Brent Sumner is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Parkway West High School before attending the University of Missouri Columbia. While attending the University of Missouri Columbia, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and he played on the university's soccer team. He majored in biochemistry and minored in psychology. After earning his undergraduate degree, attorney Sumner went on to attend the Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Sumner was a member of the National Health Law Moot Court Team, and he was published in the American College of Medicine.
After earning his juris doctorate (law degree) from Saint Louis University School of Law, attorney Sumner went to work for a respected plaintiff's attorney. From there, he worked in Kansas City for a large insurance defense law firm. While working in insurance defense, attorney Sumner dreamt of opening his own practice and representing both the criminally accused and those who were injured due to someone else's negligence or recklessness. His dream was realized the day he opened The Sumner Law Group, LLC. Today, attorney Sumner practices criminal defense in the areas of St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri. As a skilled and aggressive trial lawyer, he handles virtually all types of misdemeanor and felony cases on the state and federal level.
Brent's legal career began working as a plaintiff's attorney and in insurance defense. With personal injury cases, he brings a unique set of skills and insight to the table because of his background working in insurance defense. He knows exactly how insurance companies work to devalue claims and this insight allows him to always be a step ahead of the insurance company. Not only is he a skilled negotiator when it comes to negotiating a large settlement with an insurance company, but he has an eye for knowing when a personal injury case would be better served by going to trial.
Whether his client is being accused of DWI, or a federal crime such as kidnapping, or if his client was injured at the hands of a negligent medical doctor, he is always focused on protecting his client's best interests and helping them obtain the best possible outcome considering their circumstances. Attorney Brent Sumner practices criminal defense and personal injury law in the state of Missouri. He is an active member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association of Justice.
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