Patrick Gunning

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in El Segundo, California

Chang Klein, LLP
Patrick Gunning
Chang Klein, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2024
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Chang Klein, LLP

126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245 Visit website


Working with the law firm Chang | Klein, attorney Patrick Gunning is committed to serving injury victims, particularly those with catastrophic injuries or suffering due to a close one’s wrongful death. He is licensed to practice in multiple states – California, Washington and Oregon. Developing a passion to help others from an early age, he chose the legal profession to better suit his intelligence and a keen eye for details. The strong drive to choose personal injury originates from his own life when he experienced helplessness without a proper attorney to fight for their rights.

Mr. Gunning holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice, graduating magna cum laude from Gonzaga University. In 2011, he completed his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law under a full merit scholarship. At the law school, he was actively involved in the activities of the moot court honors program and the trial advocacy program. Several accolades have been awarded to him for his excellence at various moot court tournaments during this tenure. Apart from clerking at a private law firm, he has also interned at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Drawing from more than a decade of experience practicing law, Mr. Gunning provides strong representation to his clients both inside and outside the court. He has succeeded in getting millions of dollars as verdicts or settlements in a wide range of cases including injuries sustained due to falls, pedestrian accidents, negligent driving, flight crash and others. He also set a landmark precedent at the Supreme Court of California, designating the responsibility for the safety of students inside classrooms to the respective institutions.

Rated “Very Good” on Avvo, Mr. Gunning fights for his clients’ best interests and upholds an unwavering commitment to their needs. As an accomplished musician and skilled craftsman, he extends his creative abilities to find unique perspectives to each case and resolve it in an energy and cost-efficient method.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, California

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Educational Background:
  • Gonzaga University, Magna Cum Laude
  • Rising Star, 2013 - Present, Super Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year, Finalist, 2020, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Up-and-Coming 100, 2020 - 2021, Rising Stars for Southern California
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Yoon v. U.S.
  • Rosen v. The Regents of the University of California
  • Enriquez v. Gonzalez Travel & Tours
  • Mr. Gunning, Brian Panish and Adam Shea obtained a $39,500,000 settlement for college student Marissa Freeman who was catastrophically injured after suffering heat stroke during an outdoor class at California State University San Bernardino. This is believed to be the largest settlement ever for an injury case involving the California State University system., Freeman v. California State University, 2021
  • Patrick Gunning and Adam Shea obtained a $3,600,000 settlement from the state of California and the County of Los Angeles in a case involving a woman who suffered spinal injuries following a traffic collision when a first responder directed her to an area of the roadway when she fell 12 feet to a concrete flood control channel below., 2018
  • Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Adam Shea and Patrick Gunning obtained a $6,298,237 jury verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Central District for a 70 year old woman who suffered severe injuries after being struck by a tour bus making a right turn while she was crossing the street. , 2018
  • Patrick Gunning obtained a settlement of $2,500,000 for an 85-year-old client who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury as well as hip and knee injuries after being struck while in a crosswalk, despite the client’s preexisting memory loss and knee problems., 2016
  • Patrick Gunning obtained a settlement of $2,500,000 for a 76-year-old client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and back injuries when struck by a drunk driver, despite the client’s multiple preexisting medical conditions., 2015
  • Patrick Gunning was a member of the trial team alongside firm partner Brian Panish and Spencer Lucas and obtained a verdict of $15.3 million for a woman who suffered a back injury while riding on a city bus. In 2018, the verdict was upheld on appeal, Francisco v. AC Transit, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
White Papers:
  • Seeking punitive damages against drivers distracted by hand-held electronic devices, 2014

Office location for Patrick Gunning

126 Lomita St
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310-736-1836


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2024

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Up-and-Coming 100: Southern California Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021, 2024

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