Gary H. Hunter

Partner

Gary H. Hunter

Mr. Hunter joined German Gallagher & Murtagh in August 1986.  Gary is a Partner and the Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation  and Employment Practice Groups.  He oversees a group of experienced attorneys and has developed a national self-insured client base, representing a number of the largest employers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including several Fortune 500 companies, in retail, transportation, school districts, support services and pharmaceuticals.  In addition, he represents national insurance carriers and third-party administrators. 

He represents clients in workers’ compensation matters at all levels of administrative and appellate proceedings.  Gary often visits a workplace to become familiar with the conditions and to conduct an investigation of witnesses and supervisors.  He makes every effort to engage the appropriate expert witnesses at an early stage in the litigation so that hearings and depositions may be promptly completed without unnecessary continuances and delays.

Gary regularly represents clients in disputes involving sex, age and race discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, defamation, breach of employment contracts and tortious interference with contracts.  He is actively involved in providing advice to clients on the rapidly changing legal landscape in this area, and in handling a broad spectrum of employment law claims, including compliance with statutes such as ERISA, COBRA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Gary frequently assists clients with the drafting and implementation of various employment policies. 

He has been a member of ALFA International, The Global Legal Network, for over 20 years.  He  was appointed to ALFA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee in 2009 and served as Chairman of the National Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and as Editor for the National Workers’ Compensation Compendium for the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Gary has been a featured speaker in many ALFA International seminars including the 2006 ALFA International Client Seminar focusing on Employment and the 2008 ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Seminar “Empowering Claims”.  Gary was appointed course book editor and speaker for ALFA International 2009 International Client Seminar on Global Labor & Employment topics.  Gary was acting Editor for ALFA International’s Labor and Employment Program, Acceptable Risks:  The Intersection of Insurance Law, Business & Employment.”  He presented at the 2009 ICS program “Global Labor and Employment Law:  A Business View with A Legal Eye.”  Gary’s panel of National Employers’ addressed:  “The Employer’s Right to Information – In the US and Abroad.”  At the Fall 2009 ALFA National Workers’ Compensation program, Gary and a panel of experts addressed “Strategies for Dealing with Employees Who Lose Their Jobs.” 

Gary has been elected to Pennsylvania Super  Lawyers from 2011 to 2017. 

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EDUCATION:
  • Widener University, B.A., 1980
  • Delaware School of Law, Widener University, J.D., 1983
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
  • ALFA International, Inc., Board of Directors 2010-2013
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Section Vice-Chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers' Compensation Section Meeting (Chairman and course planner)
  • Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association
  • Member Workers' Compensation Bureau Labor & Employment Conference Planning Committee