Lee Delton Gunn IV

Lee Delton Gunn IV

BIOGRAPHY

“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 serious injury and wrongful death matters.  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 seventeen 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 the State of Florida.  Lee has obtained numerous multi-million 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 SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers in America, National Law Journal, 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.

EDUCATION

University of Florida (B.S., 1980; J.D., 1982)

ACTIVITIES

  • 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

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” Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Superlawyers
  • 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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Florida Bar, 1983
  • Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983, Northern and
  • Southern Districts 2001; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 1983
  • 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
  • American Inns of Court (past member)
  • Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer

 

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

PRESENTED PAPERS

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

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, May 2008

Jury Selection, HCBA YLD State Court Seminar, June 2008

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

  Conditions of a Demand, Florida Justice Association, 2007 Workhorse Seminar,

February 2007

Update on Insurance Issues in Florida – Claim Practices Litigation – An Overview of

Insurance Carrier Fiduciary Obligations, Lorman Seminars, January 2007

Insurance Bad Faith: Do You Know It When You See It? The Academy of Florida

Trial Lawyers, 2006 Annual Convention, June 2006

How to Be Picked, But Not Picked Apart, Advanced Marketing Clinic for Expert

Consultants, March 2006

Finding and Obtaining Insurance Coverage in Big-Rig Trucking Cases, The

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2006 Workhorse Seminar, February, 2006

Raiders of the Lost Data: Electronic Data Discovery, Windstorm Conference,

Orlando, Florida, February, 2006

Trial Skills Excellence in Advocacy Workshop, Young Lawyer’s Division,

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa,

Florida, January 2006

Law and Technology: Electronic Discovery, The American Association of Nurse

Attorneys Twenty Third Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, October,

2004

Civil Trial Update – Insurance, Personal Injury & Malpractice, Florida Bar

Convention, July, 2004

Mock Trial Presentation, Windstorm Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 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, May, 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, July,

1996

Life Care Planning: A Defense Perspective, American Association of Legal Nurse

Consultants, National Convention, May, 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, 1990

 

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts, Center 300 Club
  • Tampa Club
  • Tampa Yacht and Country Club
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

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401 East Jackson Street, Suite 3600

Tampa, FL 33602


813 228 7070


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