Over 70 Years of Combined Legal Experience



3301 Dudley Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26104

This firm uses the Mycase firm
management/client access program

William B. Summers, Trial Attorney

Marietta College – 1989-1993

  • BA in Music. BA in History. Certificate (Minor) from McDonough Leadership and Business Center
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, College Honors in History and Music. Herf Law Scholarship. Honorary History Society Membership, numerous other scholarships and awards, Award for Best Published Paperwork in History

West Virginia University Law School – 1993-1996

  • JD in Law with Advanced Courses in Law Practice Management and Real Estate
  • Clerked for Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love – 1993-1996

Professional Accomplishments:

  • West Virginia Bar Exam, admitted State of West Virginia, 1996.
  • Admitted to practice law in the Southern Federal District of West Virginia, 1996
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio, 2001.
  • Admitted to practice law in the Northern Federal District of West Virginia, 2010.

William B. Summers and Associates – 1999 through Present

  • Owner and Managing Attorney. Manages and practices law with between 2 and 10 employees.
  • Practice Areas Include: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law, Real Estate, and General Civil Litigation
  • Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Decision, Plaintiffs Counsel Consolidated Public Retirement Board vs. George B. Summers et al., successfully represented several employees against the retirement board when the board changed the calculation of retirement benefits.
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Decision, Defendant’s Counsel, State of West Virginia v. Richard Alan Poore. successfully represented convicted murder defendant and case was reversed and remanded for potential dismissal and further proceedings consistent with the supreme court’s decision.
  • Bar fight case. Linder v. Early et al., Washington County, OH, verdict of $600,000 plus costs and interest in favor of Plaintiff.
  • Medical Malpractice Case involving Death of Child Post Surgery confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Medical Malpractice Case involving Cancer Delay/Misdiagnosis, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Client was college student, Slip and Fall knee injury on unmarked down step from College Building, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Car Wreck, Death, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Client injured rollover golf cart, Serious Injuries, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Client injured in Motorcycle Accident, Serious Injuries, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Car Wreck, Back Injury, confidential 6 figure settlement.
  • Delivery Case State v Canty, Wood County, WV, dismissed at trial.
  • Drug Distribution Case, State v Wallace, Wood County, WV, dismissed.
  • Arson Case, State v Westfall, Jackson County, WV, case dismissed.
  • Drug Possession/Meth Manufacturing Case. State v Callihan, Wood County, WV, case dismissed.
  • Embezzlement Case, State v Sutton, Wood County, WV, case dismissed.
  • Kidnapping case, State v Lewis, dismissed, Wood County, WV.
  • Child Sexual Assault Case, not guilty verdict at bench trial, Wood County, WV.
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, State v Macendo-Ortiz, Pleasants County, WV, with interpreter speaking Spanish, successfully dismissed drug case and arranged return of $12,000 to illegal alien from Mexico.
  • Guardianship Case, successfully achieved Guardianship for non-related caregivers of child over the natural mother. Wood County, WV. In Re: Guardianship A. B.
  • Adoption Case, successfully appealed and overturned adoption by non-biological guardians on behalf of the natural mother 4th District Court of Appeals Ohio, In Re: B. C.
  • Child Sexual Assault Case, State v Jones, Marion County, WV, 20 counts not guilty on all counts after jury trial.
  • Represented thousands of individual and business clients in numerous trials, litigation, and other legal matters.