The oldest of six children, Judge Gunderson graduated from Chandler High School in 1994, with highest honors. In 1999, he graduated from Arizona State University, summa cum laude, majoring in the Russian language. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Arizona law school, cum laude.
After taking the Arizona bar exam, Judge Gunderson moved to Yuma, Arizona, where he has resided since. He worked for nine years as a prosecutor in the Yuma County Attorney’s Office and for almost three-and-a-half years as a defense attorney in the Yuma County Legal Defender’s Office, including eight months as Interim Legal Defender.
Judge Gunderson was appointed to the Yuma County bench as a Commissioner/Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore in September, 2016.
His wife, Priscilla, is also an attorney. They are the proud parents of two children.