David W. Sumner

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  • Attorney at Sumner Medical Law (1 Attorney)
  • 333 N. Wilmot Rd., Suite 340, Tucson, AZ 85711
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  • David W. Sumner devotes 100% of his practice as a trial lawyer to investigating and litigating medical malpractice cases.
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Associate Editor, Arkansas Law Review, 1978. Author: "Proof of Hypoxic Brain Damage in Birth Cases," "Screening Plaintiff Malpractice Cases," "How to Locate Credible Experts," "Obstetrical Malpractice Glossary," "Fetal Heart Monitoring," "Apgar Scores in Infant Cases," "Evaluating the Meconium Staining Case," "Deposing the Medical Expert," "Chorionic Villus Sampling: Pro's, Con's & Alternatives," Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, 1985-1994. Lead Pentagon Trial Attorney to Defend the United States in Medical Malpractice Litigation in Federal District Courts, 1984-1986. Member, Board of Contributors, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, 1986-1995. Also published the commentary/ article "Malpractice Crisis or Communication Crisis" in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 14 (3-4): 205.

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Birth Trauma or Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Shoulder Dystocia and Erb's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Forceps and Vacuum Extractor
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Surgical Errors and Mishaps
  • Physician Negligence
  • Anesthesia Related Injuries
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Heart Attack and Stroke Misdiagnosis
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Nurse and Therapist Negligence
  • Medication Administration Errors
  • Nursing Home Neglect

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520-253-8108  Phone
520-253-5262  Phone
1-888-885-0011  Phone
866-247-0888  Fax
University Attended:
Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas, J.D., with honors, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Arkansas; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court; 1986, Ohio; 1995, Pennsylvania; 1995, Maryland; 1999, Georgia; 2005, South Carolina; 2011, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona; South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Georgia; State Bars of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas; American Association for Justice; South Carolina Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
JAGC, U.S. Army, 1978-1986
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Peer Reviews

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

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Tucson, Arizona

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