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Steve Summers

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Pennsylvania Superlawyer

ssummers@summersmcdonnell.com

Stephen Summer’s practice encompasses a number of diverse civil matters, having tried a wide range of cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He has testified before the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Central to his career are cases of claims concerning premises liability, municipal liability, immunity of Commonwealth political subdivisions and employment practices.  

Mr. Summers regularly tries cases brought against property owners, employers, and insurers, in conjunction with state and local municipal entities around Pennsylvania. Additionally, he serves as coverage counsel, addressing issues of tort and casualty insurance coverage for individuals, corporations and municipalities.

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Martindale Hubbell – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated

Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Academy of Trial Attorneys

Pennsylvania Defense Institute



EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: Saint Vincent College, B.A. in Business Administration

  • Law School: Ohio Northern University School of Law, J.D. 1983

 

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Tort and Casualty Litigation

  • General Business and Municipal Litigation

  • Civil Rights and Municipal Law

  • Employment Practices Law

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Wrongful Death Claims

  • Dram Shop Claims