Richard Summers
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EMAIL rsummers@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.348.5836


Rich focuses his practice on litigation matters. Before joining the firm in 2003, he served as an Assistant County Prosecutor in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained significant jury trial experience. Rich has also served as Assistant Program Director and Assistant to the Law Director for the City of Parma, Ohio. His experience includes trial strategies, preparations, negotiations, and settlements.

Rich earned his J.D. from University of Akron School of Law in 1998. He received a B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College in 1994.

Representative Cases/Matters

  • Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant County Prosecutor:
    • Conducted over 60 trials
    • Conducted over 40 jury trials
  • Conceptualized strategy and prepared for over 400 trials

Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Baldwin Wallace College
  • The University of Akron School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Rising Star 2009

Professional Membership

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Volunteer Magistrate for the City of Parma’s Juvenile Diversion Program