Vincent Gunter


Vincent Gunter is a partner in the Kansas City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment and General Liability Practices.

Vince practices nationwide in cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, toxic torts, environmental issues, and employment law. He has personally tried, managed, and settled hundreds of personal injury, employment, and environmental cases in federal and state courts across the nation. He has litigated cases involving asbestos, silica, pharmaceuticals, and environmental contamination, in addition to transportation and general product liability cases. 

As a former in-house counsel with an international logistics company, Vince has a unique understanding of issues relating to accidents involving commercial freight carriers, including catastrophic injuries, sympathetic plaintiffs, unsympathetic drivers, EMRS (a/k/a black boxes), and bodily injury and property damage reserves. 

Vince also has significant experience representing clients in civil and regulatory cases brought under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act for nearly 20 years. He recently successfully defended and resolved a multi-million dollar cost recovery action involving multiple PRPs and contamination dating back over 70 years. 

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Vince served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star medal while serving in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. He also served a federal law clerk for The Honorable Richard E. Dorr of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Military Service

  • U.S. Navy - 1993 to 1995
  • U.S. Army ROTC - 1995 to 1997
  • U.S. Army Reserves - 1995 to 2007

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

KC Children’s Assistance Network (KC CAN) - Advisory Board member


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Member, Kansas City Children’s Assistance Network, Advisory Board, 2002-Present
  • Member, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Association, 2008 - Present

Awards & Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, UMKC Law Review, 1999-2000
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Richard E. Door, U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri, 2002-2003
  • Decade Award Recipient, UMKC Law Foundation, 2010


University of Missouri, Kansas City

Bachelor of Arts, 1997

University of Missouri School of Law, Kansas City

Juris Doctor, 2000

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