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.)
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.