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Lee D. Gunn IV

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“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, 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

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 - University 1982
  • University of Florida Bachelor of Science - University 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
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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Reputation for Success

  • 13.8 Million Confidential Settlement
  • $10.5 Million Improper Surgery
  • $10 Million Improper Brain Stenting with Stroke
  • $6.815 Million Bariatric Surgery- Failure to Diagnose Wernicke-Korsakov Syndrome
  • $5 Million Mistreatment of Stroke
  • $4.8 Million Premises Liability
  • $4.625 Million Wrongful Denial of Homeowner Coverage
  • $4 Million Auto Accident
  • $3.49 Million Insurance Bad Faith
  • $3.425 Million Wrongful Death
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