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.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2003||10/30/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Attorney||Alston & Bird, LLP||2010 - 2014|
|Attorney||Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP||2004 - 2010|
|Attorney||Oliver Maner, LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Former Member of the State Bar of Georgia Formal Advisory Opinion Board||N/A||N/A|
|University of Alabama||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Georgia Southern University||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1999|
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