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Matthew Ryan Gunter

Matthew Ryan Gunter

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Family, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime

About Me

     Mr. Gunter is an associate with Katz & Phillips, P.A. As a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Criminal Justice, Mr. Gunter developed a passion for the legal field and decided to pursue a career in the law. In 2009, Mr. Gunter graduated from Barry University-Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida and followed his passion for a career in criminal law.


   Mr. Gunter worked as an Assistant State Attorney with the 18th Judicial Circuit for Seminole County. While working for the State, Matthew focused on prosecuting thousands of cases including DUI, Possession of Marijuana, and Domestic Violence Battery. His time with the State Attorney’s Office allowed him to evaluate cases and hone his skills as a trial lawyer.


   Prior to working in the State Attorney’s Office, Matthew was in private practice in Brevard County handling Criminal and Family Law cases throughout Central Florida.

Now, as an associate with Katz & Phillips, Mr. Gunter uses the skills he learned both prosecuting and defending cases to find weaknesses in the State’s case and advocating zealously for his clients and their rights.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Family: 10%
    4 years
  5. Violent Crime: 5%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • David S Katz

    I endorse this lawyer. I used to oppose Matthew when he was a prosecutor. He earned my respect with his command of the law and legal analysis skills. When we had an opening in our firm, we sought Matt out and are thrilled he decided to join us. Since joining the firm, Matthew has already proven our decision correct, his client interactions are excellent and his courtroom success speaks for itself. Welcome, I look forward to working with Matthew for a long time.


    David Katz DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • James D Phillips

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunter is an excellent attorney who fights relentlessly for his clients. Mr. Gunter is always prepared for court and gets great results for his clients.


    James Phillips DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Katz & Phillips, PA

509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL, 32804


FLMember in Good Standing201005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Orlando Legal EliteOrlando Style Magazine- Top 252014
Top ConributorAvvo.com2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyKatz & Phillips, PA2012 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit2011 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Seminole County Inns of CourtMember2013 - 2014

Publication NameTitleDate
K&P PressFlorida DUI Arrest2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2009
University of FloridaCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Shoot Straight WorkshopSelf Defense, Stand Your Ground and Deadly Force2015