Lee D. Gunn IV

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Tampa, Florida

Gunn Law Group, P.A.
Lee D. Gunn IV
Gunn Law Group, P.A.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury

Licensed in Florida since: 1983

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2023

Gunn Law Group, P.A.

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602 Visit website


Attorney Lee D. Gunn is board certified in civil trial by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates. He focuses his practice of law on the preservation and pursuit of the rights of injured persons and insurance policyholders. These cases frequently involve substantial matters such as wrongful death, serious personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents and property insurance coverage claims, including hurricane damage and bad faith. Mr. Gunn's law firm, Gunn Law Group, is located in Tampa, Florida.

Prior to protecting the rights of individuals, Mr. Gunn defended hospitals, major corporations and insurance carriers for 17 years. In 2000 he commenced representation of plaintiffs and since that time has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements on their behalf.

Mr. Gunn is AV* Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite as among the leading American attorneys by his peers. He has given presentations and been published on a number of legal subjects, including product liability, insurance bad faith, trial advocacy, improving settlements and the ethical preservation of policyholder rights.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 60% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gunnlawgroup.com/about-us/meet-your-team/lee-d-g...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Tampa Yacht and Country Club
  • Tampa Club
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center 300 Club
  • Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club
  • Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Inns of Court
  • The Florida Bar, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • Bad Faith Committee, American Association for Justice
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • Eagle Founder Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Section
Educational Background:
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1980
  • First Place, Best Brief, Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Tournament, 1982
  • National Member of The Order of Barristers
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Florida's Leading Lawyers
  • Crystal Eagle Recipient, Senior Fellow
  • Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite, 2007
  • Bay Area Legal Services, "Have a Heart", Community Services Award, 2007
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2000
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1995
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1990
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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
  • Life Care Planning: A Defense Perspective, NARPPS Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 and 3, April, 1994, Second Ed., 2004
  • The Briar Patch: Thorny Issues in Florida Civil Litigation, PESI Seminars, 1991
  • Meeting the Challenges, Inside Life Care Planning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sept.-Oct., 1995
  • Florida Proof of Personal Injury Damages, PESI Seminars, 1990
  • 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
  • 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

Office location for Lee D. Gunn IV

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-228-7070

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