Areas of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation


Serving the Insurance and Business Community since 1991

The law firm of Summers, McDonnell, Hudock & Guthrie, P. C. was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to serving the insurance industry and business community. The focus of our practice is the defense of personal injury lawsuits, insurance disputes, and worker’s compensation claims.

The firm is comprised of accomplished trial lawyers known for their success in the courtroom. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the firm's Harrisburg office serves the needs of our clients in central Pennsylvania. We have chosen to specialize in one thing and one thing only - the defense of civil lawsuits. We believe that by concentrating our practice on litigation we can better serve our clients whenever they are brought into a lawsuit. Our courtroom experience and success in defending our clients is unparalleled.

At Summers, McDonnell, Hudock & Guthrie, we emphasize personal service to our clients above all else. We recognize that when you retain a law firm to represent you or your insureds, you have the right to expect your attorneys to be available, responsive and proactive throughout the course of the litigation. All of our attorneys understand the importance of reporting the significant developments in a case as they occur, returning phone calls in a timely manner, and working hard to obtain the information you need to evaluate a case. We believe that the best results are achieved by working closely with our clients at all stages of the litigation.