Attorney Steve Sumner to Speak at Greenville County Bar Seminar
GREENVILLE, SC – DUI lawyer Steve Sumner was recently selected to provide the “DUI Case Law and Statutory Update” at the upcoming Greenville County Bar year end seminar on Fri., Feb. 12, 2016.
The seminar will take place at the TD Bank Convention Center. This seminar is generally attended by roughly 500 attorneys and judges from Upstate South Carolina. Sumner will lead the discussion and review of recent significant South Carolina court opinions involving DUI/drunk driving cases and provide commentary on key South Carolina statutory changes in the field of DUI defense from 2015.
Sumner primarily handles misdemeanor and felony DUI/drunk driving cases. He is a former DUI prosecutor and has been in private practice since 1994.
In 2016, Sumner was named to "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of DUI defense. He is a lifetime charter member of the "Best Attorneys in America - Rue's Ratings". Sumner has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer® in the field of DUI defense and has been a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ for criminal defense in South Carolina since 2013. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has held a judicially endorsed AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a "Superb" (10.0 out 10.0) ranking with Avvo since 2011.
Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.
Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to "The Best Lawyers in America"
GREENVILLE, SC – Attorney Steve W. Sumner was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of DUI Defense.
Best Lawyers® is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers" the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
This recognition for Sumner comes after receiving the "Preeminent" rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. Sumner was also selected for inclusion as a "Best Attorneys of America" by the Rue Ratings' Service.
In 1997, Sumner opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses and drug cases. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992 and served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994. His primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide and Traffic offenses.
Steve Sumner Selected to 2015 South Carolina Super DUI Defense
For the third year in a row, Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been selected to the 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list for DUI Defense. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
This recognition for Sumner comes on the heels of receiving the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. As well as being selected as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member to the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America list.
Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to Best Attorneys of America List as a Lifetime Charter Member
DUI Attorney Steve Sumner was recently selected as a "Best Attorney" Lifetime Charter Member to the Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America list.
According to the Rue Ratings, attorneys are selected based on criteria including an extraordinary level of legal knowledge, competency, professional reputation, professionalism and ethical standards. Less than 1% of the lawyers in America have been invited for membership, according to Rue Ratings. "Best Attorney" Lifetime Charter Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state (a few large states are allowed 200 members).
Steve Sumner is a Super Lawyer and has been recognized as a "Top Attorney" in South Carolina on multiple occasions. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" for South Carolina.
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The Steve Sumner Law Firm represents individuals in Upstate SC, including Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Spartanburg, Laurens and Greenwood counties.
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