Gunner Pak is a food lover, Atlanta Braves fan, former assistant district attorney, and partner here at Pak and McRae Law, LLC.
He knew that he wanted to be an attorney when he was 12 years old. He would sit with his grandfather and watch, “The People’s Court,” trying to come up with arguments for both sides. Giving convincing arguments isn’t the only thing Gunner is passionate about when it comes to the legal process. He loves to problem-solve, and to think creatively and come up with ethical, viable options for his clients. As an Atlanta criminal lawyer, he is very passionate about fighting for people when their rights have been violated.
“I am most passionate about fighting for people who’ve had their rights violated, and are taken advantage of, just because they don’t understand the system.”
Described as a personable and well-respected criminal defense lawyer by peers and clients, Gunner Pak has extensive experience in both legal advocacy and prosecution in Georgia.
Due to his rare expertise as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in Atlanta, he is able to fight for defendants facing many different types of legal charges.
Shortly after graduating from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, he moved back to Georgia to become an Assistant DA in the South Georgia Judicial Circuit and then DeKalb County. During his time as an ADA, Gunner gained valuable insight on the inner workings of the prosecutor’s office and the DeKalb County court system. He also formed invaluable relationships with many judges, prosecutors, and court officials.
After two years with the DA’s office, he realized that he wanted to rededicate his career to standing up for the rights of the accused. Gunner began his Atlanta criminal defense career, handling criminal and immigration defense law. He related to his clients’ situations because members of his family had to go through the arduous immigration proceedings.
“I’m motivated by just being able to help people. Once you help them and they’re so thankful, that’s what fuels you to keep moving forward, and keep doing a good job.”
Gunner considers himself very lucky to live near his large family. His immediate and extended family mostly all live in the Metro Atlanta area. He has siblings and is very close to his cousins. And let’s not forget about Munson, his bulldog, who is a part of the Pak family.
His name, Munson, comes from Gunner’s long fandom of his alma mater, the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Larry Munson was the former announcer for the team. When he’s not watching a Bulldogs, Hawks, or Braves game, he’ll turn on Sports Center or his favorite movie–Jerry Maguire.
In his free time, Gunner loves to play golf and explore the many restaurant choices here in the Metro Atlanta area.
All fun aside, Gunner really wants people in Decatur and throughout Atlanta to know that they shouldn’t be intimidated to call him. He truly wants to help people: listening to them, giving advice, and giving value for their money. He values honesty and integrity; he’ll never tell someone that he can help them if he can’t.
To contact Gunner, please call today.