Lee D. Gunn IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Tampa, FL

Gunn Law Group, P.A.
 | 401 East Jackson Street, Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-228-7070
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (60%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury - General (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Lee Gunn IV

Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.gunnlawgroup.com/attorneys/lee-d-gunn-iv/

Honors and Awards:

  • Bay Area Legal Services, "Have a Heart", Community Services Award, 2007
  • Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite, 2007
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983
  • First Place, Best Brief, Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Tournament, 1982
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Crystal Eagle Recipient, Senior Fellow
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida's Leading Lawyers
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Florida Blue Key
  • National Member of The Order of Barristers
  • University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • The Florida Bar, 1983
  • American Inns of Court
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Bad Faith Committee, American Association for Justice
  • Eagle Founder Member, Florida Justice Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tampa Yacht and Country Club
  • Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer
  • Tampa Club
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center 300 Club
  • Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Florida Property Insurance Law Update Wind and Related Cases, Windstorm Conference, 2009
  • Perfecting the Bad Faith Case, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention, 2009
  • Dealing with the Upside Down Policyholder, Florida Association of public Insurance Adjusters Conference, 2009
  • Jury Selection, HCBA YLD State Court Seminar, June, 2008
  • Panelist, Insurance Bad Faith Update, FJA Annual Convention, Florida Justice Association, May, 2008
  • Raising the Bar: Getting Insurance Reserves Set to Your Value, Florida Justice Association Fall Convention, 2008
  • Florida Property Insurance Law Update Wind and Related Cases, Windstorm Conference, 2008
  • Jury Selection, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division State Court Trial Seminar, 2008
  • Update on Insurance Issues in Florida - Claim Practices Litigation - An Overview of Insurance Carrier Fiduciary Obligations, Lorman Seminars, January, 2007
  • 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
  • Trial Skills Excellence in Advocacy Workshop, Young Lawyer’s Division, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida, January, 2006
  • Raiders of the Lost Data: Electronic Data Discovery, Windstorm Conference, Orlando, Florida, February, 2006
  • Finding and Obtaining Insurance Coverage in Big-Rig Trucking Cases, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2006 Workhorse Seminar, February, 2006
  • How to Be Picked, But Not Picked Apart, Advanced Marketing Clinic for Expert Consultants, March, 2006
  • Insurance Bad Faith: Do You Know It When You See It? The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2006 Annual Convention, June, 2006
  • Mock Trial Presentation, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2004
  • Mock Trial Presentation, Windstorm Conference, New Orleans, LA, February, 2004
  • Civil Trial Update - Insurance, Personal Injury & Malpractice, Florida Bar Convention, July, 2004
  • Law and Technology: Electronic Discovery, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Twenty Third Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, October, 2004
  • Life Care Planning: A Defense Perspective, NARPPS Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 and 3, April, 1994, Second Ed., 2004
  • Bad Faith, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters - Windstorm Conference, 2003
  • 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
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law, Florida Windstorm Conference, 2001
  • The Ethical Preservation of Policyholder Rights in the Wake of Talat, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Annual Convention, 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
  • Meeting the Challenges, Inside Life Care Planning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sept.-Oct., 1995
  • Demonstrative Evidence in the Courtroom/Techniques in Presentation and the Predicates for Admissibility, AVI Seminar, 1992
  • Joint Tortfeasor Liability, How to Use Messmer, FDLA Trial Lawyers Summit II, 1992
  • The Briar Patch: Thorny Issues in Florida Civil Litigation, PESI Seminars, 1991
  • Florida's Adoption of the Market Share Products Liability Theory-Drugs and Beyond, Florida Bar Journal, March, 1991
  • Florida Proof of Personal Injury Damages, PESI Seminars, 1990
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, B.S., 1980
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401 East Jackson Street
Suite 3600
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-228-7070


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