Attorney Anna Summersett, co-founder and partner of Varghese Summersett, has been named a Forty Under Forty by the Fort Worth Business Press – an annual list that recognizes 40 honorees, all under age 40, who are helping to shape Fort Worth’s future through their professional accomplishments and community involvement.
Summersett and the other award recipients were honored on Wednesday, June 21, during a ceremony at the Fort Worth Zoo. She will also be featured in an upcoming edition of the Fort Worth Business Press.
“It’s an honor to have been selected along with so many extraordinary men and women,” Summersett said. “We represent different sectors of the Fort Worth business community, but all share the same goal of making a positive impact in our city. I can’t help but be inspired by the collective efforts of everyone making Fort Worth a strong and vibrant place to live and work.”
According to the Fort Worth Business Press, the Forty Under Forty awards were first presented in 1994 for the purpose of singling out emerging leaders under the age of 40 for their success in business and in life and for their contributions to the Tarrant County community. Over the years, many of the honorees have gone on to rank among the area’s most accomplished, influential, and recognizable citizens.
Summersett’s selection as a Forty Under Forty honoree reflects her commitment to excellence. Throughout her career, she has excelled at everything she has set her mind to — from becoming one of the youngest board-certified criminal attorneys in the state of Texas to co-owning one of the fastest-growing law firms in North Texas.
In 2014, Summersett and her now-husband, Benson Varghese, left their jobs as prosecutors at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to start Varghese Summersett, a criminal defense firm that has since expanded into family and personal injury law. The firm has been named one of the fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. by Inc. 5000 magazine; a best company to work for by Fort Worth Inc. magazine; and recognized as a best place for working parents by the city of Fort Worth.
Summersett has been named a finalist as an Entrepreneur of Excellence, a Top Attorney, and a Super Lawyer Rising Star, among other accolades. She is also heavily involved in her community, serving in numerous legal and community organizations. In addition to being a great lawyer, successful businesswoman, and philanthropic leader, Summersett is a devoted wife and mother to three boys, all under the age of 5.
“I’m incredibly proud of Anna’s accomplishments, both professionally and personally,” said Benson Varghese, managing partner of the firm and her husband. “She has been integral to developing our firm culture, which has been central to our success and ultimately the success of our clients. We are incredibly thankful for all she brings to the firm and thankful for this recognition of her relentless spirit. I honestly don’t know how she does it all.”