GREENVILLE, S.C., (September 16, 2022) –– For the sixth consecutive year, Attorney Steve Sumner has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in the field of DUI Defense.  He was also named a member of Lawyers of Distinction.

Best Lawyers® is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed and inclusion is considered a singular honor.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

At the same time, Lawyers of Distinction has recognized Sumner in its 2022 edition after an extensive review and vetting process that included the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition.

Sumner is the Upstate’s only Super Lawyer™ dedicated to DUI Defense.  He was also named in both 2019 and 2022 as Lawyer of the Year for DUI Defense in the Upstate by US News and World Report.

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.

Attorney Scott Todd joined the office in 2020 and became partner in 2022.

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.