Hope Sumrow

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

Hope Sumrow is the type of attorney who enjoys evaluating a client’s case and unraveling the issues to get to a resolution in a fair and equitable way. For her, it’s like solving a puzzle — assessing each piece and seeing how it works with the other pieces to reveal the solution.

Hope represents insurance carriers in defense against DBA contractor’s and longshoremen’s workers compensation claims and analyzes issues related to the Longshore Act, the Defense Base Act, and the War Hazards Compensation Act. She has conducted depositions and participated in informal conferences to investigate the merits of injured workers’ insurance claims.

Prior to joining SBSB, Hope interned with the Dallas office of the Federal Public Defender: Capital Habeas Unit, clerked for the Honorable Judge Timothy Schutz in the Fourth Judicial District of Colorado and interned at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. Those experiences allowed her to conduct extensive legal research and participate in client interviews and meetings between attorneys and internal stakeholders, giving her a well-rounded understanding of the application of the law before even receiving her license.

That deep understanding of the law, coupled with her ability to critically analyze everything in a brief, allows her to find sometimes unconventional ways to solve an issue. She knows the puzzle doesn’t have the same solution for every case, and that makes her a formidable ally for her clients.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Longshore Act
  • Defense Base Act
  • War Hazards Compensation Act
  • DBA contractor’s and longshoremen’s workers compensation claims

Education

  • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law
    • cum laude
    • SMU International Law Review, Case Note and Comment Editor
    • Best Case Note Finalist, Fall 2017
    • Dean’s List: Fall 2016, Spring 2018 (Top 25% of Class)
    • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Member
  • B.A., Texas A&M University
    • cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member
    • Liberal Arts Dean’s List (Spring 2015, Fall 2015)

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Distictinctions

  • SMU International Law Review, Case Note and Comment Editor
  • Best Case Note Finalist, Fall 2017, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2016, Spring 2018 (Top 25% of Class), SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Member, SMU Dedman School of Law