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 2017-Charleston, SC Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year.”  He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate, 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

EDUCATION:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1982
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1985

BAR ADMISSIONS:
South Carolina
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor law
Certified Mediator

HONORS:
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

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DIRECT: 843.727.2205
Summerall@WGFLLAW.com