ATTORNEY STEVE SUMNER SELECTED TO “BEST LAW FIRMS IN AMERICA”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2016

GREENVILLE, SC – Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been named a Best Law Firm 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. Sumner is a DUI and criminal defense attorney serving Upstate South Carolina.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.

Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

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.

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.

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Recent Results

April 2017

  • State v. O.M.V.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for weaving over lane lines
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Speeding 70/55”
  • State v. Y.M.C.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Spartanburg County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for swerving and driving slowly (Breath test: .20)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. G.D.J.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greer Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding and changing lanes without a turn signal
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Unlawful Turning”
  • State v. R.L.G.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 82 mph in a 55 mph zone (Breath test: .12)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. G.C.R.

    • Charge: DUI, DUS
    • Court: Pickens County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident
    • Result: DUI dismissed, DUS dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. J.M.L.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Anderson County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident (Blood test: .30)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. B.E.W.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. L.P.R.

    • Charge: DUI 2nd offense
    • Court: Spartanburg County General Sessions Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 59 mph in a 45 mph zone
    • Result: DUI 2nd offense dismissed.
  • State v. E.D.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. W.J.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a two-vehicle collision
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”

Steve Sumner

  • 112 Manly Street
  • Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone
  • (864) 235-3834
  • Fax
  • (864) 233-8781

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