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Peter W Summerill

also known as Peter Summerhill, Pete Summerhill

About me

Peter Summerill is an award winning and peer-recognized lawyer focusing on personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Mr. Summerill also handles appellate work and is regularly hired by other attorneys to assist with their appeals through ghost-writing briefs, appearing as appellate counsel or simply consulting on the appellate process.


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    18 years, 50 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    18 years, 200 cases
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    18 years, 200 cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    18 years, 100 cases
  5. Appeals: 5%
    18 years, 20 cases



Contingent (25-45%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • George Tait

    Pete Summerill is one of the brightest attorneys I know practicing in the very difficult area of medical malpractice.


    George Tait Motorcycle accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

36 S State Street, Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

1004 24th St
Ogden, UT, 84401-2702



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers - Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2015
Super Lawyer - Personal InjuryMountain States Super Lawyers2015
Top Lawyers - Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2014
Ambassador of the YearUtah Association for Justice2014
Top Lawyers - Legal EliteUtah Business2013
Rising StarUtah Association for Justice2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDewsnup King & Olsen2015 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Peter W. Summerill2014 - 2015
PartnerHasenyager & Summerill2001 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of Peter Summerill1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association for JusticeBoard Member2009 - Present
Utah Supreme Court Advisory CommitteeMember Utah Jury Instruction Committee2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Miller v. Ogden CityCase tried to $369,000 jury verdict.
Krambule v. Intermountain Healthcare$1,600,000 Jury Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalCloud Computing: Silver Lining or Rainy Day?2013
Utah Trial JournalTechnology at Trial: Opening to Closing With an iPad2012
Utah Trial JournalDexter v. Bosko: A Rigorous Review of Utah Constitution Art. 1, Sec. 92008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of UtahPhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah Association for Justice AnnualWinning Big On A Budget2015
OPC Ethics SchoolLaw Office Management: Tech & Ethics2015
Ethics SchoolEthics: Law Office Management2014
The Mobile Lawyer's ToolkitLeveraging the iPad in Legal Practice2013
OPC Ethics SchoolLaw Office Management2013
Slip and Fall: Traversing the traps, cracks and traps of Premises Liability LawPremises Liability Law In Utah2012
iPad at Trial and in Legal PracticeiPad in Legal Practice2012