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David B. Summer Jr.


With more than 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor to hospitals and health care providers throughout the country, David has become a significant ally to his clients. David has counseled his many clients in nearly all aspects of health care law from issues involving day-to-day operations to advising Boards of Directors on strategy and policy. As a former business owner and hospital board member, he has a unique understanding of the issues facing health care clients.

David’s business acumen has been recognized by his partners, as he previously served two terms on the Firm’s Board of Directors. He is also an involved civic and community leader, serving on the Board of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
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Featured Experience

  • Counseling clients on regulatory compliance including Stark, Fraud and Abuse, EMTALA, and HIPAA
  • Counseling hospitals and other providers regarding a variety of legal issues including patient rights, employment and personnel matters, medical staff issues, confidentiality of medical records, risk management, malpractice, and general contract issues
  • Advising health care providers regarding Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and reimbursement from other third party payors
  • Advising hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians and other providers on issues regarding certificate of need and licensure law and representing providers before the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and in contested cases
  • Representing physicians during investigations and in proceedings before the State Board of Medical Examiners and in related matters with the Narcotic and Drug Control Division, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Law, 2005-2017; Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2007-2017
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers in Health Care, 2009-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Health Care; Government; Public Policy
  • Columbia Business Monthly magazine's, “Legal Elite,” Healthcare, 2013-2015
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barristers


  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member