John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Swor & Gatto, P.A.
 | 1177 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-454-3600
Fax: 651-454-4827
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
    Attorney Profile

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

    Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Aviation


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    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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    About John Gatto

    Admitted: 2007, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014-Present

    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

    Industry Groups

    • Agricultural
    • Construction
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    Office Location for John Paul (J.P.) J. Gatto

    1177 7th St W
    St. Paul, MN 55102

    Phone: 651-454-3600

    Fax: 651-454-4827

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    Last Updated: 1/21/2021

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