Jeff Gutkowski

Associate Attorney

With over 10 years of experience as a plaintiff trial attorney, Jeff has a broad skill set that sees him work across both Atlee Hall’s Investigation Team and Litigation Team, with his main focus on medical malpractice and nursing home cases.

On the Investigation Team, Jeff explores avenues of potential recovery on a case, including meeting potential clients, collecting and reviewing pertinent information such as medical records, speaking with appropriate experts, conducting focus groups, and establishing an overall case framework and theories of negligence for the Litigation Team.

Jeff also has courtroom experience and once a case is transitioned to the Litigation Team, Jeff may support on selected cases with preparation as the case moves towards trial or mediation.

Jeff is compelled to connect to exceptionally brave people during the most vulnerable times of their lives when they are fighting against the longest odds. He says, “there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help them validate their struggle.”

Notable case results

  • $2M settlement in Lebanon County
  • $650K arbitration verdict in Dauphin County

Honors and Awards

  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Terence H. Klasky Memorial Award – established in memory of Terrence Howell Klasky, Class of 1972, to the graduate who demonstrated outstanding achievement in banking, negotiable instruments, or consumer protection.

Professional Organizations

  • AAJ (American Association of Justice)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • LBA (Lancaster Bar Association)

Education, Licensure, and Background

Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College, an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School, and completed his Juris Doctor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Jeff is licensed to practice in the following venues:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys taking on do-it-yourself large home remodeling projects including kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. He has also worked with live-edge wood for beautiful countertops. His favorite quote is by Dwight D. Eisenhower: “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”


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Tractor Trailer Crashes

Tractor-trailer crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, but finding the root cause is the difference between winning and losing a case.

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