David A. Gunter, Attorney
Mr. Gunter practiced law for more than 20 years in South Florida and in Indiana before joining Dean Mead in 2001. He is the senior trial lawyer in the firm's Melbourne office. Mr. Gunter has extensive experience in both commercial and environmental litigation. As a former engineer, he especially enjoys handling legal matters involving law and technology. Mr. Gunter is also very experienced in construction litigation.
Mr. Gunter regularly practices throughout Central Florida, including the Orlando area.
Defended university in multimillion dollar claim and lawsuit brought by general contractor alleging compensable delays and owner interference.
Defended national association in toxic tort cases alleging that exposure to mercury had caused autism and neurological injuries to Plaintiffs.
Fillmore, LLC v. Fillmore Machine & Tool Company, 783 N.E.2d 1169 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003). Obtained judgment in excess of $275,000 in a lawsuit for conversion that was affirmed on appeal. Client was a small corporation that had entered into a business venture with a much larger customer.
Lombardo v. Lombardo, 192 F.Supp.2d 885 (N.D. Ind. 2002). Successfully sued former husband of client for illegally wiretapping her telephone prior to commencement of divorce proceedings.
Defended major chemical company in lawsuit filed in Kentucky alleging injuries to Plaintiffs from the ingestion of water from a spring that had been contaminated by perchorethylene.
Successfully sued and obtained six-figure settlement for tree nursery whose stock had been damaged by drifting herbicides that had been misapplied on a neighboring property by a commercial applicator.
Defended large chemical and pharmaceutical companies in CERCLA (Superfund) cases filed in Michigan, Kentucky, New Jersey, Georgia, and Rhode Island.
Successfully sued major waste hauler on behalf of chemical company to enforce a 30 year old indemnity agreement that had been entered into by a predecessor of the waste hauler. This favorable ruling after a bench trial to a federal judge in Kentucky led to a multimillion dollar settlement in favor of client.
Successfully sued and negotiated with insurance carriers to obtain coverage for environmental claims under comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies on behalf of manufacturers.
Successfully sued partners of client in connection with the break-up of a real estate joint venture established to develop and market a timeshare resort in Freeport, Bahamas. Following a one month jury trial in Fort Myers, Florida, client was awarded a judgment in excess of $1.6 million.
|Education:||Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.B.|
|Admissions:||U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan 1996|
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida 1980
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit 1998
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