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Matthew Ryan Gunter

Discrimination Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   15 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

     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 began 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.

 

   After the State Attorney's Office, Matthew was an associate with Katz & Phillips, Mr. Gunter used 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.

 

    Now Matthew is an associate with Morgan and Morgan, PA handling employment lawsuits. His experience in and out of the courtroom is a valuable asset in finding justice for his clients.

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Morgan & Morgan
20 North Orange Avenue
#1600
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by matthew | March 13, 2017
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Mr gunter is a great attorney
I'm very pleased with Mr gunter he was very great at his job not only did he keep in contact with me he takes his job serious and he got me what I deserved I highly recommend him thanks matt
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Criminal Defense advice session
Thanks Matthew Gunter for providing great advice.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
It was fantastic that I could get professional advice right at home. I did not have to take time off work and the consult was a fraction of the price. Atty Gunter was very knowledgeable in regards to my situation and was able to answer all my questions an concerns. Definitely recommending to everyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Outstanding..
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
He was extremely helpful
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Very professional and helpful
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
He was very helpful. He listened to everything I had to say. He gave me great advice and he even knew the exact law statute of the law. I definitely plan on using him in the future. Thanks Matthew
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2015
CaseDismissed
Mr.Gunter is an outstanding lawyer. His service was professional, intellectual and textbook. He found all the variables and weighed out all the scenarios of what was being faced. If you give your him your story he will work with it and show you results you wouldn't think possible. My case changed the course of my life and no short feat thanks to Mr.Gunter. High quality professional work and from this firm, the judge said so herself.
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Posted by Amber | September 28, 2014
GETS AMAZING RESULTS! He is quiet but don't let that fool you...he knows what he is doing & keeps it real.
I hired Matthew Gunter for my Husbands violation of probation charge. When I tell you this case was serious, you have no idea. My husband violated and with this opened up about 8 charges he was looking at. Prosecution first tried to give him something like 12 YEARS. Attorney Gunter didn't let that happen and thankfully got my husband an "ideal" sentence with NO prison time. I still am in shock that he was able to do this. He has a great relationship with the state and I HIGHLY recommend him for criminal defense of your case. He is quiet and polite but don't let that fool you....he gets amazing results and keeps you updated at all times and makes sure your never in the dark about your case. Thank you Mr. Gunter for looking out and being honest with me the whole time. I appreciate all you did.
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Posted by Jenn M | January 7, 2014
Excellent attorney and very professional!
Mr. Gunter is an excellent attorney. I had a grand theft charge in orange county in the state of Florida. I was looking at a felony conviction and up to five years in jail. I live in the state of Pennsylvania, which I knew was going to possibly create problems being it is a thousand mile trip back and forth. I have interviewed several attorneys and did not like different things about them. Then I went to Katz and Phillips. There was something about the attitude and demeanor of the people in this office I liked. I felt like I could trust them and that they were going to look out for my best interest. Shortly after the interview I hired on the team and almost immediately they went to work for me. Mr. Gunter fought for me until the very end and got me a deal I could not refuse. I was given 18 months probation (no jail time) and was able to get my record cleared after the probation was met. He was also able to allow me to continue living in Pennsylvania during the duration of the probation. During the course of the probation Mr. Gunter was always available to talk to and answered any questions I had. I never had to wait long for a return phone call or email. This to me is extremely important in an attorney. I can be a little annoying because I have never been in trouble before and had no idea what to expect. Matt Gunter cleared up any concerns I had and made me feel comfortable the entire time. Finally, I'm at the day where I was able to be released at my half way mark from probation and immediately Mr. Gunter filed the motion for this to happen. Within 1 week the judge released me and this nightmare is finally behind me. All of this could not have happened if it wasn't for Matt Gunter. He is always professional and never misses a beat when it comes to taking care of his clients. The old saying for Florida is "Go on vacation leave on probation"...while that may or may not be true, if you do get into any trouble in Florida I recommend Katz and Phillips law firm and especially Matthew Gunter.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2013
Very Grateful for Matthew!
I was arrested for DUI with Refusal to Submit to Tests/Procedures after my wife and I were out one night. I didn't know where to turn because I've never been in a situation like this. As soon as I was home from the uncomfortable night at the jail I researched what I should do. I called a few referenced lawyers from friends and family, but I decided to call around others that I found myself. Matthew was willing to meet and discuss my options within 2 hours of calling. He was even scheduled to see a football game that evening in Gainesville, but was willing to take the time for me before he traveled. After discussing the options with my wife we decided to go with Matthew which I believe was the best choice. He not only was, and still is, very responsive. He will communicate via email, text and phone calls. He will provide any information and answer any questions that are desired. Matthew was able to get me referred to Pre-Trial diversion in Orange County, and provided advice on what I should do and expect. I can vouch that Matthew Gunter knows law very well, and desires to help those that need it. He is very professional, and I will recommend him to any family or friend!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2013
Very happy DUI client
Matthew is a very knowledgeable lawyer, I had the chance to work with him in a very difficult time of my life. I was arrested for DUI and reckless driving on the worst night of my life so far, I was very fortunate to find out about Katz & Phillips firm where I was introduced to Mr. Gunter. New to all this, I was a little worried since I wanted a lawyer who could fight for me not just because of money, but because they care about their client as well....and oh did he fight for me! Matthew and his team at Katz & Phillips put up a fight for me that I'll never forget, my trial went from 9 AM to 9 PM and they fought till the end. I was charged with the minimums for reckless driving, but MOST importantly I was found NOT guilty of DUI and NO jail time! I will always be thankful to Matthew and his team, and I would recommend him anytime. Great lawyer that will fight for you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2013
Madeline Goldey
I was very happy with Mr. Gunter. My boyfriend got a ticket for driving without a license. This was the second time, so I was worried. Mr. Gunter was very kind and efficient. He also had a lot of knowledge about law. All we had to do was pay a fine, and the ticket was off of his record. He now has his license. If you ever have traffic issues, you should contact Mr. Gunter, if you want somebody who is professional and knows what their doing.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2013
Highly recommended - professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with
Matthew was an absolute pleasure to work with; he was highly supportive and helpful throughout my case. He was willing to take as much time as I needed to explain the details of my case to me, and was both very friendly and very knowledgeable throughout. A case that could have been a complete mess ended up going very smoothly thanks to his help. Matthew even managed to win a DMV hearing that I thought would be impossible. Continued to work closely with me even after all my payments had been made and the most important parts of my case had been completed. The man is very good at what he does. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2016
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I do not recommend this lawyer
I hired Mr. Gunter to represent me in a civil matter. He did not have any sort of strategy to win the case, not even to rebut likely avenues the other side was likely to pursue. He would not get depositions from the other side, though the other side deposed me and my witness. He did not want to introduce evidence that the other side was not honest, and his cross examinations mainly consisted of repeating questions the opposing lawyer asked, giving the other side the opportunity to repeat their denials. He even repeatedly whispered to me at one point that my witness had impeached himself when in fact he hadn't. The hearing was in a small room and I have no doubt the other side and perhaps even the judge heard him. The opposing attorney even pressed the issue on cross examination. Mr. Gunter is a friend of the opposing lawyer's family and perhaps that colored his judgment, but regardless, he did not serve my interests.
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Response from Matthew Gunter March 6, 2017
Respectfully, this review is grossly inaccurate. Unfortunately, the Florida Bar does not allow for an attorney to comment on details of the representation unless the client specifically waives attorney client privilege.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Morgan and Morgan, PA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Katz & Phillips, PA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Seminole County Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Orlando Legal Elite
  • Orlando Style Magazine- Top 25
  • 2014
  • Top Conributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014

Publications

  • K&P Press
  • Florida DUI Arrest
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Shoot Straight Workshop
  • Self Defense, Stand Your Ground and Deadly Force
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (17)
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Hard working, Dedicated and Knowledgeable. The three best qualities you can have as an Attorney and Matt has all three. Matt is great attorney to have on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gunter is a hardworking attorney who provides sound legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunter is a caring and passionate advocate for his clients. Every single time I see him in court he is prepared, passionate in his practice and has a deep understanding of the nuance of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gunter is a hard working and intelligent attorney. I endorse him to any client seeking criminal defense help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a fellow DUI attorney and I endorse Mr. Gunter. He uses his finely honed skills as a former prosecutor to aid the accused. He knows what they know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an active lawyer in the community and frequently appears before various judge in various circuits throughout central Florida. He is a dedicated professional who zealously advocates for his clients. I confidently endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a true advocate for his clients and is very knowledgeable and well versed on the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and watch Mr. Gunter represent several clients. He works hard for them and is willing to give everything he has to help. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gunter is very effective and does a great job for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt was a fair, thorough and conscientious adversary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunter is a hard worker and will fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a very gifted DUI attorney and a great advocate for his clients. I have known Matt from his days as an assistant state attorney and he was always a pleasure to work with in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gunter is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney. He believes in what he does and strives for the best outcome in all situations. Mr. Gunter is a professional and courteous attorney and is very approachable. I have personally sought out professional advice and guidance from Mr. Gunter and his assistance was beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend Mr. Gunter to my family and friends as I know they will be in good hands and afforded they care and attention necessary for excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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