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Jonathan Paul Jennings

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Ravenna, OH

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    21%
    Including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, collections and collection defense

    17 years

  2. Criminal defense
    21%
    Representation in Municipal and Common Pleas Courts of felonies and misdemeanors.

    12 years

  3. Child custody
    19%
    Including post-divorce modifications, juvenile modifications, and juvenile abuse, neglect & dependency cases

    23 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    19%
    Including Collaborative Law, divorce, and dissolution

    23 years

  5. Probate
    12%
    Including estates, guardianships, wills, power of attorneys, living wills, and durable power of attorneys for health care

    23 years

  6. Other
    8%

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Kent Office - 1001 South Water Street, Kent, Ohio
Ravenna Office - 223 West Main Street, Ravenna, Ohio
Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Jonathan

Jonathan P. Jennings, Attorney
223 West Main Street
Ravenna, OH, 44266

Reviews

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Posted by John L. | March 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely and professional
Timely and professional assistance with my case. I appreciate his help.
Posted by susan | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
terrible
Jonathan jennings never told the court hes my attorney. He never answered a counterclaim against me. He never asked for default judgment like he said he would. He told the disciplinary counsel a protection order was not warranted when he had me sIgn the paperwork for one. He filled out discovery and said he sent it in and never did. I found out over a month later after i terminated him when there was a court date and the other side asked for it. Luckily, the magistrate allowed me more time. He never answered a single email. Instead of owning up to his errors, he lied to the disciplinary counsel when i reported him. Now he continues to send me emails trying to get me to drop the whole thing and in his words find a way to be happy and move on with my life. He messed up a serious case where i am suing for over 25000 for property damage, destruction of timber, etc. I hired jonathan in good faith and paid him a 1000.00. Retainer. He did nothing but cause damage to my case. He could not even answer a simple question of where my fence camera was pointed. I have witnesses who knows jonathan told the magistrate he did not know when the other party falsely accused me of having it pointed at his bedroom window. He told me the magistrate would not look at evidence that day but she looked at my neighbors picture. I had a stroller full of evidence dsipelling the lies against me and jonathan just sat there and did nothing to defend me. I could not go inside the courtroom as when you have an attorney you have to depend on them to do the right thing for you. Jonathan failed. I have had 3 attorneys now tell me he commited legal malpractice. 2 of them even contacted jonathan and told him to do the right thing and return my retainer as he did such a poor job as i was going to use it to pay them a retainer. I have every intention on persuing it. Unfortunately i have to wait to my current case is settled before i can determine how much monetary damage he has caused me. I also hired him to straighten out my mortgage escrow. I had to keep calling myself. For 3 months, he never made a phone call i was told later. After several more letters and phone calls from me to the mortgage company, i finally got it straightened out myself. Now he says i owe him more money as he used up all of my retainer answering my complaints i have filed against him and he cannot see to return any of it out of his goodwill. At this point he can keep it as i intend to persue this further through the court system. What he did not do is basic ohio law 101. I found out later he caused severe damage to other peoples cases also. There are instances where he did not even show up for court. I did not know he was coming to my court date as he never answered an email from me. He did not even tell me when the court date was. I had to look it up in the docket. Looking back, i wish he would have stayed home. He was not getting any paperwork as he never signed on as my attorney. The case said i was pro se when he was my attorney for over 4 months.
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Response from Jonathan Jennings December 28, 2016
Her same complaints to the BBB and Ohio Supreme Court were fully and thoroughly investigated. The Ohio Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel wrote: "Our investigation disclosed no ethical violations or improprieties in Attorney Jennings's representation."

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jonathan P. Jennings
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Roubic Law Offices, LLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney
  • Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2011

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Malone College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Federal Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northeast Ohio Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Portage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • United Way of Portage County
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • TownHall 2 In-Service
  • Living Wills
  • 2016
  • Fundamentals of Family Law
  • Social Security and Domestic Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Probate Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Jennings are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer, he offered practical advice and his answer was spot on to the issue presented."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation