John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Swor & Gatto, P.A.
John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto
Swor & Gatto, P.A.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2007

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022

Swor & Gatto, P.A.

1177 7th St W
St. Paul, MN 55102 Visit website


Partner and CFO of Swor & Gatto, John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death litigation. The firm is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and he represents clients in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and throughout the state.

Mr. Gatto attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he majored in history and economics and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 2004. He then went on to pursue his legal studies at Hamline University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2007.

Prior to joining Swor & Gatto, Mr. Gatto worked for a major firm in St. Paul where he spent more than a decade defending clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries and losses, often times trying cases involving millions of dollars in claimed losses. This experience has allowed him to often anticipate the types of tactics that liability insurance companies and their policyholders will raise against his current plaintiff clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. The types of matters that he now handles have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, dangerous products, and workplace accidents.

During his career as a plaintiff’s attorney, Mr. Gatto has been able to procure millions of dollars in compensation for his clients; both in and out of court. This successful track record has led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and other honors from his colleagues, including being named a Rising Star since 2014.

Mr. Gatto is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace

Focus areas

Aviation, Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Aviation and Aerospace

First Admitted: 2007, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Eight Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the State of Minnesota
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Member and editor of Hamline’s Law Review, Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul
Educational Background:
  • St. Olaf College with a degree in history and economics, with honors
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014-Present
Industry Groups:
  • Agricultural
  • Construction

Office location for John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto

1177 7th St W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-454-3600


1 Year Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022

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