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Jonathan Victor Dunn

Family Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.2   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    75%

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    20 years, 2,000 cases

Current emphasis on trial advocacy in domestic and criminal proceedings. Experience includes serving as lead counsel for numerous bench and jury trials and cradle to grave management of high-volume case load. Former Assistant District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia responsible for general felony prosecution and appeals with specialized experience in prosecuting crimes involving violence against women and vehicular homicides.

Previous experience in civil arena emphasized motions practice and pretrial litigation in a variety of fields: liability defense; worker's compensation; education law; family law; labor & employment; civil rights (OCR) complaints.

 
Specialties- Family law trial attorney; criminal defense

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104 W. State Street, Suite 220
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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Siamak | December 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Jonathan isn’t just a lawyer for you when you hire him. He’s a counselor that will listen and advise while allowing you to express and guide for the defense that you want in your case. In criminal matters you sometimes hear, don’t hire a former prosecutor because they are just going to make you plead or not fight hard. With Jonathan this is most certainly not the case. He will look into every possible defense, every missed or overlooked aspect and view it from the prosecution perspective first to know how they will fight them counter with the best defense to win. And his success speaks for itself. He knows and argues points of law that even some Judges are left surprised because they are valid and successful legal arguments but so few lawyers know or use them. As a family attorney Jon will ask you what you think is the best outcome for your case and that is exactly what he will zealously fight for. He has a genuine personal care for his clients and compassion that is uncommon this day and age in law in many places. He took a very complex and involved case for me and after each turn he knew just what to do for the best outcome for me. I would choose Jon for any case that he handles within his field over any other attorney in Georgia.
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Posted by Luke | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Going the Distance?
Jonathan is relentless in his pursuit of winning our case. 2 1/2 years with CoA involvement. He knows the laws and how they work. He has sent me emails at 10pm still working on the case. Jonathan defines what a lawyer should be.
Posted by Katrina | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Jonathan and his team have given their utmost care and attentiveness to my case over the past few years. At times I thought it impossible to find professionalism and compassion whilst seeking out legal council. I was referred to him by a family friend and she too would have the kindest words to say about his character. Savvy in law this man is!! I would cause a hesitation in the case at times due to fear of diving into the unknown. Jonathan put my mind at ease and gave me clarification on the language of law when I needed it. The journey was long and henderous to my life in moments but I knew I could NOT do it without Jonathan. He provided not only my case but my life with the belief that man can be humble! His patience was impeccable along with his bold wording among speaking on my behalf. His team and partners reflect his work as well, from just simply answering the phones to sending e-mails. I would be fearful on the opposing side due to his knowledge and wisdom. There are not enough words in the human language to express my gratitude and thanks to him for delivering my family with that realm of peace he and I spoke about on occasion. I recommend him ten times over!! He is a 10 out 10!!! I will never seek council elsewhere if I am ever in need again! Kindest Regards Your client
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Posted by Randy | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Jonathan and staff at Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn, LLC supported and worked very hard during the 2 years it took to settle my divorce case. Jonathan knows the law and how the system works and uses it to his advantage. Jonathan has integrity and will fight hard to get the results you deserve.
Posted by MICHAEL | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experiance with Jonathan
I'll let the results from my case speak for its self. I retained custody of my five children with Jonathans guidance. Mr. Dunn is exceptional at his job, he is knowledgeable, hardworking, and understanding. I would highly recommend Jonathans services to anyone who needs a divorce lawyer.
Posted by Randy | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Dunn
Jonathan‘s been working for me for 45 years I believe it is now and he did exactly what he said he was going to do he got me for Cassidy and I no longer have to worry about anything what he promised he came through to me he’s the best lawyer in Savannah Georgia and if I ever need another lawyer for anything at all I would definitely hire him !!
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Response from Jonathan Dunn January 18, 2018
It was my pleasure. Also, I just wanted to confirm that I had the privilege of assisting for 4-5 years, rather than 45! Thanks, JVD
Posted by Scott | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert DUI Defense
Jonathan was a pleasure to work with. He was sharp, friendly, easy to get along with and an expert in his field. He worked relentlessly and constantly kept in communication with updates. Jonathan was very honest and set realistic expectations. He never made promises that he could not keep keep. I will definitely be recommending Jonathan in the future to anyone seeking DUI defense or Divorce services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
Divorce consultation
Mr. Dunn was extremely patient with my questions and concerns. He provided knowledgeable advice regarding the divorce agreement presented by my ex-husband. I was impressed with his moral character and honesty regarding my needs for a divorce attorney.
Posted by Nola | June 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst Divorce Lawyer
I hired Dunn to represent me in my divorce. So far he has let them take everything that was mine (businesses, money and property). This has been going on for over one year ever I am 70 years old, homeless and living out of my car. DO NOT USE!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zero Star Lawyer (or negative)
After doing his "due diligence" he had his office manager make an appointment for me to come to his office. She took my money for a consultation and Dunn listened whilst my associates, and I, gave details, and presented evidence regarding my case. After a very lengthy meeting, Dunn said I had "a great case", gave me their "JKD" folder (with requisite paperwork inside) and showed me which form to complete. He also told me to return it along with the $5000.00. I followed his direction and when I tried to deliver the $5000.00 early the next morning, he was "not available". Finding this VERY strange I went directly to his office. Upon entering, he was coming out of his office and he looked like a deer caught in headlights. He told me, as his eyes shifted left to right, left to right, that he could not take my case as there was a "conflict of interest". I could not understand what this could possibly be, as he had already performed his "due diligence" weeks before before prior to allowing me to schedule an appointment. I asked what the "conflict of interest" was and was incredulous with his response. It was, "our new attorney, of counsel, is YOUR EX's ATTORNEY" !!!!!! I was in utter disbelief! He sat for hours listening to privileged case information knowing his new lawyer represented the other party in my case. This shocking, disgusting, deplorable and verifiable behavior is Jonathan Dunn. My suggestion is to AVOID JONATHAN DUNN AT ALL COSTS. Documentation provided for verification with request (ga, coa, superior court etc.)Documentation provided for verification with request (ga, coa, superior court etc.)
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Response from Jonathan Dunn March 9, 2018
I am flattered that the writer wished to retain us; however, there was no impropriety in declining representation. At the time of the initial consultation, there was no conflict. The firm declined representation to avoid a potential conflict and promptly refunded the consultation fee. Prior to joining the firm, the new member withdrew from representation of the writer's former spouse, so that there was no conflict on that end, either. Although it is unfortunate that the firm could not be of assistance here, it is best practice to avoid even the possibility of a conflict.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McCorkle & Johnson, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chatham County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Thompson & Sweeny, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Moore, Clarke, Du Vall & Rodgers, PC
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Teacher
  • Landmark Christian School
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Mercer University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • King v. State, 290 Ga.App. 118, 658 S.E.2d 883 (2008);
  • Affirmed on Appeal
  • Scott v. State, 288 Ga.App. 738, 655 S.E.2d 326 (2007)
  • Affirmed on Appeal
  • Alvin v. State, 287 Ga.App. 350, 651 S.E.2d 489 (2007).
  • Affirmed on Appeal

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • 2001 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Who's Who Education
  • 1997

Publications

  • State Bar CLE Books
  • Unanswered Legal and Ethical Questions in Family Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Savannah Bar Association Hot Topics Seminar
  • Family Law Tips for the General Practitioner
  • 2013
  • Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Recent Developments in Family Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the opposing side of many cases with Jonathan. I have always found him to be well prepared and knowledgable. He will get the results his clients expect."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan has been opposing counsel on a few of my cases and he is always a tough advocate for his clients. Jonathan truly cares about his clients and always fights for their best interest."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is very rare that you meet an attorney who is smart and cares about the work they do as much as Jonathan Dunn."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Jonathan on a variety of cases and issues in our shared practice area. He is ethical, conscientious, and an accomplished trial attorney. His past experience as an Assistant DA also gives him valuable insight into a variety of criminal issues which arise incidental to family law cases. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathan is a well-prepared and knowledgeable attorney. He'll fight hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an excellent attorney and one of the most intelligent and hard working people that I know. He is an experienced and dedicated advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Jonathan Dunn."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan Dunn is an immensely competent and tenacious attorney who advocates with zeal and vigor. He has spent the majority of his legal career practicing in the areas of criminal and family law, and he has genuine care and concern for his clients. Jonathan is a pillar of justice, and those retaining his legal services can expect superb representation. Without reserve, I highly recommend this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for almost 20 years, and wholeheartedly endorse him. He is passionate, fearless, and extremely bright. I consider myself fortunate to have never found myself on the opposite side of a legal equation from Jonathan Dunn."
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Savannah Family Lawyer Jonathan Victor Dunn
Jonathan Victor Dunn
Family Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 21 years