Justin P. Gunter

Justin P. Gunter

Associate | Atlanta Office
T: (404) 420-4315
F: (404) 522-8409

Practice Group(s)



  • William Carey University - (B.A., 2010) summa cum laude, President’s Honors
  • Vanderbilt University Law School - (J.D., Law and Business Certificate, 2013) Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; Vanderbilt Moot Court Board

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia


About Justin

Justin is an associate with the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and litigation before federal courts, state courts, and in arbitration proceedings. Justin regularly represents clients in a wide range of commercial matters including securities litigation, banking litigation, and arbitration proceedings.  Jason enjoys working with broker-dealer clients and working through complex issues within the financial markets arena. He also has experience with contract disputes, regulatory issues, and statutory matters.

Before joining the firm, Justin served as a law clerk for Judge Emmett Ripley Cox on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Justin is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School where he was a managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif. Justin received his B.A. in History from William Carey University. Upon graduation, Justin was awarded the Jenkins Chastain Leadership Award, William Carey University’s highest honor.

Justin is active in his local community participating in his local church and volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation.

Representative Engagements

  • Regularly represents broker-dealer clients in securities arbitrations and court proceedings. Since joining the firm in late 2014, Justin has worked on more than 20 arbitrations and related court proceeding.
  • In March 2017, Justin and David Russell won a securities arbitration on behalf of their broker-dealer client. They defeated a former broker's claim for $1,000,000 for forfeited deferred compensation and for allegedly underpaid sales compensation. They prevailed on their claim that the broker was liable for 100% of a debt she owed to the broker-dealer, plus interest and $50,000 in fees and costs.
  • Successfully defended a national bank client in litigation alleging fraud, conversion, and unauthorized access to an incorporated association's account.
  • Assisted partners in the litigation group in a FINRA securities arbitration on behalf of a major broker-dealer. The client prevailed on every claim asserted and for the full dollar amount claimed, a total of $2,327,401. The three member arbitration panel also denied the opposing party's $1,000,000 counterclaim for fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and other legal claims.
  • Worked with partners in the litigation group on a multi-week FINRA arbitration in New York on behalf of a major securities broker-dealer. The three-arbitrator panel awarded the firm's client $1,028,571 in compensatory damages, which was 100% of the amount requested, plus pre- and post-award interest and $154,285 in attorneys' fees. The panel denied in full the $4.4 million counterclaims of the adversary, a former investment representative of the broker-dealer.


  • Richard S. Nagareda Award for best written work in the field of litigation and dispute resolution
  • Vanderbilt Law Pro Bono Pledge Award
  • William Carey University Jenkins Chastain Leadership Award
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Member

Publications and Presentations

  • Note, Second Class Intervention, 66 Vand. L. Rev. 645 (2013).

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