Biggs & Gunst P.C.
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History

Brandon Biggs and Scott Gunst met while attending law school at Roger Williams University. After graduating in 2012 Scott Gunst went on to gain admission to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, and worked in maritime and commercial trucking insurance defense until 2016. Brandon Biggs graduated in 2013 and was admitted to the Michigan bar, where he has worked as a plaintiff's attorney specializing in automobile injuries and provider representation. In 2016 Scott joined Brandon in Michigan where the two combined their experience and diversity to start Biggs & Gunst, offering clients a thoughtful and thorough representation.

 

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  “I am very grateful, being an attorney allows me the opportunity to make a positive impact in my client’s life”

“I am very grateful, being an attorney allows me the opportunity to make a positive impact in my client’s life”

Scott Gunst

Partner

Scott has always had a passion for the law and wanted to be a lawyer since an early age.  In 2012 that dream was realized when Scott became a member of the Pennsylvania bar, but the hard work had just begun.  In 2017, with the objective of offering clients a better legal experience, Scott formed Biggs & Gunst P.C. with Brandon Biggs.  Too often people complain about their lawyer’s lack of communication and involvement in their case; Scott’s goal is to change that.

In 1996 his family was nearly killed in a horrific accident with a tractor trailer.  As such, Scott has experienced firsthand how, in an instant, a car accident can change someone’s life.  Though everyone survived the accident, their injuries were severe and his mom was left permanently disabled.  The accident changed his family forever. Scott is dedicated to helping those who have been injured receive the justice they deserve.  

Prior to moving to Michigan, Scott was an associate at the Philadelphia boutique maritime firm Reeves McEwing LLP.  It was there that Scott focused his practice primarily on maritime and commercial transportation litigation defense.  Scott’s experience as a defense attorney gives him a unique insight when litigating cases that many plaintiff’s attorneys do not possess.  Having represented insurance companies, Scott is aware of their tactics and uses this knowledge to his clients benefit.

Scott earned his law degree at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.  While in law school he focused his academics on maritime and environmental law, earning top grades in courses on admiralty law, marine salvage and ocean and coastal environmental law.  He served as a Sea Grant Law Fellow where he researched and published two papers on hydroelectric power in Rhode Island and the legal barriers commercial fisherman face should they carry passengers for hire aboard their vessels. Scott also interned at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management where he was the lead drafter of the Department of Environmental Management; Galilee Port Operations Regulations and Berthing Management System and the Department of Environmental Management; Newport Fishing Port Operations Regulations. 

Scott lives in Ypsilanti and is devoted to giving back to his community in any way he can.  He is an avid cyclist and has raised thousands of dollars while participating in several charity rides as well as a serious advocate for the sport.  Scott is also passionate about the water and enjoys boating and sport fishing.

Scott is an active member in the Maritime Law Association of the United States and serves at the Young Lawyer Liaison to the Fisheries Committee.  As an accomplished author, Scott has had several articles published in maritime journals.  Scott is licensed to practice in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and is awaiting admission in Michigan.            

 

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2012

University of Scranton
B.S., Political Science & History, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

  • Maritime Law Association, Member
  • League of Michigan Bicyclist
  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • People For Bikes

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey & Pennsylvania
    • Pending Michigan Admission
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Brandon Biggs

Partner

Brandon Biggs was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2015, after moving to Michigan from Florida, and is an attorney and mediator at Biggs & Gunst.

Brandon attended college at Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida and received his Bachelors in Economics in 2010. Following his graduation from Flagler College, Brandon rode from Jacksonville, Florida to San Francisco, California on bicycle with an organization called Bike & Build, which raises money and awareness for affordable housing programs through cross country cycling trips. He was so moved by this experience, he took a position leading a second trip from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Cannon Beach, Oregon, following his first year of law school. On his second trip, Brandon experienced the loss of a friend and fellow leader on another of Bike & Build’s routes due to and inattentive driver. As a result, Brandon is dedicated to fighting for cyclists rights, and getting justice for those who have been injured in motor vehicles. It was also on this second trip across the country that Brandon met his wife, an Ann Arbor native, who would eventually bring them back to the area.

Brandon went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2013, where he specialized in maritime and admiralty law, with an emphasis in trial practice. In addition to growing up in and around the water in Florida, Brandon’s interest in maritime issues stem from the three years he worked aboard a 72’ tall ship during  college. While at Roger Williams, Brandon served as co-chair of the Maritime Law Association, and had the privilege of working as a Sea Grant Law Fellow. In this time, he worked with local municipalities on clean energy issues, ultimately aiding the state in creating a comprehensive guide for municipalities interested in implementing clean energy initiatives.

Brandon spends his free time with his wife, Lizzy, and their Airedale, Opie. In addition to being an avid sailor and cyclist, Brandon is a car enthusiast. He enjoys working on cars, going on drives, and is in the process of rebuilding a vintage motorcycle in his spare time.  Brandon also strives to be active in his service to his community, volunteering wherever he can. In 2017 Biggs & Gunst proudly sponsored a food drive for Food Gatherers, and Brandon rode his bicycle 150 miles across Michigan in a single day in order to raise money for juvenile diabetes.

 

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013

Flagler College
B.A., Economics, 2010

Activities & Affiliations

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Member
  • Court Roster Eligible Mediator
  • Ypsilanti Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • People For Bikes
  • League of Michigan Bicyclist

Bar Admissions

• Michigan

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