A registered contributor has spoken or participated in Federalist Society events, publications or multimedia presentations. The appearance of a person on this list does not imply any other approval or relationship between the person and the Federalist Society. In most cases, the biographical information on an individual`s „contributors” page is provided directly by the individual, and the Federalist Society does not modify or approve this information. The Federalist Society does not take a position on certain legal or public issues. All opinions expressed by a Contributor are those of the Contributor. Paul is the founder and principal of Summers Legal Pty Ltd (a registered law firm) and has been practicing as a lawyer since 1985. He leads the practice of commercial real estate, business, corporate and seniors law. Paul Summers is a partner at Waller Lansden and practices litigation and appeals; regulatory affairs; and government affairs. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Tennessee State Attorney General. As attorney general, he led 340 employees, including 170 attorneys, in all civil and appellate cases in state and federal courts.

Among the most important achievements of his tenure was the conclusion of a 36-year-old lawsuit against the desegregation of higher education, Geier v. Sundquist. General Summers also successfully argued in the death penalty case Rahman v. Bell (2002) before the U.S. Supreme Court. During his tenure as the state`s general counsel, General Summers was twice named to Tennessee`s Power 100 list of Tennessee`s most powerful people. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.) for his work in commercial litigation and is listed in the 2009-2010 edition of Who`s Who in American Law. Prior to his appointment as Attorney General by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1999, General Summers was a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. He was appointed to the bank by Governor Ned McWherter in 1990 and was elected in the national elections of 1992 and 1998. Prior to this service, General Summers was elected Attorney General of the 25th Judicial District of West Tennessee. During his nearly nine-year tenure as DA, General Summers also served as president of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. Prior to public service, he practiced in his hometown of Somerville, Tennessee.

General Summers served for more than three decades as an active duty and reserve JAG officer in the Air Force, Army and National Guard. Most recently, he was a Judge Advocate of the Tennessee Army National Guard Command Staff. He joined the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. After retiring after 33 years of military service, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen awarded General Summers the National Guard Distinguished Service Medal. General Summers was awarded the Legion of Merit by President George W. Bush. General Summers is a member of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation. He is the past president of the Jason Foundation, Inc., a national nonprofit foundation dedicated to teen suicide education and prevention.

He regularly volunteers with the Jason Foundation. Paul Summers is a contributor to The New York Sun. Justin Adams, Mae Beavers, J. Ammon Smartt, Paul Summers Paul has served as a director of numerous companies, including ASX-listed companies, not-for-profit organizations, and registered associations. He continues to hold director positions, primarily in the mining and commodities sectors, and strategically advises his colleagues on the Board of Directors in corporate and governance matters. Paul has acted in many complex real estate and commercial transactions. Paul has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, corporate, commercial and senior citizens` law. James Blumstein, Todd F. Gaziano, J. Ammon Smartt, Paul Summers, Bill Young.

Paul G. Summers (born March 28, 1950) was Attorney General of Tennessee from 1999 to September 2006. Previously, he was a judge of the Criminal Court of Appeal (1990-1999) and a district prosecutor. His clients include some of Perth`s largest real estate developers, many leading small and medium-sized businesses, prominent high net worth individuals, accounting, financial planning and mortgage brokerage firms. He had a long and distinguished career in the military and was awarded the Legion of Merit and a Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. Summers declined to reappoint at the end of his term in 2006, and in October 2006 he joined the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. [1] Advises on complex real estate transactions, syndications, joint ventures and financings; Structuring of new business projects, commercial and corporate contacts and a wide range of successions and asset structuring issues. Topics: Federalism · State Governments · Federalism and separation of powers.

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