About Attorney Peter Summerill

Pete Summerill used to be a machinist. An automotive machinist. He spent countless hours grinding, filing, surfacing and generally getting greasy on the insides of engine parts. Then, one day, he went to the library. He read. A lot. That led to studying philosophy and generally pondering the inequality between himself and the large, corporate entities that seem to control most of American policy. What to do? Go to law school. Determined to fight against whatever large, faceless and greedy corporate structure wherever it could be found, law school seemed like the best option. Well, better than abandoning all hope and living in a cave somewhere. So, off to law school he went. During his second year, Pete fortuitously did some contract work for a personal injury lawyer. Up to that point, Pete viewed personal injury lawyers as the stereotypical ambulance chasing, dog bit, slip and fall lawyer. After working on a case against an insurance company, and seeing the way in which insurance companies defend personal injury and wrongful death claims, Pete determined to make representing personal injury and wrongful death claimants his career. So, for the past 17 years, Pete has represented people, one-on-one, who suffered some of the worst tragedies, against insurance companies who want to throw salt on the wound and deny compensation.

A history of helping people get back on track

Pete currently works at Dewsnup, King & Olsen, the premiere firm in Utah for handling wrongful death, products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Previously, Pete Summerill was a partner at Hasenyager & Summerill for 13 years. He has devoted his career to protecting the rights of personal injury and accident victims in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, and throughout Utah. Mr. Summerill has a comprehensive understanding of the state and federal laws and the rules and regulations that may come into play in your case. He knows insurance companies typically will play hardball to keep money out of the pockets of injury victims – but Peter Summerill is fully prepared to fight back on behalf of his clients in pursuit of maximum compensation for their losses.

Pete Summerill leverages technology at every opportunity during the litigation process and maintains a blog devoted to litigation technology, MacLitigator; he was the first lawyer in the United States to use an iPad for presentation of evidence during a jury trial. He has been recognized for his legal skills. He was repeatedly voted to Utah Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite;” named a 2011 Utah Association for Justice Rising Star; and, voted to the peer reviewed Superlawyer list.

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Attorney Peter W. Summerill is an attorney who serves the legal needs of personal injury and accident victims in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and across Utah.

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