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Mr. Gunn is the founding partner of The Gunn Firm and has dedicated the firm's practice soley to Family Law.  He currently serves in the role of President Elect for the Cobb County Bar Association's Family Law Section and has been appointed by the Superior Courts of Georgia as an expert in child custody matters through his work as a Guardian Ad Litem.


Mr. Gunn has been repeatedly recognized as one of Georgia’s top Divorce and Family Law Attorneys by Thomson Reuters' "Super Lawyers," an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of professional achievement. Mr. Gunn has been included in a category recognizing the top 2 and ½ percent of the lawyers in their category in Georgia. He has also been named by Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s "Legal Elite"  for his leadership in the legal community.


He is frequently invited to speak at legal education seminars on the topics of divorce and family law and has published several articles on the topics of divorce, custody, contempt and protective orders.  He has coached and evaluated attorneys in actual and mock trials for more than half a decade to assist other attorneys in developing trial advocacy skills.


Mr. Gunn is admitted to practice in the Superior, State, Federal District Court and Georgia Supreme Court and has co-authored a prevailing brief presented to the Georgia Supreme Court.  Mr. Gunn started his own family law practice after working for two District Attorney's offices where he tried jury cases before the Georgia Superior Courts. After his time with the District Attorney's office, he worked as an attorney and partner at two general litigation firms heading up a variety of legal practice areas.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Constitutional: 30%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Leo Hughes

    Excellent family law lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the law and superb forensic skills. Recently he served exceptionally well as President of the Georgia, Cobb County Family Law Section.


    Leo Hughes Uncontested divorce Attorney
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  • Clarence O. Taylor IV

    John provides clients a level of representation and commitment that is unsurpassed. I have had the pleasure of knowing John's professionalism in representation of clients and his courtesy outside the Courtroom on numerous occasions and can honestly say that he is an advocate and gentleman. I highly endorse John, and the Gunn Firm.


    Clarence Taylor Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

The Gunn Firm, P.C.

145 Church Street.
john, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Super Lawyers, Rising StarsThomson Reuters2012
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine, December 20122012
Most Valuable LitigatorDaniel Mock Trial2007
Capstone Award WInner, Managment ProgramEmory University2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Gunn Firm2009 - Present
PartnerPatton and Gunn2008 - 2009
InternDistrict Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cobb Justice FoundationBoard Member2014 - Present
Superior Court of DeKalb CountyAppointed as Guardian Ad Litem2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panel Member2012 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Georgia Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2008 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Business RadioX - Atlanta Legal Experts RadioGuest Speker - Divorce and Family law2014 - 2014
Family Law Section, Cobb County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Cobb County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2013 - 2014
Family Law Section, Cobb County Bar AssociationVice President2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
UCCJEA applied to Georgia Interstate CaseSuccessfully litigated the case to closure
Successfully had a prior order Set Aside and new Custody and Support Order IssuedThe Superior Court set aside the previous order and issued a new fairer and more equitable order
The Court Awarded My Client Attorney's FeesMy client's entire cost of attorneys fees was awarded as part of the final judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Professionals AssociationRecovering Hidden Assets and Fraudulent Transfers in Divorce Procedings2013
NALSWitness Subpoenas: Compliance and Enforcement2013
Institute of Continuing Legal Education of GeorgiaFamily Law Litigation2012
Online Web BlogFamily Law and Divorce Frequently Asked Questions2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers FoundationN/AGuardian Ad Liitem Annual Training2012
Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers FoundationN/AGuardian Ad Litem Annual Training2012
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/AFamily Law Section Annual Seminar2011
Family Law InstituteN/A29th Annual Family Law Convocation2011
National Business InstituteN/ABankruptcy Implications on Divorce2011
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/A18th Annual Middle Income Divorce Seminar2011
Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersN/AContinuing Legal Education Seminar2011
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers FoundationN/AGuardian Ad Litem Training2010
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Harvard UniversityLeading Professional Services FirmsCertificate ProgramN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kennesaw State UniversityPerfecting the Record: Cross Examination of Material Witnesses2012
Georgia Bar AssociationLitigating Child Support2012
Cobb County Bar SeminarSuperior Court Trial Procedure2010