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Christopher Gunnels

Car accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   10 reviews

About Christopher

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Mr. Gunnels is the founding member of The Gunnels Law Firm, LLC in Atlanta.  Mr. Gunnels graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Business Management in 1999, and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2002, with honors. While at Alabama, he served as a Senior Editor and Treasurer for the Alabama Law Review and won several awards for skill in oral advocacy in competition with the Environmental Moot Court Team. He was also inducted into the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and elected by his peers to serve as an Associate Justice on the University of Alabama’s Honor Court.

Mr. Gunnels has extensive experience handling a wide variety of general liability matters. He has successfully resolved cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, construction defect, premises liability, mass torts and products liability. Over the years he has represented individuals, small businesses, and top Fortune 500 companies.  He now concentrates solely on plaintiff's personal injury cases, including motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, slip/trip and falls, and wrongful death.  Mr. Gunnels prides himself on being a trial lawyer and regularly tries personal injury cases to verdict. 

Mr. Gunnels is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. He has an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014-2017.  

Licensed for 20 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/19/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christopher

The Gunnels Law Firm, LLC
1040 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA, 30338

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Posted by Scotty | May 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful
Chris Gunnels was hired by me through a friend after my accident in 2015. I was involved in an accident that was a life changer for me and my family. I ended up having surgery I fell behind tremendously on bills. Chris was dedicated and involved in my financial obligations and went far beyond to assist me to getting things caught up. When things were all said and done I walked away with a settlement that was able to help me get all of my debts paid in full and to have a massive nest egg just Incase anything like this was to ever happen again. Thank you Chris for going above and beyond my expectations and the time invested in my life on a personal and business level I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2015
From a hired attorney to a trusted friend and advisor.
I was referred to Chris from another attorney who basically sold me on my decision by telling me how hard Chris works. How calculated he is with his motions. It's an open canvas that he turns into a Picasso! How dedicated he is to the clients that he chooses to work with. Chris is a man of character and integrity which is important in a world full of attorneys that elude those characteristics or sell those traits for the almighty dollar. I must say, I admire his perception of the law and his diligence in his motions and the intuition that he has with his offensive strategy. To be a great lawyer, you have to submerge yourself in your clients case, and you must take the initiative to get to know your client. How can you represent me if u don't know me, if you have no idea of how I think or my idealology and perception of life and circumstance? Chris takes the time to get to know you and understand your story which I think is imperative to the outcome of your case. We were constantly in communication, I was always "in the loop "with progression and information pertaining to my case. Mr Gunnels went above and beyond with my lawsuit and although the judge is making a decision in the next few weeks, I'm confident that we put our best strategies and work towards the outcome that we desire. Chris is definitely a people's person and .... I'm not, so I also learned a lot about perception and impressions that we leave on those that we come into contact with. Any case that I have from this point forward will go to Rohan/Gunnels law firm and all of my recommendations will be sent their way as well. It was my honor to work and learn from this gentleman. The force is strong with him and I strongly advise you to hire him if you want to be impressed. A lot of these lawyers are full of TIHS and they are money hungry sharks preying on your desperation and lack of knowledge pertaining to the law! Chris is an Angel amongst a field of demons. Just come correct and be honest, it helps! God Bless
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Posted by Tara | May 8, 2015
Knowledgeable, Professional and Personable
Chris was recommended to me by a friend of a friend. He handled my divorce case with the perfect mix of caring, serious getting down to business, and levity, making a bad situation much easier to handle. He was very knowledgeable about everything, helping me avoid having to go to court, while securing a favorable outcome. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone who needs legal representation.
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Posted by Maureen | January 13, 2015
Professional Representation: Responsive and Knowledgeable
Chris was referred to us from another attorney. He was extremely responsible throughout the litigation process which lasted approximately 4 months. Chris did an excellent job explaining the process, associated legalities, the risks and possible outcomes. He was very responsive to our correspondence and kept all parties on track. It was a personal matter to which he was sensitive, yet informative and transparent. I would recommend Chris, as well as consult with Chris in the future.
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Posted by Debby | September 2, 2014
Respectful, Polite, Prompt.
Chris was very personable and made sure he understood our company thoroughly before attempting to proceed with our defense. He was always so polite and respectful. Chris explained everything about the case in detail so that we could understand it easily. How nice!! I hope I never ever need an attorney again, but... If I do, I will call Chris Gunnels. Our company settled out of court, which was a win, win for both sides. Thanks again, Chris. Debby
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Posted by Mark | September 1, 2014
Chris Gunnels is the best lawyer in Atlanta!
Chris has been such an amazing lawyer and contact for me and my business. He is always looking out for my best interest and is very quick to respond to any questions that I may have. There are never any surprises and he is straight to the point. Chris also has lots of high quality referrals so no matter what you are dealing with, he can find someone to help. I'm so thankful that I found Chris and I'm looking forward to growing my business with him at my side.
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Posted by William | August 17, 2014
Outstanding result due to expert legal counsel
As a former member of a large corporations loss prevention team I was named in a lawsuit for inappropriate conduct. When contacted by Mr. Gunnels I was unaware of the lawsuit and didn't have an attorney. Mr. Gunnels went to bat for me and contacted the corporation to provide me counsel. Once Mr. Gunnels became my legal counsel, he went right to work. He traveled over 3 hours to review video and get my testimony. Mr. Gunnels kept me updated every step of the way to the eventual voluntary dismissal by the plaintiffs.
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Posted by Dan | July 10, 2014
Excellent Job Resolving my Business Dispute
When I started my small business several years ago I never imagined that I would ever need an attorney. Recently, I found myself in a situation with a customer where I was quickly over my head and knew that I needed help. Frankly, the thought of finding and engaging with an attorney was almost as scary as the issue I was muddling through. I met Chris Gunnels through a referral from another attorney. I found Chris to be very personable and interested in my case. All along the way he has been very professional, courteous, and timely, and he worked hard to resolve this potentially devastating issue in the best possible way for my company. I hope I never go through another situation like this again. But, if I do I will not hesitate to call on Chris.
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Posted by Naomi | April 21, 2014
A Caring, Knowledgeable, and Strong Legal Representative!
Personally, I am one who tries to resolve matters without getting lawyers involved; however, in one case I was unable to do so. Chris came highly recommended by a friend of mine and he turned out to be not only reliable and extremely knowledgeable, but also such a personable and caring lawyer. He resolved my personal matter very quickly, allowing me to win my case and allow me to feel safe again. I would definitely recommend him to someone looking for a GOOD and STRONG lawyer and, even though I hope to never need a lawyer again, I wouldn't hesitate to use him again if needed!
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Posted by Carter | April 17, 2014
Looking Out For My Best Interests
As the liaison between our government finance company and other various attorneys, I deal with those in the legal profession on a daily basis. I am fairly certain I can distinguish a quality lawyer from an amateur. Procuring Mr Gunnel's services for a personal matter, I found him to be both professional and knowledgeable, and I am convinced he had nothing but my best interests in mind. We were being threatened by a former employer for mentioning them as past work experience, which I found to be a frivolous statement. After legal action was threatened, Mr Gunnels was eager to help. He worked extremely hard with my case and I found it remarkable how much extra time he put in, most of which was not reflected on the bill. I would recommend Mr Gunnels to anyone looking for legal counsel. He is one of the only attorneys I will go to.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Oliver Maner, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • University of Alabama
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1999

Associations

  • Former Member of the State Bar of Georgia Formal Advisory Opinion Board
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an outstanding lawyer who always puts his clients first. He will not be outworked by anyone."
Business Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Christopher as co-counsel in a bitter interstate custody battle. He is knowledgeable, hard working, and conscientious. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chris on several matters. I endorse him 100%. Chris thinks outside the box, is a keen litigation strategist, and is an overall very effective lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege of working with Chris while he was at Alston & Bird LLP. He always worked on very complex litigation matters for very large and sophisticated clients with a lot at stake and obtained great results. He is very knowledgeable, hard working, and creative, which helped him obtain those great results, but his calm, levelheaded, and thoughtful demeanor made working with him -- and getting to know him personally -- a pleasure. I highly recommend Chris."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris' kids have played baseball with my children and I have gotten to know him and his family over the past few years. In addition to being a devoted dad, Chris has an excellent knowledge of the law and issues that are critical to his clients. Chris' clients are certainly well served by his skills."
Business Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is a close friend and was a classmate in law school. He has always demonstrated a high level of professionalism and knowledge in his practice. I would highly recommend Chris for any legal matter you may need, and often refer potential clients to him myself."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with Chris for several years and always found him to be hardworking and dilligent. Moreover, while Chris had a keen grasp of the details, he nevertheless also had the ability to develop creative strategies through a focus on the big picture."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chris on numerous matters and know him to be an exceptional litigator and remarkable person. He works smart and hard for his clients, and represents them to the fullest in every instance. He treats everyone with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. I endorse Chris without any reservation and will always want him in my corner."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for years and can attest that he is an extremely competent and respected attorney. He is not afraid of a fight and will go to battle for his clients. I would never hesitate to refer someone to Chris because I know they would be in excellent hands. Chris is not only a professional lawyer, but he is also a good guy."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Chris for several years, initially working with him and then when I switched sides, working against him. In every way, Chris is contentious and tenacious litigator. He works diligently in the best interest of his clients and is always prepared. I would not hesitate to recommend Christ to friends and family who were in need of his services."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an outstanding young lawyer. He is bright, motivated and highly ethical. I endorse his work 100%."
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Atlanta Car accident Lawyer Christopher Gunnels
Christopher Gunnels
Car accident Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 20 years