Carl J. Summers

Washington D.C.

C.J. Summers specializes in appeals involving challenges to excessive punitive damages, the admissibility of expert testimony, preemption, insurance bad faith, the FELA, and product liability (from automobiles to pharmaceuticals and medical devices). With a background in both philosophy and chemistry, he is adept at simplifying and integrating complex medical and scientific information for generalist judges and law clerks. C.J. also regularly works with trial teams to develop strategy, prepare motions, and preserve issues for appeal. In that capacity, C.J. has extensive experience developing model pleadings that can be efficiently adapted for individual cases in nationwide or recurring litigation.

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