Anna Summersett | Partner | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Anna Summersett

Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist Anna Summersett


Anna Summersett is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney and an experienced trial lawyer. She was a criminal prosecutor for five years before joining the firm as a partner. Anna is a criminal law specialist who has tried over 100 cases to juries, ranging from misdemeanor DWIs to Capital Murder. She is also an experienced DWI lawyer who excels in jury trial and plea negotiations.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

Board Certification


  • Baylor University (B.A.)
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D.)

Memberships, Honors, and Awards

  • Entrepreneur of Excellence, Finalist, Fort Worth Inc., 2019
  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Texas Women Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense, 2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Member
  • Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Associations, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney, Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, 2009-2010
  • Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office 2010-2014


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Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
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