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Scott Summy - Dallas, TX

3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219- 4283

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Updated: 05/25/2017

Dallas Water Contamination Lawyer


Scott Summy is a shareholder at Baron & Budd, one of the largest and oldest firms in the United States that specializes in environmental litigation. Mr. Summy heads up the firm’s Water Contamination Practice Group, whose practice is dedicated to complex water contamination cases all over the country. Mr. Summy primarily represents public water providers, i.e. municipalities, water districts and utilities, and school districts whose water is contaminated by an intrusive chemical...

About Scott Summy

Practice Areas

  • Water Contamination
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • Environmental Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Ground Water Trust
  • American Water Works Association
  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
  • American Association for Justice, Environmental Law Section
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Mealey's Environmental Section
  • Mealey's Toxic Tort Advisory Council
  • National Association of Water Companies
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Section
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Western Environmental Law Center (Board of Directors)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Environmental Law Section


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1990
  • Tarleton State University, 1986
    Honors: cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, "National Survey of Cases Filed to Date & Coordinating State and Federal Cases", HB Litigation Conferences - Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Litigation Coverage Conference, June 24, 2010 - June 25, 2010
  • Speaker, "Back to the Future - Limitations of Shipowners' Liability Act of 1851 (46 U.S.C. § 30505)", 360 Advocacy Institute - Gulf Coast Disaster: Representing the Plaintiffs - Individuals to Institutions, May 20, 2010 - May 21, 2010
  • Speaker, "Update on MTBE Litigation", 4th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, October 19, 2005
  • Speaker, "Representing Public Water Providers in Water Contamination Cases", IMLA Annual Conference, September 26, 2005
  • Speaker, "Groundwater Contamination Litigation Cases", 67th Ohio Section AWWA Annual Conference, September 21, 2005
  • Speaker, "Emerging Contaminants and Their Impact on America's Water Supply", 2005 Ground Water Summit of the National Ground Water Association, April 17, 2005
  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned in the Settlement and/or Trial of MTBE Cases", Mealey's MTBE & USTs Litigation Conference, December 7, 2004
  • Speaker, "Transitioning Your Litigation Practice", University of Texas School of Law Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, October 28, 2004
  • Speaker, "Perchlorate: The Blast That Lasts", Fall 2004 Conference of the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Association, October 13, 2004
  • Speaker, "Emerging Contaminants and Their Impact on America's Water Supply", 69th Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, October 5, 2004
  • Speaker, "The 2003 Federal Energy Bill and MTBE Liability Protection: If You Fail in Court You Can Win in Congress", National Ground Water Association – Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference, May 5, 2004 - May 6, 2004
  • Speaker, "Perchlorate in America’s Ground Water", American Ground Water Trust, May 3, 2004
  • Speaker, "PCE – The Groundwater Contamination Problem: Who Should Pay to Clean Their Waste from Our Water?", Groundwater Resources Association - Investigation and Remediation of Dry Cleaner Release Sites, April 7, 2004
  • Speaker, United States Composting Council 12th Annual Conference, January 25, 2003 - January 28, 2003
  • Speaker, "Protecting Your Drinking Water: MTBE Detects? The Solution to MTBE Pollution", International Municipal Lawyers Association, October 12, 2003
  • Speaker, "How Do We Pay for the Costs of Restoration?", Tribal Concerns Perchlorate Contamination Conference, September 10, 2003
  • Speaker, United States Composting Council 11th Annual Conference, October 28, 2003 - October 30, 2003
  • Co-Chairman, Mealey’s MTBE & USTs Litigation Conference, November 4, 2002 - November 5, 2002
  • Speaker, Mealey's MTBE Litigation Conference, May 10, 2001 - May 11, 2001
  • Speaker, "Plaintiff, Defense and Expert Perspectives", Mealey's Toxic Tort Conference, April 17, 2000
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 30th Annual Conference on Environmental Law, March 8, 2001 - March 11, 2001
  • Co-Chairman, UST and MTBE Litigation Conference, Mealey's Emerging Toxic Torts, November 15, 1999


Other Sources of Feedback About Scott Summy

Included on the 2013 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Scott Summy on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, LLC, 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney of the Year Award for Environmental Law, California Lawyer, 2001
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, D Magazine, 2003
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), 2003 - 2009
  • Finalists for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year , 2009


Office Information


3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219- 4283


  • 214-523-6600

Office Hours

24 Hours



  • "Managing Claims Arising from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Multidistrict Litigation v. the $20 Billion Fund", TXLR, Vol. 25, # 26, 2010
  • "Should the Public Pay for the Oil Industry’s Mistake?", North American Precis Syndicate, 2003
  • "'Fuels Safe Harbor' Provision Grants Immunity to MTBE Manufacturers", Co-Author, New Jersey Law Journal, October, 2003
  • "MTBE Immunity Provision a Bad Idea", Texas Lawyer, October, 2003

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