Jerry Summers has long been known as an outstanding Chattanooga attorney. Recently, he has been expanding his reputation as a teller of interesting tales.
Mr. Summers has completed several books, including one on Judge Raulston Schoolfield and another on a Central High basketball team that fell just short of winning the state championship.
"The Turtle and the Lawyer" is a tribute to those who helped him along the way.
Mr. Summers also maintains a blog on the topic of legal advertising.
More recently, he has become a regular contributor for Chattanoogan.com on our Happenings section.
John Wilson, publisher, said, "Jerry's stories about a wide variety of interesting topics have really sparked the interest of our readers - both here and far away. They can't wait until each Monday and Thursday to see what he has come up with next."
Mr. Summers has written about the little-known topic of Chattanooga's "Divorce Mill Scandal" and several tales from his beloved University of the South. Other topics have ranged from the Cotton Ball and the Kudzu Ball to Audie Murphy's connection to Chattanooga.
A recent story he wrote about FDR visiting Judge Will Cummings spawned an interesting Cummings story sent in by a reader.
Upcoming stories will include "J.B. Collins - Newsman Extraordinaire" and "Stan Farmer at the 1938 Joe Louis-Max Schmeling Fight."
Mr. Summers said, "If readers have ideas about interesting topics for me to explore, I welcome those."
Jerry Summers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org