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Nicholas D. Summe

Personal injury Attorney at Covington, KY

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    When you are injured due to somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of quality of life.

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Assault - Burglary Theft - Homicide - Possession of controlled substances Trafficking - Expungement - Sex offenses - Robbery

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    f you are pulled over for drunk driving, call Summe & Summe, PSC as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected and help you get the best possible outcome to your case from the very beginning

The attorneys at Summe & Summe, PSC are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured victims. We are dedicated to our clients and want to understand how their injuries have affected their lives in all aspects. Too often, injury victims’ true losses are not taken into account by the insurance companies defending your claim. It is our goal to get to know you, and get a complete understanding of how your life is affected and has changed as a result of someone else’s carelessness. We will take into account the smallest details to the largest economic loss you are suffering from. We are not just interested in getting you the compensation that you deserve, but finding the truth and justice in your case and bringing in into the light.

All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means you pay us nothing unless we get a successful recovery on your case. Initial Consultation is absolutely free. No hourly fees or expenses on our clients.

Location

Nicholas D. Summe
19 West 11th Street
Covington, KY, 41011

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Reviews

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Posted by Nicole brooks | January 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
I was ran over by a car broke. I broke my leg and ankle found mr summe online. Best thing I ever did is hire him. He battled for me and kept me informed every step of the way. He got me a great settlement . I would recommend him to anybody who looking for a lawyer that will look out for your interest and do what's best for you.
Posted by Chris | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nick is excellent in every aspect.
When I first contacted Nick, he was always fast to respond. He gave accurate and correct information. I received excellent service at a reasonable price. If needed, I will be sure to call Nick.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Talented, Professional, Good listener, Great to work with!!
Mr. Summe is a very professional, smart, successful and comfortable person to work with, and easy to reach (he even gives you the convenience of contacting him via text message!!). If you are looking for a successul lawyer that truly is comfortable to work with, listens to you without judging you, makes you feel assured that he is on your side, and doesn't look at you like you are at wrong, then Mr. Summe is definitely the right person to talk to!! Here is how he has helped me and my family in more than one situations. I am so thankful that we hired Mr. Nicholas Summe to defend one of my family member for a sexual harassment accusation. As soon as we knew about the accusation, we met with him and explained the whole situation. He very patiently listened to the whole thing, and noted the main points. After listening to the details, he quickly gave us a brief on what he saw as the good and the negative elements of the situation. We left his office that day with some peace of mind that we seemed to have hired a good lawyer, at the same time still concerned on what is going to happen. Within that same week, Nicholas without any delay spoke to the police officers in charge, as well as the prosecuter who was assigned to the case. Due to his good relationship with these colleagues, within a matter of few weeks, he was able to successfully nullify that case and free my family member from any charges. This incident happened in 2013. Like I said above, we were so thankful that we hired him as our lawyer. Then recently we had to hire him for another situation. I started with a text message to him letting him know that we need his legal help (I wasnt sure if he would remember me). He quickly responded to my text (and yes he remembered me!), and called me later that day to listen to a brief version from me over the phone. He then scheduled a meeting with my family to understand the full details of the situation within 2 days. Inspite of his busy schedule, he was so kind to actually meet with us at our home at 6pm (which worked great with mine and my family members' schedules). He was still the same humble, down to earth person that I remembered from 3 years before!! This time also, he patiently listened to the story and gave us a brief of what he thinks of the whole thing. He assured my family member there is nothing to worry about. He then did some follow up fact-finding the very next day with the police officers on duty to get their side of the story. He proceeded with making some additional phone calls to get an understanding of what's going on. With having Nicholas as our lawyer, I feel comfortable that we are in good hands!! 3 years back when my family went through that problem, we had consulted multiple lawyers at that time. Mr. Summe stood out from all of them with his smart yet humble nature which is one of the many reasons we decided to work with him. I recommend Mr. Summe as a lawyer 101%.
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Posted by Chris | October 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nick gets the job done.
I sought out Nick for legal advice and service for my dui charge. He worked with me each step of the way providing invaluable insight into the process and fighting hard to achieve the best outcome possible. I'm very happy with the result and would recommend Nick to anyone looking to walk away with the same feeling.
Posted by Keasha | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++
I could not have been more satisfied with the outcome of my case. Nicholas has a very kind, professional attitude, that's full of compassion. I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr. Summe. He was always very prompt with answering all my questions and concerns. Even as an out-of-state client (with a 3-hour time difference), throughout my case, he made himself available during times that most would consider after hours and was always patient in explaining the status of details/developments of my case. Mr. Summe did everything in his power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, and copies of communication were always sent to me immediately. Thank you so much for your help with my situation, you handled everything with diligence and compassion, just what people need in stressful situations. I genuinely could not have asked for better!
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Posted by BOBBIE JO/BRADLEE | September 14, 2016
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CRIMIANAL DEFENSE
FIRST, ONE SOMEONE NEEDS A LAWYER, MOST TIME THERE SCARED..GIVE THIS MAN A CALL.. FIRST TIME ME AND MY SON MEET MR.SUMME, WE KNEW RIGHT AWAY WE CALLED THE RIGHT NUMBER..... MR.SUMME HAS BEEN ON OUR CASE FOR A YEAR AND HALF, WE HAD GREAT RESULTS AT THE END.. MR.SUMME FAUGHT WILL HARD FOR US.. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE AT LATE NIGHT CALLS. HE TOLD US TO RELAX AND HE WOULD HANDLE EVERYTHING... HE DID JUST THAT... HE NEVER TOLD US HE WOULD DO SOMETHING AND NOT DO IT.... HE WAS RIGHT DOWN TO THE POINT ON EVERYTHING... HE WAS ALWAYS UP FRONT WITH US.... NEVER LIED TO US OR FEED US A BUNCH OF BULL..... WHEN HE SAID SOMETHING HE MEANT AND HE DID IT..... IF YOU NEED A GOOD,HONEST, AFFORDABLE LAWYER NICHOLAS SUMME IS YOUR MAN.... HE WILL FIGHT HARD FOR YOU...... (I HOPE WE DON'T NEED HIM AGAIN) BUT IF WE DO HE WILL BE THE MAN I WILL CALL ON..... THANK YOU AGAIN MR.SUMME..... YOUR THE BEST
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Posted by Jeff | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have found a better lawyer!!
I was given Nick's phone number when going through my divorce. Nick told me step by step how the divorce process was going to play out and he gave me a great price. Everything went as he explained. A few weeks later, I told him I wanted to get custody of my kids. I called on a Saturday figuring I would just leave a message. Nick not only answered his phone, he typed the agreed order and then hand delivered it to me the same day. He gave me a great price for that as well with the results we wanted! I recently needed Nick's assistance again, another great price and the same hard work with great results! I highly recommend Nick to anyone needing legal assistance! He works hard, is very approachable, listens and fights hard for his clients! Thank You very much for your hard work Nick!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
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Out of State client
Nicholas Summe did an amazing job with my case. I am out of state and was only visiting and he made everything easy for me. He made sure I understood all of my options. There was no hassle, no pressure, and if anyone gets into a sticky situation, I would recommend Nicholas Summe.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!! I would recommend him to Anyone. He's a fighter
Our son was arrested for a crime he did not commit and we went to Nick and took on our case full force. Our case went on for a year and Nick helped us day or night to understand everything . Our son was facing 4 felony counts. Because our son was afraid of jail time and going to trial, Nick was able to get 2 misdemeanor plea. We would recommend Nick to anyone, he will fight for you no matter what. He is a fighter, he will fight for you
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Review of Nick Summe
I was in a car wreck and decided to hire Nick Summe. He walked me and my family through every step of the process. He was always available if we needed something. He also was very easy to contact whenever I had questions. I would highly reccomend Mr. Summe to all my friends and colleagues in the area. He is a fantastic attorney and really did all he said he would.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer very helpful
Mr. Summe assisted me with a case this year. I met Mr. Summe at his office and he took the time to sit with me review my case and provide me with the steps he thought I should take to resolve the issue. His guidance differed from the guidance given by the public defender at preliminary arraignment and in the end proved to be the correct advice as everything worked out just as he predicted. I highly recommend Mr. Summe.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2015
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Great lawyer with a "can do" attitude.
Mr. Summe was very thorough and helped me understand my case every step of the way. Everything from my consultation to final court date went smoothly. Nick used a very methodical approach on my case with a great end result. I was charged with a class d felony trafficking offense , facing 3 years of probation. It was reduced to a misdemeanor charge with some community service to perform and a relatively small fine. Highly recommend!
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Posted by E | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Dedicated, and Involved Attorney
Mr. Summe provided excellent representation. Not only is he a bright, motivated, and aggressive attorney but he also has many professional contacts both in and out of the legal community. His intelligence and contacts prove to be an excellent combination in getting the justice that his clients deserve. He kept me informed every step of the way. He drills down in every aspect of the case. He exposes flaws, inconsistencies, and baseless accusations brought on by opposing parties. He does not fear taking on opposing counsel, administrations, nor officials with well-planned methodical argument. He is fierce both inside and outside the courtroom and his drive brings favorable results and justice for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Summe to anyone who has been falsely accused of heinous actions. If your standing, assets, and character are on the line, you should hire Mr. Summe and feel confident that you have the best representation in the legal practice.
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Posted by Jeff | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Mr. Summe represented me on a DUI charge. He was very responsive and let me know what to expect going through the system. Mr. Summe resolved the issue as best as possible without going to trial. I was very happy with his representation.
Posted by Steve | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arbitration Skills
Even thought his practice areas did not list "arbitration", I hired Nicholas to represent my interests in a disputed legal interpretation of statutory law. Nicholas was able to break through months worth of entrenched posturing and achieve the result I was seeking.
Posted by Jess | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representing Justice
Mr. Summe has helped me with several legal issues both personal and professional and I highly recommend his services. Unfortunately, I've had quite a few run ins with the law, some of them completely my fault & some where I've been wrongly accused & after seeing how personally Mr. Summe takes each case, I've hired him for every issue I've had and referred several other of my friends and family to him- who were equally as happy as I with his work and professionalism. I can tell you with absolute certainty that Mr. Summe takes every one of his cases personally and aims to make the American Justice System as fair as possible through his work. In a world where every one is $ hungry, it's rare to find a professional that takes pride in his work and truly cares about the people and profession like Mr. Nicolas Summe.
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Posted by Sue | December 3, 2015
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Review of Nicholas Summe
Nicholas Summe represented me in a personal injury automobile accident case. He represented me in a professional manner and I was so pleased with his professionalism that I would highly recommend him for anyone needing legal representation. I was so happy with my settlement. He took my case when others said I had no chance of recovery and that showed me the kind of lawyer he was. He did an awesome job with my case and if I ever need a lawyer again I will definitely seek him for my counsel.
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Posted by joan | November 30, 2015
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Getting the Work Done
I know Nick personally, and we asked him to review a problem we were having. It involved our daughter who died, and a landlord in Tennessee. Nick reviewed the laws in Tennessee that were appropriate for our case, and it was resolved without any difficulty. Our other option would have been to hire a lawyer in Tennessee that we did not know. Nick handled the case, and all the problems that went with it in a very professional and timely manner.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic representation
I had an accident in 2014 and knew that I could not go through the process without a lawyer. From our first meeting, Nick showed an extremely professional, thorough, and clear communication style that I really appreciated. I immediately felt at ease and I knew he would have my best interests in mind when trying to help me with my case. I always knew what was expected of me and knew what to expect. Nick worked hard on my case. I know that every claim is different, but my end result was greater than I could have anticipated. If I ever have another accident or know anyone who needs legal help I would contact him again. Thank you, Mr. Summe!!!
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Posted by Joe | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service
Nick help me with my criminal case. He was very professional and answered all my question promptly. He was also the voice of reason when I started to panic and talk to me to help me settle down as if he was my friend. If I ever need an attorney nick will be the one I call back.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Summe & Summe PSC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • The Sanders Firm
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Kenton County Justice Center
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Bruce McClure Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Extern
  • Northern Kentucky University Extern Program
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Highlands High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1999

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Active Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Active Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Colonel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best 3 Years Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best: Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best: 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Litigation Persuasion Institute Completion Award
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Willard Owens Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Award
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Scholarship Achievement: Trial Advocacy
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Scholarship Achievement: Environmental Law
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Appalachian School Of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Specialty Courts Presentation
  • Veterans Treatment Court
  • 2016
  • Panel Discussion at Chase College of Law
  • Excessive Force
  • 2016
  • Class Room discussion
  • Civil & Constitutional Rights
  • 2015
  • Highland High School
  • Law Day
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Endorse Nicholas
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nick for years and am a big fan. He's a great attorney who works hard for his clients and doesn't take no for an answer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been co-counsel in several matters I can fully review Mr. Summe's legal skills. He is excellent. Mr. Summe is skilled in personal injury and criminal matters. He works late and comes to work early. He communicates frankly and completely. He is an excellent negotiator and trial attorney. Mr. Summe is practical and will keep you informed on your case. He remains unshaken by any development in a matter and can provide the legal representation necessary for any client to feel secure. He is one of the best litigators I know."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Summe is a great attorney and equally great person. His dedication to his clients is unparalleled. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a diligent and brilliant lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick Summe is a dedicated lawyer who works hard for his clients and is active in the community. He does well under pressure and thinks outside the box. He is an excellent choice of attorney in Kentucky."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a fearless litigator and battle-tested trial attorney. He is prepared, persuasive, and comfortable in the courtroom. Nick is experienced defending serious felony offenses and handling complex civil litigation. He fights hard for his clients and gets excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is a young, sharp, talented attorney who gives every single case the attention and time it deserves. He's a fighter - confident in his abilities and his handle of the facts. He works very hard to get top value for his clients. Nick is also constantly striving to get even better. He takes his role as his clients' advocate very seriously and has their very best interests at heart, I have had the pleasure of working with Nick on several matters, and I look forward to trying our first case together soon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Nick unequivocally. Nick is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. He cares for his clients and will go the extra mile including trying your case, if necessary. If you are accused of a crime or injured as a result of another's negligence, I would strongly recommend you call Nick Summe."
General practice Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas Summe is a fierce, high-energy, hard-working advocate for his clients. He takes pride in his work, knowledge of the law, and strives to increase the level of advocacy among all attorneys in the community. He doesn't shy away from the various, unexpected challenges cases often present, which makes him a better advocate and person each time, but more importantly leads to outstanding representation for his clients. However, what sets Nick apart is his natural, down-to-earth abilities to relate and communicate with anyone, anytime, anywhere, a skill he's refined to a degree that can't be taught."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick Summe continues to excel as one of the best personal injury attorneys in Kentucky. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick Summe is a zealous advocate with a reputation for fighting hard for his clients. He is well respected in the Northern Kentucky legal community and contributes his time and resources to various organizations. I have no doubts that he will work tirelessly and passionately to defend you. He really cares about helping people."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Nick on a number of cases. He works tirelessly to make sure his clients needs are met, their rights are protected, and they receive the compensation they need to get their lives back together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Nick is a colleague I have had the opportunity to work with several times, both together and on opposing sides. He is honest, thorough, compassionate and excellent at what he does. I often refer family and other conflicts to him as I know they will get quality legal representation out of Nick."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is an exceptional advocate for his clients. He is never afraid of standing his client's ground, and does not back down from a fight. Nick can find a resolution out of court when it is necessary but more importantly will not hesitate to step into the courtroom and do what needs to be done. Other attorney's routinely send cases to Nick because of their confidence in him to find the best outcome in the most complex and difficult matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Nick Summe for many years. He is a very thorough and aggressive attorney who is very passionate about his clients. He is always prepared and possesses a thorough understanding of the law. As a result he is a very effective advocate and a great lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have never known another attorney that puts himself in the shoes of his clients more than Nick Summe. Nick cares about his clients, and it shows in the court room, where he gets excellent results. Anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney will be well taken care of by Nick Summe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas Summe is a true advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and is well respected within the community. I personally consult with Nick on a regular basis as I trust and value his legal opinion. Over the years, Nick has truly impressed me with his high work ethic and dedication. Nick is an incredibly skilled attorney who strives to obtain the best results possible in any given situation. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
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Covington Personal injury Lawyer Nicholas D. Summe
Nicholas D. Summe
Personal injury Attorney
Covington, KY
Licensed for 14 years
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