Charles P. Summerall, IV- Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton
Charles P. Summerall, IV is a versatile litigation attorney who handles a wide variety of cases at the trial and appellate levels.
Charles P. Summerall, IV
Charles is a business litigator and certified specialist in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. Charles has been named The Best Lawyers in America 2019-Charleston, SC Litigation - Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year.” He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He is listed in Chambers USA for Commercial Litigation, and he holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest (AV) rating for ethical standards and legal ability.
Charles has handled a broad range of business litigation and financial services litigation in state and federal courts, and he is a certified mediator. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor law. His bankruptcy experience includes representing secured creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, and Trustees in Chapters 11 and 7. He has also served as a Chapter 11 Trustee.
Charles and his wife, Jo, are from Charleston and have two daughters, Narcissa and Penelope.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Contract, and Partner Disputes, Financial Services Litigation, Business Torts, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Mediation and Arbitration
University of Virginia, B.A., 1982
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1985
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor law
The Best Lawyers in America© - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Bankruptcy, and Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017-Charleston, SC Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016, 2013 and 2011 – Charleston, SC Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year”
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2015 and 2012 – Charleston, SC Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
Super Lawyers, 2008 – present
Chambers USA – Leaders in their Field, Commercial Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell, AV rating