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Steve Wayne Sumner

864-235-3834
Steve Wayne Sumner
Steve W. Sumner, Attorney at Law, LLC
1088 N Church St
Greenville, SC 29601
www.upstatedui.com
Phone: 864-235-3834
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About Steve Wayne Sumner

Steve graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992.  As a student, he was named to the "Order of the Wig and Robe"for superior academic achievement. Additionally, Steve was part of the "Mock Trial Competition" winning team at USC, which represented USC in the Southeastern regional of the national competition. Steve served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994.  His primary case load con... read more »

Biography

Steve graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992.  As a student, he was named to the "Order of the Wig and Robe"for superior academic achievement. Additionally, Steve was part of the "Mock Trial Competition" winning team at USC, which represented USC in the Southeastern regional of the national competition.

Steve 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.  

In 1997, Steve 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.

Steve 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.

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Steve Wayne Sumner -
Steve W. Sumner, Attorney at Law, LLC
1088 N Church St
Greenville, SC 29601
www.upstatedui.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 864-235-3834
  • Fax: 864-233-8781

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving60.00%
Criminal Defense25.00%
Marijuana Defense15.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
South Carolina Member in Good Standing 1992

Work Experience

Position Duration
Steve Sumner Law Firm 1997 – present
South Carolina State Prosecutor 19921994

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of South Carolina School of Law 1992

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member American Bar Ass'n Criminal Justice Section present
Member Cole-Huff DUI Defense Group present
Member Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
General Member National College for DUI Defense present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present
Member South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member South Carolina Bar Association present
Member South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
South Carolina Super Lawyers Super Lawyers 2015
AV Rating Martindale Hubbell 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2015
Business of Integrity Award for Customer Service Better Business Bureau of the Upstate 2014
Superb Rating Avvo 2013

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
DUI Defense From Jury Selection to Closing Statement South Carolina Summary Court Judges – Magistrate’s Intensive Training Seminar 2013
For the DUI Practitioner: A review of significant South Carolina, US Supreme Court and National Decisions South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division 2013
Significant Appellate Decisions from 2011 South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division 2013
Handling Your First DUI Case LawReviewCLE 2012
Recent Legal Developments in South Carolina DUI/Drunk Driving Cases Magistrate's Advisory Council-Intensive Training Seminar 2012
Emerging Issues in Drunk Driving SCBAA 2011
Social Media Discovery and Evidence in Criminal Cases LawReviewCLE 2011

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Blogs

Upstate DUI Blog

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Publications and Articles

The Current State of Confrontation

Published November 2012

Publisher: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Roll the tape (or not): A review of recent decisions regarding DUI videotaping

Published 2012

Publisher: SC Lawyers Weekly

DUI Myths Debunked

Published 2012

Publisher: Industry Magazine

The Value of Confrontational Behavior

Published 2012

Publisher: SC Lawyers Weekly

Guest Commentary: Old laws, new consequences for having open containers

Published 2011

Publisher: SC Lawyers Weekly

Our Rights Should be Carefully Guarded

Published 2010

Publisher: The Greenville News

Employees who Drive Carry Host of Issues

Published 2010

Publisher: GSA Business Journal

State's New DUI Reform Law Aims for Balance

Published 2009

Publisher: The Greenville News

Verdict is Out on whether DUI Reform will give Balance

Published 2009

Publisher: The Post and Courier