About Lee Gunter

Member of the Bar and authorized to practice:
  • Illinois Supreme Court (1988)
  • Northern District of Illinois (Federal Court) (1988)
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar (1990)
  • 7th Circuit United States Court of Appeals (1988)
  • Northern District of Iowa (pro hac vice) (2005)
  • United States Supreme Court (2011)
Member
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
Chief Arbitrator for Mandatory Court-ordered Arbitrations
  • Kane County (1995- )
  • Will County (2004- )
Practice History:
  • LAW OFFICES OF LEE GUNTER, September 2007 to present
  • GUNTER & FRANGELLA, October 2004 to September 2007 (Senior Partner)
  • CHILTON, YAMBERT, PORTER & COGHLAN, September 2001 to October 2004 (managing partner of firm’s Joliet office)
  • O’HAGAN, SMITH & AMUNDSEN, L.L.C., October 1997 to September 2001 (Elected partner May, 1998, Managing Partner of firm’s Joliet office)
  • QUERREY & HARROW, LTD., January, 1992 to October, 1997
  • GOLDSTEIN, GOLDBERG, FISHMAN, BENDER & ROMANOFF, June, 1992 to    December, 1992
  • LAW OFFICES OF BRUCE M. BOZICH, May 1989 to June 1992
Legal Experience:
  • Trials – The Law Offices of Lee Gunter handles cases throughout Illinois and has tried cases in the following counties; Will, Cook, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Dekalb, Grundy, LaSalle, Kankakee, Bureau, Mercer, Knox, Coles, Sangamon.
  • Counties of Practice – Lee has handled cases in Bureau, Carroll, Coles, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Hamilton, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Mercer, Peoria, Champaign, Crawford, Edgar, Iroquois, Jackson, Hamilton, Lake, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Randolph, Sangamon, Wayne, Will, Williamson, and Winnebago counties.
  • Appellate Practice – Lee has represented clients before the Illinois Supreme Court and the First, Second, Third and Fourth District State Courts of Appeal.
Publications:
  • Gunter, Clifford Lee, “Medical Studies Act:  Challenging Unjustified Claims of Privilege,” Trial Journal, Volume 17, Number 2, Summer 2015, Page 18.
  • Gunter, Clifford Lee, “Court-ordered Physical Exams Under Supreme Court Rule 215,” Illinois Bar Journal, February 1998, Vol. 86, Pg. 94.  In the first reported case of its kind, the defense compelled a minor to undergo an MRI under general anesthesia.
Education:
  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1988)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bachelor of Science in LAS with a concentration in Chemistry, 1981)
Prior work history:
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (1981-1988)
  • United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 1975-1977 (Honorable Discharge)
  • Registered Emergency Medical Technician (1976-1977)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation instructor (1977-1981)
Current Interests:
  • Cub Master (after serving as Assistant Cub Master) for church sponsored Cub Scout Pack (2010-2013); Actively involved in Boy Scout Troop as Troop Committe member and merit badge counselor (Lee became an Eagle Scout in 1972)
  • Member: American Legion Post 43
  • Member: American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsmen
  • Member: American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member: Lincoln Forum
  • Member: National Eagle Scout Association
  • Member: AARP
  • Supporter: Operation Welcome You Home
  • Supporter: Homes for Our Troops
  • Supporter: Operation Support Our Troops – Illinois
  • Supporter: Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
  • Supporter: Fraternal Order of Police
  • Supporter: Joliet Fire Department
  • Supporter: Will County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • Supporter: Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
  • Supporter: Access DuPage