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 2018

  • State v. S.P.H.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Oconee County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client parked and approached in a parking lot
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. J.L.R.

    • Charge: DUI and Leaving the Scene
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client involved in a hit-and-run and returned to the scene
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client fines dismissed with community service hours
  • State v. E.L.R.

    • Charge: DUI, Open Container, Child Endangerment
    • Court: Pickens County Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was pulled over for not using a turn signal
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives DUAC .08 and court fees
  • State v. A.P.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client pulled over for disregarding traffic signal
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client paid fine and ticket rewritten for Reckless Driving
  • State v. J.D.H.

    • Charge: DUI >.015
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client pulled over for swerving into other lane repeatedly
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives DUAC .08 and court fees
  • State v. T.W.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Clemson University Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client parked on sidewalk, police stopped to investigate
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Charged with Improper Passing and a fine
  • State v. P.F.D.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Police responded to single car collision of car leaving road
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v D.J.S.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client pulled over for speeding
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. A.L.W.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client pulled over for swerving lanes
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. R.S.E.

    • Charge: DUI 1st, Suspended License Plate, DUS
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client pulled for having only one working Head Lamp
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives DUAC .08%
  • State v. J.L.B.

    • Charge: DUI, Open Container, Speeding, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was pulled over for excessive speeding
    • Result: DUI, Open Container, and speeding dismissed; Client paid fine and ticket rewritten for Reckless Driving
  • State v. N.A.H..

    • Charge: DUI 1st and Open Container
    • Court: Clemson Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client stopped during a road checkpoint
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client paid fine and ticket rewritten for driving Too Fast for Conditions
  • State v. T.V.M.

    • Charge: DUI 2nd, Open Container, Possession of Controlled Substance
    • Court: Travelers Rest Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client pulled over for swerving into other lane repeatedly
    • Result: DUI 2nd reduced to DUI 1st, other charges dismissed
  • State v. C.C.G.

    • Charge: DUI 1st and Child Endangerment
    • Court: Pickens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client involved in collision
    • Result: Charges dismissed; Client receives ticket for “DUAC .08%”
  • State v. R.J.K.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Mauldin Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client pulled for having only one working Head Lamp
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client received “Negligent Operation” with fines and community service
  • State v. C.W.R.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Greenville County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client ran off the road
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client paid fine and ticket rewritten for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. T.D.V.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Clemson University
    • Facts: Client on a Moped pulled over for running a Stop Sign
    • Result: DUI dismissed, Client charged with Improper Lane Change
  • State v. D.W.D.

    • Charge: DUI 1st
    • Court: Laurens Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client ran off the road into a pond
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client paid fine and ticket rewritten for “Reckless Driving”

Steve Sumner

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

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