DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott Summy of the law firm of Baron and Budd has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action for Plaintiffs. Summy is a shareholder at Baron and Budd and heads the firm’s water contamination litigation section. He has been named to the prestigious peer review list every year since 2006.
Best Lawyers is one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal industry. Each year, Best Lawyers compiles comprehensive lists of the nation’s most accomplished attorneys by conducting exhaustive and confidential peer surveys of leading lawyers across the nation.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized by my fellow attorneys,” said Summy. “This is an incredible distinction.”
Under Summy’s leadership, Baron and Budd’s water contamination practice has grown into one of the most prominent in the country. Summy serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill. In 2012, the PSC achieved a historic settlement on behalf of numerous individuals and business owners who were negatively impacted by the spill. Summy served as class counsel in a settlement regarding atrazine contamination, the first settlement of its kind, that would provide $105 million to hundreds of public water providers across the Midwest that are struggling with atrazine contamination in their source water. In 2013, the firm was nominated for Public Justice 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for their work on the atrazine case.
In 2008, Summy sat on the leadership committee that negotiated the first multi-jurisdictional MTBE groundwater contamination settlement in the U.S. Working on behalf of more than 150 plaintiff public water systems in 17 states, he helped negotiate a $420 million settlement that would provide funds to clean up contaminated water. Baron and Budd was nominated for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Public Justice Foundation in 2009 for their work in this case.
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 35-year history of "Protecting What's Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd's size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, consumer fraud, securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.