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Peter W Summerill

Personal injury Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Peter Summerhill, Pete Summerhill

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Helped more than 200 individuals protect and preserve their rights against aggressive auto insurance defense teams. Experience includes multiple trials with good jury verdict results when the auto insurance companies refuse to proved fair compensation. Don't settle for an attorney who settles, get competent counsel from an experienced trial lawyer.

    26 years, 200 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Handled more than two hundred personal injury claims. My practice is devoted to solely representing people who have been injured by the negligence and recklessness of others.

    26 years, 200 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    Representing families for claims of wrongful death presents unique challenges and opportunities to help people when things seem to be at their worst. Obtaining accountability on behalf of families is the best thing I could ever do with my law degree.

    26 years, 50 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    Have handled more than 100 medical malpractice cases. It is becoming more and more challenging to represent families and individuals injured by medical negligence in Utah due to some very significant lobbying by the malpractice insurance companies. The economics and and pitfalls of litigating a medical malpractice case make this area of practice a highly specialized and difficult to navigate.

    26 years, 100 cases

  5. Appeals
    In addition to handling appeals arising out of my own case load, I am often retained as private appellate counsel by other lawyers to provide services on appellate cases including everything from ghost writing briefs all the way to full entry of appearance and representation throughout the appellate process.

    26 years, 20 cases

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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Peter W Summerill
36 S State Street, Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Peter W Summerill
1004 24th St
Ogden, UT, 84401-2702
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Posted by Tricia Walton | August 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Had a credit union mistakenly apply my payment 2 days later than I should have missing my statement and date. They said they fixed the mistake and I will see this correction on my next statement but the issue is it was reported to the bureaus with wrong amount prior to them correcting this. The amount is over $16k so this is making a huge impact on my credit score/utilization/total balances and ability to get approved for new credit. Well, I fixed my credit and got rid off my debts with the help of PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST whom a trusted friend recommended and he did a perfect job increasing my credit score to (801 TransUnion, 805 Experian, 807 Equifax) all credit card debts are marked as paid, public record, bankruptcy and hard inquiries are all gone. I’m so happy. I refer this great hacker to those who have a fixed date to fix their credit profile. Text PINNACLE ON +1 (585) 466 4373. Tell them Tricia Walton Referred you. You can also reach them on [email protected]
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Posted by Valerie | August 3, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Peter did a wonderful job of helping me. He exceeded my expectations. Great communication and responded quickly to any questions I had. Very professional, knowledgeable, and honest; I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by Mark R. | February 17, 2015
Great attorney who kept me informed throughout the process
Peter represented me on a case that I was very nervous about going forward with. The whole stinking process is so confusing and intimidating to begin with. I am thankful I did, and he helped calm my fears right from the start. I had just previously 'fired' my other counsel because she clearly didn't have my best interests in mind (at one point when the judge asked her if she had any rebuttal to opposing counsel's argument she stated "no he summed it up"). I was blown away.... It was beyond frustrating and I was ready to just give up and go home. Peter was recommended by a family member he'd helped and I'm glad they did. Peter reassured me that win or lose, everything would be fine. In the end we got what we were after thanks to his knowledge and expertise. I can't thank him enough for how much he helped me through this terrible ordeal. The opposing couns was rerrible and gives the good lawyers of this world a bad name. Thanks again Peter, you are the best!
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Posted by Jorge | March 7, 2014
Highly Recommend
Mr Summerill has represented me before and has always had answers to all my legal concerns and questions. I have since recommended him to several of my acquaintances.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lowrance Lundell Lofgren
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dewsnup King & Olsen
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Hasenyager & Summerill
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Peter Summerill
  • 1998 - 2001
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  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Krambule v. Intermountain Healthcare
  • $1,600,000 Jury Verdict
  • Miller v. Ogden City
  • Case tried to $369,000 jury verdict.


  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee
  • Member Utah Jury Instruction Committee
  • 2008 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers - Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers - Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers - Legal Elite
  • Utah Business
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • 2011
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  • Utah Bar Journal
  • Cloud Computing: Silver Lining or Rainy Day?
  • 2013
  • Utah Trial Journal
  • Technology at Trial: Opening to Closing With an iPad
  • 2012
  • Utah Trial Journal
  • Dexter v. Bosko: A Rigorous Review of Utah Constitution Art. 1, Sec. 9
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • OPC Ethics School
  • Law Office Management: Tech & Ethics
  • 2015
  • Utah Association for Justice Annual
  • Winning Big On A Budget
  • 2015
  • Ethics School
  • Ethics: Law Office Management
  • 2014
  • OPC Ethics School
  • Law Office Management
  • 2013
  • The Mobile Lawyer's Toolkit
  • Leveraging the iPad in Legal Practice
  • 2013
  • iPad at Trial and in Legal Practice
  • iPad in Legal Practice
  • 2012
  • Slip and Fall: Traversing the traps, cracks and traps of Premises Liability Law
  • Premises Liability Law In Utah
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Peter
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete Summerill is one of the brightest attorneys I know practicing in the very difficult area of medical malpractice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a great lawyer and certainly one of the best in the state. He will fight for you and won't back down to the defense. Great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete Summerill is an outstanding attorney. He's brilliant and tenacious, and doesn't let the insurance companies and their lawyers bully his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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