Mary Lou Mauro Summerville: Lawyer with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation

Mary Lou Mauro Summerville

Ms. Summerville joined the Houston office of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith in 1997. She has extensive experience defending clients in employer liability, environmental liability, and products liability cases with an emphasis on workers’ compensation (including LHWCA), toxic torts (benzene, asbestos, silica and ephedra) and multi-plaintiff litigation. With a proven track record of quickly identifying and pursuing the best interests of her clients, she strives to solve problems that face her clients in an effective, efficient and ethical manner.

Mary Lou Summerville has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on attorneys worldwide. The AV rating is an indication of very high to preeminent legal ability, an exemplary reputation and a well-established practice and is the highest rating in legal ability and professional ethics that a law firm or lawyer can achieve.


Ms. Summerville was raised in a number of U.S. cities. A native Texan, her family not only lived in Waco, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas before she graduated from high school, they also lived in Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduation from Texas A&M University in 1986, she spent a year in Washington D.C. as a research assistant monitoring federal legislation prior to attending law school in 1987. Upon earning her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, she opted to remain in her “adopted” hometown of Houston where she permanently resides with her husband and young son.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Fraud Seminar, Seabright Insurance Company, Houston, Texas, 2010
CE Subrogation Seminar, Gallagher Bassett, Dallas, Texas, 2009
Updates on Texas Workers’ Compensation Law, Broadspire, Dallas, Texas, 2009
Updates on Texas Workers’ Compensation Law, CNA, Dallas, Texas, 2009
Fraud & Abuse, TPCIGA, Austin, Texas, 2008
Fraud in the Workers’ Compensation System, Cambridge Services, Carrollton, Texas 2008
Negotiations for Adjusters, TPCIGA, Austin, Texas, 2008

Phone(713) 599-0700

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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Employer's Liability
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime & Admiralty
  • Products Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Professional Liability
 
University Texas A&M University, B.A, Political Science, History/Journalism, 1986; Basic Mediator Training - completed 40 hour course in 1996
 
Law SchoolSouth Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor 1990
 
Admitted1990, Texas; 2003, United States District Courts: Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Texas Bar Association

Greater Houston Partnership Texas Aggie Bar Association (former board member)

Houston Bar Association

Texas A&M University System Chancellor's Committee Defense Research Institute

Houston Mariners Club

BuildSafe Southwest, Board of Directors

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Women Lawyers Alliance (WLA)

 
Biography

Ms. Summerville joined the Houston office of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith in 1997. She has extensive experience defending clients in employer liability, environmental liability, and products liability cases with an emphasis on workers' compensation (including LHWCA), toxic torts (benzene, asbestos, silica and ephedra) and multi-plaintiff litigation. With a proven track record of quickly identifying and pursuing the best interests of her clients, she strives to solve problems that face her clients in an effective, efficient and ethical manner.

Mary Lou Summerville has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on attorneys worldwide. The AV rating is an indication of very high to preeminent legal ability, an exemplary reputation and a well-established practice and is the highest rating in legal ability and professional ethics that a law firm or lawyer can achieve.

Ms. Summerville was raised in a number of U.S. cities. A native Texan, her family not only lived in Waco, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas before she graduated from high school, they also lived in Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduation from Texas A&M University in 1986, she spent a year in Washington D.C. as a research assistant monitoring federal legislation prior to attending law school in 1987. Upon earning her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, she opted to remain in her "adopted" hometown of Houston where she permanently resides with her husband and young son.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Longshore (LHWCA) and Texas Workers' Compensation Seminar, Houston Claims Association, Houston, Texas, 2011

Workers Comp Appeals Panel Update, JI Companies, Houston, Texas, 2010

Workers Comp Case Law Update, GAB Robins, Austin, Texas, 2010

Ethics in Claims Handling Seminar, Houston Claims Association, Houston, Texas, 2010

Jones Act Seminar, SeaBright Insurance Company, Houston, TX 2010

Fraud Seminar for Adjusters, Seabright Insurance Company, Houston, Texas, 2010

CE Subrogation Seminar, Gallagher Bassett, Dallas, Texas, 2009

Updates on Texas Workers' Compensation Law, CNA, Dallas, Texas, 2009

Negotiations for Adjusters, TPCIGA, Austin, Texas, 2008

Professional Associations

Texas Bar Association

Greater Houston Partnership Texas Aggie Bar Association (former board member)

Houston Bar Association

Texas A&M University System Chancellor's Committee Defense Research Institute

Houston Mariners Club

BuildSafe Southwest, Board of Directors

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Women Lawyers Alliance (WLA)

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Mary Lou Mauro Summerville

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1400
HoustonTX 77010




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