Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2007
St. Olaf College, B.A., 2004
Awards & Honors
Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 – 2016
John Paul (JP) Joseph Gatto focuses his complex trial practice in the areas of product liability, aviation litigation, construction litigation, environmental litigation, transportation litigation, insurance law and appeals.
JP has represented a wide variety of clients in alleged large loss cases, including agricultural, commercial, aviation, home appliance and pharmaceutical manufacturers, to small businesses and individuals. He has handled a wide variety of claims including wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury claims, warranty disputes, contract claims, claims for lost profit or business income, claims for violations of trade secrets, issues of insurance coverage, and other general litigation matters up to and through trial and any subsequent appeals. JP has also represented accident victims and their families.
He is licensed to practice in the state courts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota Federal courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and has practiced in a number of other courts and jurisdictions throughout the country.
JP is a member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Bar Associations, the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations, and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He also is a pro bono participant in the Tubman Safety Project to secure protective orders on behalf of victims of domestic abuse.
JP received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law, where he served as an associate and editor on the Hamline Law Review.
In his free time JP enjoys traveling with his family as well as golfing, downhill skiing, and supporting his beloved local sports franchises.
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
Wisconsin State Bar Association (WSBA)
Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)
Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)