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About Stephen

Stephen Summer has been practicing law in Austin and surrounding areas for over 22 years. Stephen took a nontraditional path to become a lawyer. He initially made his living as a professional musician, playing drums in numerous successful jazz and Latin jazz groups, locally, regionally and internationally. He then returned to school and obtained an undergraduate degree, a master’s degree in music and a law degree within a 10-year span. Stephen believes this combination of life experience, high-level creative endeavors and legal training enables him to approach the practice of law (and life) from an innovative, joyful and confident platform.


Our mission is to provide our clients with the best possible legal counsel while adhering to the highest standard of excellence, honesty and integrity.  We strive to form lasting relationships with our clients that will span years, even generations, and do so with a fresh, creative approach while being guided by the following philosophy:
  • Our clients deserve our personal and timely attention.  
  • Our legal services need to be affordable and appropriate for the clients we serve.
  • We use technology and procedures to minimize cost and maximize efficiency whenever possible.
  • We will develop creative and well-crafted solutions to meet our client’s current and future needs.
  • We will provide clients with the best representation within the bounds of professional ethics while balancing competency with compassion.
  • We integrate this philosophy into every aspect of our practice.

Associations & Affiliations

  • Council member & officer, Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section (TESLAW), State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Copyright advisory committee for Texas State University

  • Co-founder, Austin Jazz Society

  • Past President, Riverbend Centre

  • Past Board Member, Texas Senior Games

Community Engagement

  • Adjunct Professor, Texas State University​​

  • Speaker, estate planning​

  • Speaker, copyright law and entity formation, City of Austin Small Business Development​

  • Presenter at People's Law School, Austin Bar Association

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