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Steve Summers

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Pennsylvania Superlawyer

ssummers@summersmcdonnell.com

Stephen Summer’s practice encompasses a wide range of civil cases in both state and federal courts. He concentrates his practice on the defense of employment matters, premises liability, product liability, construction and municipal liability and insurance disputes. He has also argued frequently before the appellate courts of Pennsylvania.  

Mr. Summers regularly tries cases brought against employers, major retail establishments, property owners, and insurers, 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

American Academy of Trial Attorneys

Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers

Martindale Hubbell – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated

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

  • Employment Practices Law

  • Premises Liability

  • Tort and Casualty Litigation

  • General Business and Municipal Litigation

  • Civil Rights and Municipal Law

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Wrongful Death Claims

  • Dram Shop Claims