Sean Summers (R-PA)
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Sean E. Summers
Sean Summers 2012 Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 4
Biography of Sean Summers from Committee to Elect Sean Summers for Congress
Sean was born and raised in York County and graduated from Dover High School. Following high school, Sean enlisted in the Army as an infantryman. Following basic training, he volunteered for Airborne school and asked to be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. After successfully completing Airborne school and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, Sean was assigned to 1/75th Ranger Battalion. Subsequently, he graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School.
After several years at 1/75th Ranger Battalion, Sean transferred to Ft. Carson, Colorado to the Long Range Surveillance Detachment. While in Colorado, Sean put himself through college. Following college and his tour of duty at Ft. Carson, Sean attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan – again, putting himself through school.
Following law school, Sean wanted to continue to serve his country and volunteered to serve as a JAG officer. Because he had previous experience as an Airborne Ranger, Sean was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina in the Army’s 82d Airborne Division for several years. While there, Sean served as a prosecutor and carried a heavy case load and prosecuted serious crimes, to include premeditated murder cases.
After 9/11, Sean volunteered for 7th Special Forces Group to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Afghanistan, he traveled all over the country on various missions in support of his unit.
After five years at Ft. Bragg and his deployment, the Army sent Sean to be the legal counsel for the U.S. Army War College and Carlisle Barracks. After being so close to home, Sean knew that it was time to return to his roots and be close to family on a permanent basis.
Since leaving the Army in 2004, Sean has been representing businesses throughout south central Pennsylvania in complex commercial litigation. Sean is currently a partner at Barley Snyder LLP.
Sean represented Albert Snyder for six years after Mr. Snyder’s son’s funeral was protested by a hateful group from Kansas. As lead counsel, Sean represented Mr. Snyder, pro bono, throughout the entire case and all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is now reported as Snyder v. Phelps, et al.
Sean and his family reside in Manchester Township and attend St. Joseph Catholic Church.