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William Lawrence Summers Esq

William Lawrence Summers Esq

Summers, Scott & Associates Co. L.L.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law...
  • Kentucky, Ohio
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Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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Ohio
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Major Criminal Defense Attorney
Summers, Scott & Associates Co. L.L.C.
Current
With over 500 jury trials under his belt, Mr. Summers is one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers in the United States and is a frequent presenter in criminal defense skills, techniques, and procedures. Mr. Summers counts among his accomplishments, the successful defense of Larry Wayne Mahoney in the Carrollton, Kentucky bus crash case, where 24 children and three adults lost their lives in the worst drunken driving catastrophe in American history; and the famous âCross Bowâ murder case in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also received the NACDLâs highest honor, the Robert C. Heeney award I 1982 for his leadership in the New Mexico prison riot defense project. From 166 capital indictments, no death penalty convictions were returned. He was elected as a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 1987, and served as a 2-term NACDL Board Member, where he founded the Lawyerâs Assistance Strike Force, State & Local Liaison Committee and the Hot Line Panel of Experts. He has served on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College. Currently, is a board member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and served as chair of the Innocence Project. He is past chair of the OSBAâs Criminal Justice Committee, and is co-chairman of the Ohio State Bar Associationâs Criminal Jury Instructions committee and serves on the State Barâs counsel of delegates. Argued before the U.S. Supreme Court: Local Number 93, International Association of Firefighters, Etc. v. Cleveland, No. 84-1999, 478 U.S. 501 (1986).
Education
Cleveland State University
J.D.
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Honors: Law Review
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Kent State University
B.A. | Political Science
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Activities: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Men Students Association, Preident, 1964, Varsity football
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University of Miami School of Law
Criminal Law
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Activities: Delta Theta Phi, legal fraternity
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Awards
Fellow
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Presidents Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
NACDL's most prestigious award, the Robert C. Heeney Award, is given annually to the one criminal defense attorney who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association, and the legal profession. The award was established in 1981 to honor NACDLâs 18th President, the late Robert C. Heeney, of Rockville, MD.
Professional Associations
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
Activities: The American Board of Criminal Lawyers was founded in June 1978 by San Francisco attorney Nathan Cohn, who conceived the idea of an exclusive national, legal, honorary society for outstanding criminal trial lawyers, with admission to fellowship by invitation only The camaraderie and fellowship provided by the American Board of Criminal Lawyers is the highest professional honor for the successful, ethical performance of its members, forged by hard work and dedication to criminal defense
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Memebr Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Lawyers Assistance Strike Force, The Innocense Project
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American Bar Associations
Member, Defence services committee
- Current
Activities: Author, Chapter on defense services, 2010 & 2011
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Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1977-1979, Various select Committees
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member-Past Board Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: Board Member, 1977-1988, Robert C. heeney memorial Award, Created the Lawyers Assistance Strike Force, Hot-Line Panel of Experts and Stae & Local Liaison Committees, Presidents Award, 1987
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Ohio State Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Chairman, Crinal Justice Committee, Member, Casemaker Jury Instructions Committee, Council of Delegates.
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The State of Criminal Justice
American Bar Association
The State of Criminal Justice
Anerican Bar Association
Certifications
Fellow
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Contact & Map
Summers, Scott & Associates Co. L.L.C.
5910 Landerbrook Drive
Landerbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
USA
Telephone: (216) 696-0727
Fax: (216) 591-0740