Lee D. Gunn

Gunn Law Group, P.A.
Gunn Law Group, P.A.
401 East Jackson Street, #3600, Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Triple Board-Certified Trial Attorney


“The rights of those seeking to hold insurance companies and those causing injuries accountable are under constant attack. We are committed to the protection and prosecution of these rights.”


Lee Gunn practices with the Tampa law firm of Gunn Law Group, P.A., where he primarily prosecutes insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.


Lee received his law degree from the University of Florida in 1982 and was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in recognition of his leadership activities. For the first 17 years of his practice, he defended insurance companies, hospitals, manufacturers, and corporations including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Hospital Corporation of America, Enterprise Leasing Company, Walgreen Co., AAA AutoClub South, GEICO, State Farm Fire Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Companies, and USAA.


In 2000, Lee decided to instead represent policyholders and the injured. He now focuses his practice upon the prosecution of cases involving substantial losses throughout Florida. Lee has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients.


Lee is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar (1990) and the National Board of Trial Advocates (1995). He is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been further recognized by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®,National Law Journal, National Trial Lawyer - Top 100, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Lee is a Trustee for the University of Florida Law Center Association and Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy (“ABOTA”), the Florida Justice Association (Eagle Centurion), and American Association for Justice.


Certifications

The Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1990

National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1995

Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2000


Professional Honors

AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

Florida Super Lawyers®

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Who’s Who in American Law

Recipient of Florida Justice Association Eagle Centurion Award

Florida Trend Legal Elite

Florida’s “Best Lawyers”

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

America's Best Attorneys 2021


Professional Activities & Titles

University of Florida Hall of Fame

First Place, Best Brief, Robert Orseck

Memorial Moot Court Tournament, 1982

Director, Moot Court Team

University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board.

National Member of The Order of Barristers

Florida Blue Key

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983

St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford, England


Education

University of Florida

Juris Doctor

1982


University of Florida

Bachelor of Science

1980


Memberships

The Florida Bar

Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Northern and Southern Districts

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Florida Justice Association (Senior Fellow Member)

American Association for Justice (Bad Faith Committee)

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

American Bar Association (Member, Tort and Insurance Section)

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer

Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

Tampa Bay Performing Arts, Center 300 Club

Tampa Club

Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

Awards

AV Martindale-Hubbell

Florida Trend Legal Elite

Florida's "Best Lawyers"

The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100

ABOTA Judicial Liaison Committee- Tampa Chapter

National Board of Trial Advocacy 2020

Triple Board-Certified Trial Attorney

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF)

Top Rated Lawyer 2020 by Avvo - Lee Gunn

Preeminent Lawyers - Martindale Hubbell 2020

Super Lawyers 2022 - 15 Years Milestone

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Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators 2021

Super Lawyers 2022 - Thomson Reuters

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Avvo Top Rated Lawyer | 2022

Top 50 Attorneys | Tampa Bay Magazine

American Registry | Most Honored Lawyers


Publications

Update on Current First and Third Party Bad Faith Claims

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

2016

Bad Faith on a Budget: Strategies for Presenting the Six-Figure

Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar 30th Anniversary

2016

The Five W’s for a Successful UM Bad Faith Case

Florida Justice Association

2016

Master of Justice

FJA Insurance & Bad Faith

2015

Florida Insurance Fraud

Windstorm Conference

2014

The Civil Remedy Notice – A Cure For What Ails You

Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice, Bad Faith Seminar, Chair and Moderator

2013

Daubert Enters Florida Courtrooms

Florida Justice Association, Annual Convention

2013

Florida Property Insurance Case Law Update

Windstorm Conference

2013

The Perfect Bad Faith Case

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

2012

Using Proposals for Settlement to Trigger Payment and Establish Bad Faith

Florida Justice Association

2012

Perfecting Bad Faith

Romano Law Group

2012

Florida Property Insurance Case Law Update

Windstorm Conference

2012

The Good In Bad Faith

Bad Faith Boot Camp Seminar, Cole, Scoot & Kissane, P.A.,

2011

Setting the Sails to Protect Health Care Providers Despite the Safe Harbor

Florida Justice Association Master of Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar

2011

Co-Chair and Moderator

Fall Insurance Law Seminar, Florida Justice Association

2010

Discovery in the First Party Bad Faith Case

Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Conference

2010

Dealing with the Upside Down Policyholder

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Conference

2009

Perfecting the Bad Faith Case

Florida Justice Association Annual Convention

2009

Florida Property Insurance Law Update Wind and Related Cases

Windstorm Conference

2009

Jury Selection

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division State Court Trial Seminar

2008

Florida Property Insurance Law Update Wind and Related Cases

Windstorm Conference

2008

Raising the Bar: Getting Insurance Reserves Set to Your Value

Florida Justice Association Fall Convention

2008

Panelist, Insurance Bad Faith Update, FJA Annual Convention

Florida Justice Association

2008

Jury Selection

HCBA YLD State Court Seminar

2008

Insurance Carrier Breach of Fiduciary Duties – More Than Just a Failure to Meet the Conditions of a Demand

Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar

2007

Update on Insurance Issues in Florida

Claim Practices Litigation – An Overview of Insurance Carrier Fiduciary Obligations, Lorman Seminars

2007

Insurance Bad Faith: Do You Know It When You See It?

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Annual Convention

2006

How to Be Picked, But Not Picked Apart

Advanced Marketing Clinic for Expert Consultants

2006

Finding and Obtaining Insurance Coverage in Big-Rig Trucking Cases

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Workhorse Seminar

2006

Raiders of the Lost Data: Electronic Data Discovery

Windstorm Conference

2006

Trial Skills Excellence in Advocacy Workshop

Young Lawyer’s Division, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Stetson University College of Law

2006

Law and Technology: Electronic Discovery

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Twenty Third Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

2004

Civil Trial Update – Insurance, Personal Injury & Malpractice

Florida Bar Convention

2004

Mock Trial Presentation

Windstorm Conference, New Orleans

2004

Mock Trial Presentation

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section

2004

A Former Defense Lawyer’s Ten Tips for a Better Settlement

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar During Jazz Fest: Discovery, Depositions, Trial Strategies, and Settlement

2003

Bad Faith

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters – Windstorm Conference

2003

The Ethical Preservation of Policyholder Rights in the Wake of Talat

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Annual Convention

2001

Unauthorized Practice of Law

Florida Windstorm Conference

2001

Procedural Aspects of Coverage Disputes Including Bad Faith Issues

Florida Bad Faith Insurance Seminar, PESI seminars

1998

Insurance Law: Including Issues of Bad Faith

Lorman Education Services

1996

Life Care Planning: A Defense Perspective

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, National Convention

1995

Joint Tortfeasor Liability, How to Use Messmer

FDLA Trial Lawyers Summit II

1992

Demonstrative Evidence in the Courtroom/Techniques in Presentation and the Predicates for Admissibility

AVI seminar

1992

The Briar Patch: Thorny Issues in Florida Civil Litigation

PESI seminars

1991

Florida Proof of Personal Injury Damages

PESI seminars

1991

Life Care Planning: A Defense Perspective

NARPPS Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 and 3, April 1994, Second Ed. 2004

Meeting the Challenges, Inside Life Care Planning

Vol. 1, No. 2, Sept.-Oct. 1995

Florida’s Adoption of the Market Share Products Liability Theory-Drugs and Beyond

Florida Bar Journal, March 1991

Recent Developments in Florida’s Access to Court

Florida Bar Journal, November 1983

Debra P. v. Turlington: Due Process Enters the Classroom, But How Far?

11 J.L. & Educ. 573, Oct. 1982

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