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Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals, Civil Rights

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Appeals: 30%
    35 years, 30 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 5%
    5 years, 5 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

38 total 

  • Joseph Briscoe Dane

    I have come to know Ms. Gutekunst through her contributions here on Her answers demonstrate her depth of knowledge in criminal law and procedure.


    Joseph Dane Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Valerio Giovanni Romano

    Gayle works very hard, and knows the law. I have seen her at her office late into the night, making sure she gets the best results for all of her clients. I would trust her with my life, as many other people have in the past. I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Valerio Romano Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gayle Gutekunst, Attorney

1819 Polk Street
PMB 315
San Francisco, CA, 94109



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, probation, with no actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerGayle Gutekunst, Attorney at Law2006 - Present
Defense AttorneyFresno County Public Defender1992 - 2006
OwnerGayle Gutekunst, Attorney at Law1982 - 1992
AssociateWild, Carter & Tipton1980 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
CA Appellate Defense Counselmember2013 - Present
Nat'l Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2006 - 2013
CA Attorneys for Criminal Justicemember1985 - 2013
CA Public Defenders Associationmember1985 - 2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJ.D.1978
Barnard CollegeLinguistics, German LiteratureB.A.1974