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Marc W Gunn

Criminal defense Attorney at Salem, OR

5.0   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I aggressively defend individuals accused of Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes throughout the State of Oregon including all types of cases: Measure 11, Drug charges, Assault Cases, Sex Crimes, Property Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Traffic Crimes.

    29 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    I defend individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI) in the State of Oregon, including DMV Hearings, Diversions, Trials, and negotiations. I defend Alcohol, Drug, Controlled Substance and Marijuana DUII charges.

    29 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Representing individuals in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases within the State of Oregon. Business and individual reorganization plan. Prevent foreclosure, resolve tax issues.

    29 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Representing individuals and businesses in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings within the State of Oregon.

    29 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%

    29 years

DO YOU HAVE A SERIOUS LEGAL PROBLEM? DON'T GO IT ALONE, I CAN HELP!

Attorney Marc W. Gunn is proud to provide professional legal representation to his clients throughout the State of Oregon.  For over 24 Years Marc has proven to be a skilled advocate for thousands of clients.  Marc has successfully defended individuals charged with some of the most serious crimes in Oregon.  Marc has a reputation of being a strong advocate for his clients and for obtaining excellent results.  Marc believes that every client is unique and every case deserves individual attention.

Marc is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

On a personal note, Marc decided to become an attorney after spending two years in Brasil.  During his time in Brasil he gained a new appreciation for the Constitution, and for the Freedoms we enjoy in America.  He wanted to work to protect that way of life and to be part of protecting those freedoms.  In a small way, working with individulas facing serious legal issues, and in particular, helping those facing complex criminal charges, helps him reach that goal.

Marc would be happy to discuss your particular legal challenge, and give you his honest, straightforward opinion as to how he can help.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Office Location in Salem, Oregon
Gunn & Gunn P.C.  Marc, Jana, and Robert Gunn.

Location

Gunn & Gunn P.C.
3635 Liberty Rd S
Salem, OR, 97302

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2014
Great experiences with Gunn and Gunn
I have worked with a number of attorneys on a number of issues - copyright violations, creating corporations, international and domestic contracts, creating trademarks, securing copyrights, a divorce, land use and battling a seizure from US Fish and Wildlife. I have worked with attorneys in Los Angeles, Belgium, Las Vegas, Atlanta and a number of others in Salem. I have been fortunate thus far that most of the attorneys I have worked with have been competent and efficient to some degree. However, in working with Gunn and Gunn and Marc Gunn in particular on contracts, land use, business counsel, some copyright work and battling US Fish and Wildlife, I have found an added measure of personal investment I have not seen elsewhere. With Marc, I have never been made to feel that my questions were less than welcome or that my timing didn't suit his schedule. I have had the distinct and unfortunate impression from other attorneys that somehow they were my client instead of the reverse. Marc's professionalism, accessibility and the personal interest he has shown in my needs has been beyond what I have experienced or sadly come to expect from attorneys. I have always felt that my calls or even stopping into his office is welcome, even if he can't immediately answer my questions. He quickly researches and offers solutions or a pathway to proceed. When were having difficulty completing the purchase of land last year, Marc stepped in and almost immediately remedied the issues that my wife and I and the seller could not resolve because her land was tied up in an East coast trust while her attorneys dragged their feet and were of little help. Marc has been most helpful and generous in working with me to draw up contracts with my counterpart overseas, often charging me less than I expected, and far less than I have been charged by my attorney in Las Vegas for similar work. About 3 years ago I had a shipment seized by US Fish and Wildlife for a clerical error. They proved to be nearly impossible to work with and were frankly misleading in declaring my case closed with no remedy or recourse. Even though I don't think that it was Marc's area of expertise, he was the only attorney I spoke with who quickly found answers as to how to exercise my due process, how to submit my petition for remission and strategies for how to deal with an impenetrable bureaucracy. i spoke with two or three other attorneys at the time, one of which was supposed to be an expert in dealing with the department of the interior, but either received no follow up or unhelpful information from all of them that I had already found myself through simple Google searches. And again, Marc was generous with his time and billed me very fairly. I would highly recommend Marc to anyone seeking an attorney. I have found him to be a constant and reliable resource in running my business as well as a capable and excellent counsel on personal and financial matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Gunn & Gunn
I got into a rather sticky situation with a DUI car crash back in October. I had never been in trouble legally before with anything but was facing four misdemeanor charges as a result of the incident. I was initially facing some jail time and some other quite serious repercussions. Marc was brilliant at negotiating a plea that was of minimal consequence to my life and my future. He even reached out to my immigration attorney (not a U.S. citizen) to sort out what the best deal from a U.S. customs perspective. From the price I paid to what was achieved, I am very happy with my choice in hiring Marc. All I have to do is my part with a few little things to have the whole incident behind me and off my record!
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Posted by Noah | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Marc did an amazing job helping me resolve a very confusing and obscure wildlife crime I was involved with. At the end of the day he was able to bring my charges from a misdemeanor to a simple violation. I highly recommend Marc to anybody dealing with any wildlife infractions he is very passionate and knowledgeable about my case and the results speak for themselves.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
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Amazing Attorney
I have hired Mark twice, once for a criminal defense which he made me feel completely relaxed by the fact that he knew how to precisely get the case dismissed and a second time for rights restoration which he accomplished without any issues. Mark is a awesome attorney and a great guy and I would recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
It was amazing to work with Marc and the office. Marc was very transparent and open to communication at all times. I was wanting to get some of my past problems "sealed" and we were successful in doing so. Marc and the office always answered and clarified any questions I had. I am very glad that I connected with this law firm and was able to get everything taken care of. Thank you very much
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Posted by Michele | March 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!!
I contacted Marc Gunn regarding a misdemeanor conviction on my record from 28 years ago (I was 18 at the time). This was a non-expungable offense. I explained to Marc, just as I had to so many others over the years, what happened and how I ultimately was convicted. Marc explained to me how this was a very unique situation and although he would love to help me, there was no provision in place to remove the misdemeanor from my record as this has never been done before. He assured me that this would be a long shot, but he would be willing to take on my case if this is what I chose to do. Marc stood up in court and fought for me and the unjust that occurred 28 years ago. For the first time in the history of the US court systems, the court agreed with his argument that this was a unique situation deserves consideration and ruled in my favor. Marc took on my case with the dedication to make the impossible...possible. What Marc did was a miracle. He believed in me, fought for me, and got justice for me that was long over do. I highly recommend Marc Gunn with Gunn & Gunn Attorneys at Law!
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Posted by Marlon | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A very satisfied client
Mr. Gunn helped me with a legal matter, from contact to resolution. Exceptional communication; Mr. Gunn was very clear with his responses to my questions regarding my case., both via email and telephone. I was provided with copies of everything, as well as the original document at closure. I would definitely recommend Mr. Gunn. If Marc can't help you, he will help you find someone who can.
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Posted by Igor | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went to Mr. Gunn second time as well
I never felt I was being judged. Mr. Gunn answered all my questions in direct and straightforward way and appeared knowledgeable on the subject(s). But the reason I went to see him next time I needed representative is because of the masterful presentation he did at the hearing. Highly recommend.
Posted by Ross | September 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
New Experience for me
I have never needed an attorney and hope I never will again. Marc was calming for me, as I had no idea of what was real. The internet of course was accurate for my situation but painted the worst case scenario which was not good. Marc has the experience to give me the real world perspective of what I would most likely face in the legal system. Ultimately, he got my case dismissed - which is best outcome of course. Easy to talk with and explains things very clearly and always open to my questions.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I had some legal questions about my business. I initially consulted with Marc and ended up hiring him to help me create the legal documents I needed to move forward. I'm very happy that I did and highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Marc
After visiting with a couple of other lawyers in Salem, I had almost given up. Luckily I was referred to Marc, during a difficult time. Marc and his team helped turn things around for my family and I. We had never needed an attorney until recently. Marc and his staff were very knowledgeable and easy to work with, they guided us through the entire process. Thank you to everyone at Gunn & Gunn
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Posted by David | April 22, 2020
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Best decision i ever made.
In January of 2019 I got a DUII. I had never been in trouble with the law before. I am so glad I hired Marc to defend me. He was with me every step through the court process, And on top of that got my careless driving ticket dismissed. I highly recommend Gunn &Gunn Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUII Diversion
Marc did an excellent job of walking me through the DUII Diversion process in 2019 and helped me with every single step. He was very patient with explaining forms to me, meeting me punctually when I needed to see him, represented me well in court appearances, and gave me overall peace of mind during my diversion program. Marc definitely exceeded my expectations and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Very honest and truthful lawyer
Mr. Marc Gunn is one of the greatest lawyer ever I've met. I was very paranoid with my circumstances. So, I had a few phone consultations with him and he told me what to do and calm me down with giving me some legal assistance. My friend hired him with his case and he recommended me to consult with Mr. Marc Gunn. It was a great choice because he was very honest attorney who truly cares about his potential clients. I definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Darcy Wilson | December 12, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive and helpful.
Marc was very responsive to my legal questions. And he was friendly and helpful even after it was clear he was not going to be the correct fit for my situation. You don't find good customer service like that much anymore. Thanks Marc!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Out of all who I talk to Marc did his homework, was very straight to the point, listened and was very knowledgeable in these type cases for my situation. I would recommend to anyone seeking his expertise and professionalism A+A+A+A+A+
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Did not hire, but only because Marc explained it was not needed
Marc took the time to contact me and explain why what I thought needed done soon in fact can wait, and be done much less expensively if I do. Thank you Marc.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder Attorney
  • Gunn & Gunn P.C.
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. JT
  • Dismissed
  • State vs. TF
  • Dismissed
  • State vs. DK
  • Not Guilty by Jury
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Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Willamette Valley American Inn of Court
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best Lawfirm in the MidValley
  • Best of the MidValley
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Distinguished Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distingushed Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Will the Unprofessional Lawyer Please Stand Up
  • Ethics
  • 2008
  • Willamette Valley American Inn of Court
  • DUII
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is well known in the greater Willamette Valley for getting good outcomes for clients and his knowledge of the law and trial practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is an excellent criminal defense lawyer with a sterling reputation. He knows the law and is able to get great results for his clients. In addition to currently working with him in the community I went head to head against him when I worked as a Deputy District Attorney and have seen great success applying the skills and strategies I saw Marc use in my own cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond to ensure his clients receive the representation they deserve. He is articulate in court and very knowledgeable about criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Marc on a number of cases over the last 20 years and have always been impressed with his professionalism and his knowledge of the law. He has my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Marc Gunn. In each case he provided sound advice and advocated well for his clients. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc Gunn is an honest and hardworking attorney, who listens well to his client's concerns and provides well-founded legal advice. I have known Marc for more than 10 years and have found him to be an exceptional attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked on the other side of the table from Mr. Gunn in both Criminal Defense and DUII cases he has handled. He is well versed in courtroom skills, knows the law, and works hard to achieve the best outcome for his client. I'm happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Marc for over 30 years. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and recognized throughout the legal community as someone who is honest, fair and always well prepared to advocate for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marc is a very skilled criminal defense attorney. I have referred various clients to him over the years I have known him and they have been satisfied with the results. I would recommend Marc and his firm to those seeking the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer."
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