W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Email me (415) 957-2315

For over 20 years, Joe Gunter has specialized in defending corporations and small businesses in high exposure complex product liability claims. While Joe enjoys the challenge of jury trials and has tried three cases to verdict in the last couple of years, he focuses on efficient and effective case preparation to achieve outright dismissals or favorable resolutions before trial. Joe is also a proven appellate attorney recently winning a full reversal at the California Court of Appeal, challenging the trial court’s admission of a key piece of hearsay evidence.  Hart v. Keenan Properties, Inc. (2018) 239 Cal.Rptr.3d 896, 897.

Joe has over ten years of experience managing litigation teams dedicated to defending clients in asbestos-related personal injury cases. He ensures that multiple cases are trial ready while working closely with clients, national counsel and carriers to ensure that each case receives the best defense.

Joe is originally from the Kansas City area and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1993. When not working, Joe likes to spend time with his family and their menagerie of pets.

W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Email me (949) 957-2315

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1993

Admissions

  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th District

W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Email me (949) 957-2315

Honors / Accreditations / Published Cases

  • Joe Gunter and Gilliam Stewart appealed and won a full reversal at the California Court of Appeal, challenging the trial court’s admission of a key piece of hearsay evidence.  Hart v. Keenan Properties, Inc. (2018) 239 Cal.Rptr.3d 896, 897.