Helping Detroit's Emerging and Small Businesses Successfully Address Their Legal Needs
Complex commercial and contract disputes
Business torts, including fraud, defamation and tortious interference
Premises liability defense
Mortgage lending matters
Arbitrations and mediations
Summerville Law Firm provides high quality and affordable legal services to businesses and individuals. T.L. Summerville, the founding member of Summerville Law Firm, is an experienced business and real estate litigator and effective advocate, having been a criminal prosecutor in New York and Michigan, a partner at one of Detroit's largest and most prestigious civil law firms, and an in-house attorney for a major U.S. bank. T.L. will use the broad and diverse skills and expertise he has gained since 1997 to help you accomplish your legal goals and objectives efficiently and promptly. With Summerville Law Firm, you'll receive client-oriented services, consistent communications, and reliable representation.
My practice focuses on business, commercial, and real estate matters covering entity formation, lending and real estate acquisition advice, contract drafting, and litigation. In my 20 years of practicing law, I have handled numerous breach of contract and business tort cases and negotiated contractual agreements for clients large and small. I have also represented major financial institutions in mortgage litigation actions, automotive manufacturers in products liability and premises liability cases, oil and gas producers in environmental disputes, and business owners in a variety of commercial matters. Since completing law school, I have worked as a criminal prosecutor in New York and Michigan, was a partner at a large Detroit law firm, and served as in-housel counsel for a Michigan-based bank.
United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
Michigan state courts
New York state courts
Fordham Law School, Juris Doctor, 1997
University of Michigan, B.A., Economics, 1992
Summerville Law Firm, PLLC
1420 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 349-6600
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