Robert W. Sumner

Robert W. Sumner: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Robert W. Sumner (Bob) started practicing personal injury defense litigation in North Carolina in 1970. He tried over 100 jury trials to conclusion with a very high number of successful outcomes. He handled numerous wrongful death cases and cases involving catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. His cases involved a wide range of activities: tractor/trailer accidents; workplace accidents; premises liability issues; fires and explosions; and product liability claims.

Bob was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He maintained an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was listed annually in Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers .

Bob served as a Law Clerk at the North Carolina Supreme Court. He served as Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Section. He has served as Chair of the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. He served on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association.

Bob was a founding member of the firm. He retired from the firm’s partnership in 2012, and he is Of Counsel to the firm.

Accomplishments

•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2006-2018)
•Selected by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer (2008 - 2014)
•Selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

Most Recent Posts

News

26 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

Twenty-six attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)....

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28 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016

Twenty-eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016....

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Named to 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

CSH Law is proud to announced that nine of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition....

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24 CSH Law Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015

Twenty-four attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America....

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CSH Law Launches New Identity

New logo kicks off rebranding campaign Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today unveiled a new logo that kicks off a rebranding campaign....

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21 CSH Law Attorneys Named to 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

CSH Law announced that 21 of its attorneys are selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars lists....

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25 Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014

CSH Law is proud to announce that 25 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ....

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24 CSH Law Attorneys Selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Ten CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 14 CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Rising Stars....

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23 CSH Law Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition

Twenty-three lawyers from CSH Law were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013...

Result

Obtained a defense verdict of no negligence in favor of an international antiques and collectibles show producer

BOB SUMNER (Raleigh), LEE POOLE (Charlotte), and JAYE BINGHAM (Raleigh) obtained a defense verdict of no negligence in favor of an international antiques and collectibles show...

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Lands 17 Attorneys in the Best Lawyers in America 2012 Edition

CSH Law, one of the largest civil defense firms in North Carolina, announced today that 17 of its attorneys selected The Best Lawyers in America....

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Personal Injury Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(919) 863-8707  Phone
(919) 863-3522  Fax
www.cshlaw.com
Mailing Address:
PO Box 27808, Raleigh, NC 27607
University Attended:
Wake Forest University, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, School of Law, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1970
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1970, North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Community Involvement

•American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

ISLN:
903314433
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Affiliations

CLM

Raleigh, North Carolina

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