Jacob S. Gunter joined Howard, Lewis & Petersen, P.C. as an associate in 2008, and is a current shareholder of the firm since 2015. Prior to this he maintained a solo practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan directly out of law school. Currently his is a Major with the United States Army Reserves. Judge Advocate General.
Jake received a Political Science B.S. with a Geology minor from Utah State University in 2001, and his law degree from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan in 2004. He graduated in the top nine percent of his class and participated on the school’s law review.
Jake is passionate about representing people state wide who are injured through no fault of their own. He has handled cases in Moab, Ogden, Logan and St. George. The majority of his cases are car wrecks, representing passengers, children and drivers who are hurt. Since joining HLP, Jake has successfully litigated cases in trial and arbitration, as well as negotiating settlements for his clients. His legal work includes car collisions, boating accidents, ATV collisions, insurance disputes, wrongful death, slip and fall/trip and fall, dog bites. The remainder of his practice involves civil litigation and criminal defense.
He has been the lead attorney in 20 jury trials and over 100 plus bench trials in civil, criminal and administrative law. He believes in frank, honest and open communications with his clients as he helps them navigate through their legal problems. Jake has over 1,000 plus court appearances as of 2017.
As a Soldier, MAJ Gunter is Airborne (military parachuting) and Air Assault (helicopter attack and utilities) qualified. In December 2010 he deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has participated in five Southeast Asia international military exercises.
Jake and his wife have three children and live in Provo.
|MI||Not authorized to practice-Administrative||2004||10/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Army Commendation Medal||US Army||2013|
|Joint Service Achievement Medal||US Army||2011|
|Shareholder||Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Judge Advocate||Utah Army National Guard||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C.||2009 - 2015|
|Attorney Owner||Jacob S. Gunter, Attorney at Law||2005 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Utah Bar Association||Secretary||2015 - Present|
|Utah Association for Justice||Injury Law||2009 - Present|
|Utah Bar||Member Good Standing||2009 - Present|
|Central Utah Bar Association||President||2017 - 2018|
|Central Utah Bar Association||Vice President||2016 - 2017|
|Provo City Citizens Library Board||President||2013 - 2014|
|Michigan Bar||Member Good Standing||2004 - 2009|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||N/A||2004|
|Utah State University||B.S.||2001|
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