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Attorney David W. Sumner

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  • 2013 Federal Discourt Court for South Carolina
  • 2011 Arizona
  • 2005 South Carolina
  • 2004 Federal District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • 1999 Georgia
  • 1995 Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 1986 Ohio
  • 1986 Federal District Court for Southern District of Ohio
  • 1983 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1978, Arkansas

Law School
University of Arkansas, J.D., with honors, 1978

Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975

State Bar of Arizona, Maryland, Ohio State, Arkansas; State Bar of Georgia; South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Pennsylvania; American Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; South Carolina Association for Justice; American Bar Association

Associate Editor, Arkansas Law Review, 1978. Author: “Proof of Hypoxic Brain Damage in Birth Cases,” “Screening Plaintiff Malpractice Cases,” “How to Locate Credible Experts,” “Obstetrical Malpractice Glossary,” “Fetal Heart Monitoring,” “Apgar Scores in Infant Cases,” “Evaluating the Meconium Staining Case,” “Deposing the Medical Expert,” “Chorionic Villus Sampling: Pro’s, Con’s & Alternatives,” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, 1985-1994. Lead Pentagon Trial Attorney to Defend the United States in Medical Malpractice Litigation in Federal District Courts, 1984-1986. Member, Board of Contributors, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, 1986-1995. Also published the commentary/ article “Malpractice Crisis or Communication Crisis” in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 14 (3-4): 205. ¬†Contributing Editor for Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy 1986 to 1995.¬†Invited faculty member for NITA sponsored Deposition Strategies course held a Temple University.

Military Service
JAGC, U.S. Army, 1978-1986