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Clay Gunn

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Jackson
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Clay Gunn, shareholder in the Firm's Jackson office, concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, and transportation litigation.

Featured Experience

Obtained summary judgment for a nursing home in a wrongful death case.
2016
Obtained summary judgment for an automobile manufacturer in a powertrain recall case involving personal injuries.
2015
Obtained a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer in a manufacturing defect case involving injuries sustained by a law enforcement official.
2013

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Gunn's experience includes defending automobile manufacturers in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Gunn has defended claims involving handling and stability systems, electronic stability control, occupant restraint systems, and vehicle crashworthiness, in addition to various manufacturing defect claims. He also represents consumer appliance manufacturers in personal injury and property damage litigation, as well as trucking companies in negligence and personal injury cases.

Clay's medical malpractice experience is focused on defending nursing homes in personal injury and wrongful death matters. He has handled multiple nursing home cases through trial. Mr. Gunn has counseled and represented nursing homes and physicians in disputes involving quality assurance and peer review privileges. In addition, he has defended wine manufacturers in dram shop liability cases and insurance carriers in bad faith claims. Mr. Gunn also represents construction companies and has experience in construction litigation involving large government contracts.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gunn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel P. Jordan III, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment for a nursing home in a wrongful death case.
  • Obtained summary judgment for an automobile manufacturer in a powertrain recall case involving personal injuries.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer in a manufacturing defect case involving injuries sustained by a law enforcement official.
  • Successfully defended a nursing home at trial in a wrongful death action involving a stage IV pressure ulcer.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for automobile manufacturer in two-week trial involving the deaths of minor children.

  • Successfully defended a nursing home at trial in a personal injury action involving claims spanning a three year period.

  • Obtained a directed verdict for an administrative services company at trial in a wrongful death action related to nursing home care.
  • Obtained summary judgment for insurer in bad faith action. (Strait v. McPhail, 145 So. 3d 664, Miss. 2014)

Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum (2013)
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – Mississippi (Young Lawyers Division); Capital Area, Federal and American Bar Associations
  • Member – Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2008, summa cum laude 
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 2005, cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi (2008)

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