George Clanton (Clay) Gunn, IV

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  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Clay is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Tort, Transportation, & Specialized Litigation Group. Clay concentrates his practice in personal injury litigation, primarily in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, and transportation litigation.


•Clerkship, Honorable Daniel P. Jordan III, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of Mississippi, 2008
•AV -Preeminent - Peer Review Rated
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Rising Star, Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Civic Involvement

•Mississippi Kidney Foundation, Board Member

In the News

•Butler Snow Adds Four Attorneys to Ridgeland Office

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
​(601) 985-4491  Phone
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., cum laude, 2005
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008, Mississippi


•American Bar Association
•Mississippi Bar Association
•Young Lawyers Division
•Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum
•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•American Health Lawyers' Association
•Capital Area Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Experience: Mr. Gunn's experience includes defending automobile manufacturers in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Gunn has defended claims involving handling and stability systems, electronic stability control, occupant restraint systems, and vehicle crashworthiness, in addition to various manufacturing defect claims. He also represents consumer appliance manufacturers in personal injury and property damage litigation, as well as trucking companies in negligence and personal injury cases.; Clay's medical malpractice experience is focused on defending physicians and nursing homes in personal injury and wrongful death matters. He has handled multiple nursing home cases through trial. Mr. Gunn has counseled and represented nursing homes and physicians in disputes involving quality assurance and peer review privileges. In addition, he has defended wine manufacturers in dram shop liability cases and insurance carriers in bad faith claims. Mr. Gunn also represents construction companies and has experience in construction litigation involving large government contracts.; Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gunn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel P. Jordan III, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.; Representatives Matters: Handy v. Madison County Nursing Home, 192 So. 3d 1005 (Miss. 2016) (summary judgment upheld on appeal by Mississippi Supreme Court); Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC v.Gully, 206 So. 3d 516 (Miss. 2016); Melvin v. Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC, 159 So. 3d 623 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015) (defense verdict upheld on appeal).; Scirocco v. Ford Motor Co., 641 Fed. Appx. 414 (5 th. Cir. 2016) (summary judgment affirmed by Fifth Circuit).; Obtained a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer in a manufacturing defect case involving injuries sustained by a law enforcement official.; Successfully defended a nursing home at trial in a wrongful death action involving a stage IV pressure ulcer.; Obtained a defense verdict for automobile manufacturer in two-week trial involving the deaths of minor children.; Successfully defended a nursing home at trial in a personal injury action involving claims spanning a three year period.; Obtained a directed verdict for an administrative services company at trial in a wrongful death action related to nursing home care.; Strait v. McPhail, 145 So. 3d 664 (Miss. 2014) (summary judgment for insurer upheld on appeal).

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