On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney Daniel A. Summer on his recent and very untimely passing.
Mr. Summer’s distinguished career of three decades in the legal profession included service in the Hall County District Attorney’s office before entering private law practice in a firm with his wife and partner, Chandelle Summer, for more than 25 years. As a respected criminal defense attorney, he was responsible for introducing a number of positive changes to our justice system.
A leader among his peers, Mr. Summer served on the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission, which has the duty of interviewing and recommending nominated candidates for the governor’s consideration when judicial positions in our court system become vacant. As a devoted member of the Gainesville community, he spearheaded the restoration and renovation of many local landmarks.
All Georgia lawyers are grateful for Dan Summer’s lifetime of service and are inspired by his many contributions toward promoting the cause of justice and upholding the integrity of the legal profession in our state.
Robert J. “Bob” Kauffman
President, State Bar of Georgia