Attorney Profiles

Steve Sumner, Partner

Experience

Steve Sumner was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduation from high school, Steve signed a professional baseball contract to be a pitcher with the Houston Astros. For the next four years, Steve pitched for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Senators. During his off seasons, he would attend college at North Texas State University that has since been named The University of North Texas. His baseball career was shortened due to a shoulder injury which allowed him to return to college on a full time basis and then to law school.In 1969, Steve was married to Nancy Victor and they have just celebrated their 40th an...

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David Schick, Partner

Experience

David Schick is widely recognized for excellence in white-collar criminal defense. His expertise is grounded in his nine years as a state and federal prosecutor. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas before heading the Economic Crime Unit as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. As an assistant district attorney in Dallas County, Texas, Mr. Schick literally tried hundreds of cases to jury trial verdict including misdemeanors, felonies and capital cases. A number of these cases involved the prosecution of corporate executives and employees for a range of crimes including theft, fraud and state securities violations. As an Assistant United States Attorne...

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David H. Pace, Partner

Experience

Information technology and telecom transactions and litigation practice. Practice includes negotiation and dispute resolution of information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing transactions, software licensing, support and implementation transactions, and global voice and data telecommunications service transactions.

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John W. Lilley III, of Counsel

Experience

Jack has practiced law in Texas since 1990 with a focus on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. His practice is based in Dallas, but many of his matters have been litigated across the United States. His cases vary widely, but include disputes in the areas of contracts, employment, outsourcing, technology, industrial construction, securities, SEC investigations, director and officer liability, accounting malpractice, real estate, franchising, banking, and consumer transactions. Jack’s practical experience includes first and second chair jury and bench trials, appeals, injunctions, sophisticated motion practice, depositions, engaging an...

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Nancy Bush, of Counsel

Experience

Nancy handles a broad range of general commercial litigation issues with an emphasis on employment law. Nancy focuses on discrimination and retaliation cases, whistleblower and workers' compensation retaliation claims, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) related litigation and non-compete litigation. She also analyzes employment issues in connection with corporate acquisitions and transactions and drafts employment non-competition and severance agreements. She frequently counsels clients on lawsuit avoidance in an employment context and represents a broad range of commercial and real estate clients in general contract litigation and arbitration.

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Justin V. Sumner

Experience

Justin’s practice involves a wide range of general and complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Justin’s role since joining the firm in May of 2008 has consisted of heading up massive document productions and reviews using Summation technology, discovery planning, motion practice, deposition preparation, taking witness depositions around the country, and involvement in the preparation for numerous mediations and arbitrations. At our firm Justin also handles matters that come into the firm in the areas of criminal defense, employment law and plaintiff representation including the litigation of matters in the areas of fraud, consumer law, DTPA, and personal i...

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Gayle Boone

Experience

Most recently, Gayle advises and defends individuals and companies in the security fraud arena. As publicly held companies continue to come under both civil and criminal scrutiny for their practices, Gayle has protected their interests. She has advised Boards of Directors and their special committees, conducted internal investigations, provided advice on corporate governance, and represented companies, their officers, their directors and their advisors in securities fraud and derivative lawsuits, as well as before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies.Throughout her more than 25 years of experience, Gayle also has successfully handled complex multiparty liti...

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Dan McElroy

Experience

Since being licensed in Texas in 1982, Dan has developed a Dallas-based practice focused primarily on representation of plaintiffs and defendants in litigation matters in state and federal court and in arbitration matters. His broad-based experience includes:Business litigation, unfair competition, personal injury, and federal and state securities fraud actions. Employment related litigation typically representing management or senior or upper-level employees in actions involving restrictive covenants, federal and Texas discrimination and wrongful termination actions, defense and prosecution of individual and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, breach of employment an...

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Jacob Stasny

Experience

Jacob W. Stasny focuses his practice on matters involving private equity and other business transactions, commercial litigation, and commercial real estate, serving clients in a broad array of industries, including finance, healthcare, energy, technology, and manufacturing.Mr. Stasny received a Master of Business Administration in finance from Texas Tech University in 2005, and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 2008.With over eight years of experience, Mr. Stasny has represented a wide variety of clients, including private equity firms, capital managers, commercial and residential mortgage servicers, physicians and other healthcare providers, alternative credit broke...

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Amanda Bridson

Experience

Amanda Bridson is a litigation associate who began her legal career in Florida, representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation disputes. Trading in her flip flops for cowboy boots, Amanda relocated to Dallas, Texas, and joined Sumner, Schick and Pace, LLP in 2016. Presently, Amanda’s practice includes representing corporate clients in state and federal court on commercial matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, and information technology outsourcing agreements.Amanda graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010. Amanda was a member of the University’s competition trial team, a recipient of Honors in...

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Jamie Wilson

Experience

Jamie has experience handling a wide range of business litigation and transactional matters. He has represented both corporations and individuals. His primary focus is on complex commercial litigation, contractual disputes, employment law, and general business matters. He has assisted with cases in state court, federal court, as well as matters in arbitration. Jamie has extensive involvement in motion practice, briefing, document production and review, e-discovery, as well as deposition and trial preparation.

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Ashley Shapiro

Experience

Ashley Shapiro is a litigation associate whose practice encompasses a broad range of corporate matters in both state and federal court. Since joining the firm in 2015, Ashley’s primary casework has involved commercial disputes concerning breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and information technology outsourcing agreements.Ashley graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2015, where she was on the Dean’s Honor Roll, actively involved in moot court, received the John McHenry Mee Scholarship, and was a member o...

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Rosa Choi

Experience

Rosa joined the firm in 2016. During law school, Rosa was a Research Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review. After law school, she worked in-house at start-ups and global technology companies in Silicon Valley. Rosa is fluent in Spanish and Korean.

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