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Scott J. Sumner

Scott J. Sumner

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Wills & Living Wills, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Business, Real Estate

About Me

I have been advising Michigan residents on current law for 25 years. Let my experience and tenure bring resolution for your legal needs. By evaluating your case and addressing your options I can successfully navigate you through the legal process.

Legal disputes may seem daunting; let me take the stress out of it for you. It’s what I do. 

Contact me for a gratis 30 minute consultation.


I graduated from Michigan State University (Go Spartans) in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law 1989. I was also the past president of the Rochester Bar Association, I sit on the MOOT court of law for the local judges, and I am licensed to practice law in the United States Federal Court.

Scott is married with 2 daughters and enjoys spending time in Northern Michigan, does volunteer work, and semi-noncompetitive golf. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    25 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    25 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Robert Dale Sheehan

    A well respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    Robert Sheehan Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael P. Manley

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Attorney Sumner for divorce and criminal cases. He has handled them with the utmost integrety, competence and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Sumner for a variety of legal services.


    Michael Manley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sumner & Associates, P.C.

730 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI, 48307



MIActive And In Good Standing199008/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
10 Best Family Law AttorneysAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Certificate of Completion Probate & Estate PlanningInstitute of Continuing Legal Education2011
Certificate of Completion Family Law ProgramInstitute of Continuing Legal Education2010
Certificate of Completion Personal Financial PlanningOakland University School of Business Administration2009
Leadership AwardRochester Bar Assocation2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner- AttorneySumner & Associates, PC1990 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rochester Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Thrift Realty, Inc.Associate Broker1995 - Present
North Oakland County Board of RealtorsMember1991 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Rochester Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People vs. NalosDismissal
People vs. BeattyReduced to Civil Infraction
People vs. WojdylaReduced to Double Parking

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Publication NameTitleDate
LinkedInGetting Divorced In Michigan2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Basics of Planning your EstateFeatured Estate Planning Speaker2012