Maureen A. Summers is a native San Diegan who has practiced law in San Diego since 1984. Her 31 years of litigation experience have provided her with insight into a variety of legal issues including personal injury and wrongful death, property loss, commercial, employment and insurance matters.
Since 1995, Ms. Summers has successfully mediated more than 5,000 matters that were pending in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Imperial, Riverside and Alameda Counties. She has also mediated matters pending in the states of Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Utah.
Ms. Summers has lectured on various mediation topics at California Western School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She has been a panelist for training and CEB seminars for the National Conflict Resolution Center, as well as the San Diego County Bar Association.
She received her J.D. from the University of California at Davis in 1984, and her B.A. from San Diego State University in 1979.
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Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.