He’s set records for historical civil rights verdicts and worked on cases that are the inspiration to many books and movies, so it’s safe to say that Dallas attorney Steve Sumner is selective about the kinds of cases he takes on. But he didn’t hesitate to take a lawsuit that crossed his desk last year involving a Gatesville, Texas inmate who committed suicide while in solitary confinement.
Sumner and his son, Justin, are working on the case together. They recently sat down with litigation writer Natalie Posgate and explained what stood out to them about this case. Details here.