Professional Endorsements

Endorsements


William Head, DUI/DWI Attorney, Atlanta, GA

“I met Steve over a decade ago, through my recently departed friend, Reese Joye. Reese always spoke highly of Steve, and had told me about Steve’s background as a prosecutor, before he went into criminal defense work. I have visited Steve’s office in Greenville. Steve has been to my home in Atlanta. I can’t imagine having a case in the Greenville area and not hiring Steve Sumner to handle it. I regularly send him cases with complete confidence that it will be handled with skill. I have never been disappointed. Steve has a top-level staff and a first class operation.”


Justin McShane, DUI/DWI Attorney, Harrisburg, PA

“Attorney Sumner is an advocate for justice and right. He constantly uses his reputation, knowledge and experience for the benefit of the citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. Known for working long hours with a great attention for detail, Attorney Sumner is a very skilled trial advocate.”


Mark Stevens, DUI/DWI Attorney, Salem, NH

“I endorse Attorney Steve Sumner. Attorney Sumner is tenacious, dedicated and experienced in defending the rights of the accused in South Carolina. If you are looking for a tough, intelligent criminal defense lawyer in South Carolina you would be wise to contact Attorney Steve Sumner. If my clients find themselves in trouble in South Carolina I would recommend Attorney Sumner to help them try to save their license and protect their freedom.”


Harley Wagner, DUI/DWI Attorney, Martinsburg, WV

“Having been a member in the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now and upwards of 25 national DUI training seminars attended, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation’s finest and most respected DUI/DWI defense attorneys. Steve Sumner is assuredly amongst this group. I proudly endorse Steve Sumner and recommend him to anyone charged wtih DUI/DWI in South Carolina.”


Scott Joye, DUI/DWI Attorney, Murrells Inlet, SC

“Steve is a go to guy in the Greenville area. I endorse him without reservation. He will be prepared to go the distance in helping with a DUI violation. He has spent a tremendous amount of time in learning not only the law in the complicated area of DUI defense, but also the science in breath and blood testing.”


Bill Powers, DUI/DWI Attorney, Charlotte, NC

“Steve is my regular “go-to guy” in upstate South Carolina, especially for DWI DUI defense. I regularly refer matters to his office and have received nothing but glowing reviews. I trust him and frankly, I’d call him for advice personally. His staff is EXTREMELY friendly and professional.”


Zaki Ali, Criminal Defense Attorney, Anderson, IN

“I gladly endorse the work of Steve Sumner. He is a hard working and extremely intelligent DUI defense attorney who has a record of winning that would make any attorney proud. But beyond that he’s just a great guy. Easy to talk to and eager to actually help people who come to him at a very dark time.”


Brian Leininger, DUI/DWI Attorney, Leawood, KS

“Steve Sumner is the person to go to for a DUI case in South Carolina. He is on top of all the scientific and legal developments in this area of the law and works tirelessly for his clients.”


Scott Anderson, Personal Injury Lawyer, Greenville, SC

“I highly recommend Steve Sumner to anyone seeking representation in a DUI matter in the Greenville/Spartanburg, SC area. Steve has tightly focused his practice on this area of law. I regularly refer clients to Steve on these matters because I know he provides skilled, aggressive representation.”


Andrew Arnold, Employment/Labor Attorney, Greenville, SC

“Whenever I have a friend or client who has been charged with DUI and is seeking a referral, the first name I give them is Steve’s. He is experienced and skilled, but perhaps more importantly, he is ethical. I can endorse Steve without reservation.”


Calvin Carroll, DUI/DWI Attorney, Charleston, SC

“Steve is a true champion in defending citizens charged with DUI. He demonstrates an uncommon commitment to excellence from beginning to end of these complex cases.”


Eric Philpot, Car/Auto Accident Lawyer, Greenville, SC

“Steve is an excellent defense lawyer. The primary focus of his practice is DUI defense. This enables him to focus his time and resources on this specific area of the law. This benefits his clients immeasurably. I highly recommend his services.”

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

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

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