income loss claims, financial disputes, disability income claims, lost profits, employment disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, product recall and product liability.

Suzanne has had exposure to a wide variety of industries and business types.  She has substantial experience in the automotive industry and businesses that support the automotive industry, including steel, supply chain companies, original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket sales, automotive repairs and automobile dealerships.

Suzanne has assisted in the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in numerous litigated matters and has served as an expert witness in both Federal and State courts. She has also served as a Federal court appointed Mediator and has been appointed as an Appraiser and Umpire in insurance related damage disputes.

Suzanne is Vice-Chair of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Women’s Initiatives Task Force and is Chairperson for the MICPA Insurance Conference Planning Sub-Committee. She is also an Executive Board Member of All the World’s A Stage, a non-profit organization that teaches life skills through theatre arts education.

She has presented seminars and other training events to a wide variety of audiences on various forensic accounting topics. She has authored and been cited in forensic accounting related articles.

Suzanne graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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