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Jason Lucas Gunter

Employment and labor Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   11 reviews

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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    55%
    Sex Harassment * Discrimination * Overtime Wrongful Termination * Whistleblowers * Employment Contracts * Unpaid Wages * Non-Competes * Retaliation *

    25 years, 750 cases

  2. Wrongful termination
    15%
    Whistleblower cases, Retaliation, Federal and State False Claims

    25 years, 100 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Non-competes, Employment Agreements, unpaid commissions, overtime, physician Employment Agreements and Executive Employment Agreements. Negotiation, litigation if necessary

    25 years, 500 cases

  4. Discrimination
    10%
    Pregnancy, Race, gender, Disability, EEOC proceedings, harassment and hostile work environment

    25 years, 100 cases

  5. Sexual harassment
    10%
    Protecting workplace victims from sexual harassment, misconduct or violence and holding the company liable. Free confidential consultation

    25 years, 50 cases

Jason Gunter was born in Texas and raised in Southwest Florida.  Before going to law school, Jason was a Firefighter for the City of Cape Coral Florida and a member of the Local 2424. 

Jason attended law school at Nova Southeastern where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, 3/246 in his class.  Jason was also on the Editorial Board of the Nova Law Review

Jason Gunter if President of GUNTERFIRM, a modern speciality law firm located in the heart of the Entertainment District, Downtown Fort Myers, immediately next to Starbucks.

 

We represent individuals and companies in Labor and Employment Law and Business Law. We assist and represent our Employment clients and Business clients in various matters including advice, drafting of legal documents, investigations and audits, and litigation through jury trial and appeal. 

We also handle serious personal injury cases and medical malpractice. Our personal injury clients come to us because of our knowledge, our prompt attention to their case, and aggressive representation.   Although we are a boutique specialty firm, we have the financial resources to litigate against an adversary of any size. Most of all, personal injury and medical malpractice clients come to us because of our reputation and documented case results, many of which are in the millions.  These can be found on our website.

Jason has several passions. Most recently, he enjoys mentoring and training young lawyers on the practice of law and how to be successful as a lawyer and an entrepreneur. Jason also enjoys racing in triathlons.  He has competed in 5 full Ironman's, including the legendary Ironman Kona Hawaii twice. His Ironman racing has been featured on national television and numerous magazines.

You can learn moore about Jason and the rest of GUNTERFIRM  by visiting our website at .  You can also email Jason directly at 24 hrs a day/7 days a week.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 02/23/2023

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

Contact Jason

Jason L. Gunter, PA
1514 Broadway
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL, 33901
Jason L. Gunter, P.A.
660 9th Street North
Suite 35 B
Naples, FL, 34102
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Reviews

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Posted by Wendy | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confidence
The Cape Coral Historical Society/Museum needed counseling on an employee matter immediately in less than 24 hours Jason gave us the answers we needed. He truly gave me the confidence I need to handle a very delicate situation. In the future my goal is to have Jason review our employee procedures so we will be protected.
Posted by Krissy | July 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than Excellent
I was a client of Jason Gunter and his firm in an employment law case involving a combination of contracts, unpaid wages, and a non-compete.  I found Mr. Gunter to have excellent legal knowledge and experience in these areas and all employment law.  His firm was very prompt in handling my case despite the fact that they are extremely busy. Mr. Gunter treated me as a person and really listened to me. He formulated a well-thought-out legal strategy that resulted in an excellent resolution in my favor.  Both Mr. Gunter and his staff were very professional and personable. I would definitely highly recommend his firm!
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Posted by Lori | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I trusted him completely with my case.
Jason represented me against my former employer who decided to bully me and potentially financially ruin me. He was very knowledgeable of both my employer, their past behaviors and how to battle them in federal court without costing me a lot of money. He was very conscious of my limited resources, and most importantly, quickly resolved my case. He was available to me 24/7: he even did our initial consultation on a Sunday night because I needed an attorney quickly. I would recommend Jason wholeheartedly as a brilliant, ethical and effective attorney!
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Posted by Angela | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non compete n Nonpiracy Contract
Jason was very informative. He seemed to have broad knowledge on the topic of non compete contracts. What I liked most about Jason is that he gave a summary of his impressions regarding the contract then listened to my concerns. We discussed and moved forward from there. Later he even gave some advise to my husband. My overall experience with Jason was great. I would recommend him to others with like issues.
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Posted by Richard | December 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Labor & Employment Law
I am a retired lawyer and an inactive CalBar member. I contacted Mr. Gunter, acting as a business consultant for a small business, regarding a lawsuit against that business within his specialty of employment and labor law. The issues were wrongful termination and Wage-Hour Law violations. I cannot recommend Mr. Gunter highly enough. The results were very favorable. Mr. Gunter exhibits excellent knowledge of the applicable law and procedures. In response to client questions, Mr. Gunter and his staff were always very timely in providing clear answers, and always kept the client current on litigation matters. He is aggressive, but seemingly always being mindful of costs to the client, a very important consideration when hiring any professional. I would not hesitate to go back to Mr. Gunter should another labor/employment law issue arise, or to refer another to him. I have, over my career, interacted with dozens and dozens of attorneys in all different kind of specialties and would put Mr. Gunter in the very top 10%, at the very least.
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Posted by Anthony | November 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Respect from a retired federal judge
In trying to assist a close friend and neighbor with medical leave issues from her place of employment it was obvious that, although I have spent 30 years as a federal judge, I was far out of my area of expertise. I contacted Jason based on a recommendation from a local area judge and asked if he would be willing to consult and assist Specifics aside, he was immediately responsive and provided the type of ethical legal guidance that one hopes to find in an attorney. Having had thousands of attorneys practice before me in my time on the bench I have become adept at spotting competence. I would not hesitate to retain Jason in any practice area whether it be employment law or personal injury. He's the real deal. Well done Jason and thanks.
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Posted by Jeanette | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Jason Lucas Gunter
I hired Jason Gunter to represent me in a Age Discrimination case. Jason Gunter and his team are very professional and knowledgeable in this field. Jason was thorough and did an outstanding job dealing with the opposing attorneys. I would highly recommend Jason and his firm for legal services.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2014
All you want in an attorney.
I acquired the legal services of Jason L Gunter’s practice for the review and guidance of my severance agreement and also legal matters with a former employer. From the initial conversation and throughout the entire process, Jason was incredibly knowledgeable, accessible, informative and friendly. Jason was diligent in responding to any calls or emails. He always took the time to fully understand my situation and answer my questions thoroughly. His practice made a very challenging and stressful situation easy, understandable and comfortable. The professionalism of the entire company is unparalleled. I highly recommend Jason’s services.
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Posted by Ann | September 19, 2014
Exceptionally fast response and expert follow up
Our family is so very grateful for your expert advice and superior customer service. You and your firm have exceeded all expectations. The fact that our son's issue arose only yesterday, and that it appears we have a successful outcome in less than 24 hours is exceptional. We can imagine that you have hundreds of satisfied, loyal clients with your personal approach every step of the way. Thank you for the most eloquent letter in stating current issues for our son and the proper procedures for his employer to follow.
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Posted by Suzanne | February 5, 2014
Professional Review-Jason Gunter
Jason and his staff were extremely professional and able to make a challenging situation much less stressful. I personally loved the small office environment versus a larger and often less personal firm. I was very impressed with how prepared he and his team were for each meeting and their follow through was flawless. Jason seamlessly navigated through the many dynamics involved with my case to a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Jason Gunter and his team!
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Posted by Rebecca | February 4, 2014
Knowledgeable and concerned
My husband and I were extremely pleased with Jason's professional services and abilities regarding our case with Disability insurance benefits. After being initially denied Jason constructed a clear and concise appeal which resulted in the award of much needed disability benefits. We felt very confident and impressed with his handling and treatment of our situation. Jason's sincere concern and support meant a great deal to us during a very complicated and confusing legal process.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • GunterFirm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Webb, Scarmozzino & Gunter, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Jason L. Gunter, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Public Whistleblower Case
  • $473,630.95 Settlement
  • FLSA Collective Action
  • 1.2 Million settlement
  • Discrimination/Retaliation
  • 3.4 million settlement
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Associations

  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Chair, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Twentieth Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Media Relations Attorney 20th Circuit
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Nova Law Review
  • Editorial Board
  • 1995 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Circuit Court Certified Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2008
  • Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2002
  • Book Award - Trial Advocacy
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1997
  • Book Award - Pre-Trial Practice
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1997
  • Book Award - Federal Jurisdiction
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1997
  • Book Award - Remedies
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1997
  • Florida Bar Labor & Employment Scholarship
  • Florida Bar - Labor & Employment Section
  • 1997
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Nova SouthEastern Law School
  • 1997
  • Book Award - Contracts
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1996
  • Book Award - Constitutional Law
  • Nova Southeastern Law School
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Florida Business Observer (Not Author - Subject of Article)
  • No Excuses
  • 2011
  • The Florida Bar Journal
  • Recent Developments in Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment.
  • 1998
  • Florida Business Insight
  • Loose Cannons and Smoking Guns: Does Electronic Communications Surveillance Belong in Your Arsenal?
  • 1998
  • Nova Law Review
  • Medical Malpractice Pre-suit Screening: A Road Map to Successful Pre-Trial Practice
  • 1998
  • Nova Law Review
  • The Supreme Court Recognizes the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege and Expands the Privilege to Include Social Workers
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Membership Meeting
  • Florida Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Insurance & Construction Law Symposium
  • Overtime Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 2012
  • Labor Relations
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • 2000
  • Lorman Employment
  • Internal Investigations
  • 1998
  • FMLA Seminar
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • 1998
  • Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (20)
Endorse Jason
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jason provided assistance and insight over the past 5 years of my career. He is an attorney's attorney, and the only one I would go to if I needed advice on any employment or labor issue."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Gunter is a highly qualified employment law attorney. I am confident recommending him to my clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is very skilled and conscientious advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gunter's legal acumen and professionalism are above reproach, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jason Gunter for over ten years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a top personal injury and employment lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and is well known to get great results. I recommend him whole-heartedly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jason Gunter. He is a knowledgeable attorney who works zealously and obtains great results for his clients. Anyone needing a labor and employment lawyer would be in good hands with Jason."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a diligent, hard-working, knowledgeable, and skilled litigator. I endorse Jason Gunter for all employment law and related matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is experienced and skilled and has an excellent reputation for handling employment/labor matters for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason takes the time to understand his clients' issues and provide them with insightful advice as to the best way to resolve the challenge they are facing. By representing both employers and employees, Jason understands the viewpoints from both sides and thus can better represent the needs and interests of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He does and excellent job"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tough area to find an attorney and he is the best in our town."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is one of a handful of quality attorneys in the Fort Myers area who is skilled in employment law matters. Jason has the qualifications to address and respond to employment law and labor related issues. - Kevin F. Jursinski"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jason personally and he is a true professional. Have referred many clients to Jason and they always report that they were impressed by his professionalism and his demeanor. Not one negative report from any of them so far."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working next dor to Mr. Gunter, and have referred people for his representation many times. He is a skilled attorney with an excellent reputation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My firm has co-counseled several cases with Jason Gunther and we frequently refer cases to him as well. He's professional, competent, gets things done and knows his way around the courtroom. Whenever we work on a case together, I have absolute confidence Jason will do and do well the responsibilities he undertakes. We refer him clients because we know they will be in good hands and get skilled, ethical representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is a very hard working and dedicated attorney. He is very experienced and I often refer him matters to handle. I would not do so unless I had the uptmost confidence in him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason Gunter. He is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive experience representing workers in employment law matters and individuals in personal injury claims."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard to keep up with emerging trends in employment law."
Discrimination Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gunter has always acted as a true professional assisting all clients to the full extent of the law."
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