Areas of Focus:
Juvenile Law • School Discipline
Phone: (512) 381-9955
Fax: (512) 381-9955
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.
- 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)
Professional Awards, Qualifications And Affiliations
- 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
Publications and Presentations
- 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.
Trial Skills Training
- 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.