The fact that "The Best Lawyers in America" is voted on by my legal peers makes this honor especially rewarding.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
Attorney Steve W. Sumner was once again selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of DUI Defense.
Best Lawyers® is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.
For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
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This recognition for Sumner comes after receiving the "Preeminent" rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. Sumner was also selected for inclusion as a "Best Attorneys of America" by the Rue Ratings' Service.
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.