William L. Summers

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William L. Summers (born March 6, 1942 in Ravenna, Ohio) is an American criminal defense lawyer who served as lead defense counsel for Larry Mahoney in the Carrollton, Kentucky bus collision case.[1] He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio in 1969, the State of Kentucky in 1988, and has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, ten of the eleven U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as numerous United States District Courts in the State of Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, and Oklahoma.

Beginning in July 1990, he served as counsel for Jimmie Dean Stohler with regard to the Tulsa, Oklahoma Crossbow murder case.[2]

In 1982, he received the Robert C. Heeney award.[3] He received the award as a result of his work in defending inmates prosecuted with regard to the New Mexico State Penitentiary riot.

He has served on the Boards of the American Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for eleven years, The Kentucky Association, of Cuyaogga, Criminal Criminal Defense Lawyers, President from 1977-1978. Ohio Bar Association.

He has also been selected to fellowship in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

In 1986, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Firefighters v. Cleveland, 478 U.S. 501 (1986).[4][5]

He is currently the Managing Partner of the Cleveland, Ohio law firm, Summers & Associates Co., L.P.A.



^ Summers, Scott & Associates Co. L.L.C.- Cleveland Criminal Lawyer Web Site.