Corrine Sumpter, Lawyer

Corrine Sumpter

Lawyer

Areas of Focus:

Juvenile Law • School Discipline

Phone: (512) 381-9955

Fax: (512) 381-9955

Email: corinne@sg-llp.com

Corinne Sumpter’s passion for law lies in a fundamental belief in helping people. As a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, she represented indigent clients in trial and taught third-year students herself. She was drawn to the issues of equality and justice, which called her to build a career working as one of the finest defense attorneys in Central Texas serving women and children. Corinne understands that not all cases are black and white — to find the best solution for her clients, she finds the good in the gray areas. It is with this focus that she is able to create a better life for her clients, and in turn, the people around them.

As a founding partner at Sumpter and Gonzalez, Corinne brings her expertise as an advocate and teacher to all cases that come through the door with a unique, term-based approach. She maintains part-time office hours while raising four children.

If you help one person, you help everybody else in their life. That’s true for all of us.
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Criminal Trial Advocacy, 2005)
  • Prettyman/Stiller Fellowship, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999-2001
  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 1999)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A. in Women’s Studies, 1995)
  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section, District of Columbia
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Young Woman’s Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star, Criminal Law, 2010
  • Austin Independent School District Safety Task Force, 2003-2004
  • Stanford Law School Public Interest Fellow – 1998-1999
  • Lisa M. Schnitzer Scholarship, Stanford Law School 1997
  • Good Kids, Good Parents, Bad Legal Situation, Statewide in-house training, Winstead, P.C., March 22, 2010.
  • Good Kids, Good Parents, Bad Legal Situation, Statewide in-house training, Winstead, P.C., November 6, 2009.
  • Special Education Issues and the Juvenile Justice System in Texas, Privacy Issues and the Protection of Mentally Ill Clients, State Bar of Texas, June 2008.
  • If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take A Breath Test?, Fish & Richardson P.C., March 2008.
  • What to Do When, Private Reception, Austin, TX., Feb. 2008.
  • How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, University of Texas, Feb. 2008.
  • If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take A Breath Test?, Austin Young Lawyers Association, Jan. 2008.
  • How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, University of Texas, Nov. 2007.
  • How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, University of Texas, Oct. 2007.
  • How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Chi Omega Sorority, University of Texas, Oct. 2007.
  • Author, L.L.M. Thesis Paper, Georgetown University Law Center, Reversing the Tide of Zero Tolerance: Empowering Schools and the Juvenile Justice System to Shift School Discipline Back to Campus, Perspectives from Austin Texas, 2005.
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2001
  • Prettyman/Stiller Fellowship Trial Training, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999-2001
  • Corinne is on the Board of Advisors for Kula Yoga and she is a Parent Volunteer at Saint David’s Day School.