Jacob S. Gunter joined Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C. as an associate in 2008. Prior to this he maintained a solo practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan directly out of law school. He is also a member of the United States Army Reserves and serves as a Judge Advocate. Jake has been an attorney for nearly 20 years.
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, Salt Lake City, Davis County, Lehi, St. George and many more. 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 25 jury trials and over 150 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. As a United States Army Reserve Soldier, he is Airborne (military parachuting) and Air Assault (helicopter attack and utilities) qualified. In December 2010 he deployed with his Special Operations unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has participated in five Southeast Asia international military exercises. Jake and his wife of 20 years have three children and live in Provo.