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Robert R. Gunning




Robert R. Gunning


Berkeley Law, University of California, J.D. 1993

College of William & Mary, B.A. 1990

Bar memberships:
Colorado Bar
California Bar (inactive)

With over 8 years of service as a judicial officer and more than 15 years of experience as a litigator, Rob Gunning is uniquely qualified to effectively and efficiently handle a wide range of matters.  Since co-founding Maxfield Gunning, LLP in 2019, Rob has focused on employment and sunshine law litigation.

Rob currently serves as a Mediator with the Accord ADR Group, Relief Judge with the Boulder Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem with the Westminster Municipal Court, Deputy Judge with the Louisville Municipal Court, and a Hearing Officer for other government tribunals.  This public service provides Rob with a valuable perspective in representing clients in litigation matters.

Rob served as a District Court Magistrate in the civil division of the 20th Judicial District in Boulder from 2013 to 2019.  As a Magistrate, he presided over dozens of court trials, heard and resolved hundreds of discovery disputes in civil and domestic relations cases, and conducted thousands of civil case management conferences.

From 2011 to 2013, Rob served as an Administrative Law Judge with the State Personnel Board, where he heard employment disputes between state employees and state agencies.  This work included conducting evidentiary hearings and serving as a settlement judge.

As a civil litigator from 1996 to 2011, Rob worked in both the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on state and local tax litigation.  This work encompassed a significant appellate practice, including successful appeals before the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, California Court of Appeal, and other states’ appellate tribunals.

Rob has engaged in a wide array of community service and outreach activities over the past 20 years.  In fall 2019, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, teaching State and Local Tax.

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