Summer joined the firm in the fall of 2010 after completion of a federal district court clerkship. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and her practice is primarily focused on products liability and other complex litigation. Summer’s practice is diverse and also includes developing and implementing litigation strategy in a variety of labor and employment matters, including claims of discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, § 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. With experience in a wide variety of litigation disputes, Summer represents clients in a broad range of matters around the country.
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Before joining BABC, Summer graduated from the Cumberland School of Law where she served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. She also successfully advocated on Cumberland’s nationally-ranked trial team for two years. Additionally, Summer served as a Caruthers Teaching Assistant and on the Career Services Advisory Board. But Summer did not stop serving after law school. While at BABC, she has worked on several pro bono matters and has continuously volunteered in the community. In August of 2013, she travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, in conjunction with Lawyers Without Borders, and trained Kenyan Magistrates and Advocates on NITA trial techniques. Summer currently serves on the United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham Junior Board and she is actively involved in her church.