• 3223 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 300   Boulder, CO 80303

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)

Rob Gunning possesses a unique and valuable perspective from his 8 years of service as a judicial officer. Most recently, he served as a District Court Magistrate in the civil division of the 20th Judicial District (Boulder) from 2013 to March 2019. As a Magistrate, he presided over court trials, heard and resolved discovery disputes in civil and domestic relations cases, and conducted the District’s civil case management conferences. From 2011-2013, Mr. Gunning 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. Rob’s ADR practice benefits from 6 years of service as a District Court Magistrate in Boulder and 2 years of service as an Administrative Law Judge for the State Personnel Board. As an ALJ, he conducted numerous settlement conferences between employers and employees, and received excellent reviews for a high settlement rate and the stabilization of employment relationships. In addition to serving as an ADR neutral through Accord, he volunteers as a mediator with the Boulder County Small Claims Court and the City of Boulder Community Mediation Service. Rob attended the 40-hour CBA Mediation seminar in 2012. His ADR practice is also informed by 15+ years of experience in civil litigation.

As a civil litigator from 1996 to 2011, Mr. Gunning 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. Mr. Gunning’s judicial officer and litigation experience makes him uniquely qualified to conduct mediations in civil and domestic relations matters and to handle a wide range of civil litigation and appellate matters.

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

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