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Jonathan Adam Dessaules

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   33 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 22 years
    Arizona - AZ 24 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    We are a boutique litigation firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration cases involving real estate, employment, and business matters.

    26 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    We are a boutique litigation firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration cases involving real estate, employment, and business matters.

    26 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    We are a boutique litigation firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration cases involving real estate, employment, and business matters.

    26 years

  4. Consumer protection
    20%
    We are a boutique litigation firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration cases involving real estate, employment, and business matters.

    26 years

  5. Appeals
    5%
    We regularly represent existing and new clients in matters before state and federal appellate courts.

    26 years

EXPERIENCE IN A WIDE RANGE OF PRACTICE AREAS IN FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS AT BOTH THE TRIAL AND APPELLATE LEVELS. CONTACT US AT (844) 907-4257

Jonathan is a licensed litigation attorney with more than fifteen years of litigation experience, practicing primarily in the areas of real estate, employment, commercial disputes, and insurance defense and bad faith in all state and federal courts in Arizona. Jonathan holds active licenses in Arizona and California and represents clients in civil and commercial matters throughout both states at both the trial and appellate level. 

Jonathan’s clients include businesses, large and small, as well as individuals desiring superior, prompt and effective legal services without the unnecessary hefty price tag that is often standard with larger firms. He founded the firm with the belief that quality, skilled legal representation can be provided to clients at a reasonable rate.  He and the other lawyers at the Dessaules Law Group are actively committed to providing exceptional, individualized service to the firm’s clients, protecting their interests, and achieving their goals promptly and efficiently, regardless whether the case is a complex commercial litigation matter, defense of a “simple” automobile accident, or an adverse possession dispute.

Jonathan is a 1997 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and received his undergraduate degrees from Rutgers University in 1994.  He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Earl H. Carroll of the United States District Court for District of Arizona and presently serves as a pro tem judge on the Maricopa County Superior Court’s civil calendar.  Before forming the Dessaules Law Group, Jon spent several years at one of the country’s largest law firms in its commercial litigation section. 

Jonathan is Peer Review Rated AV® PreeminentTM in Martindale-Hubbell. An AV® rating is the highest possible rating available.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2019,2016
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2016

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Location

Dessaules Law Group
5343 North 16th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Susan | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan A. Dessaules
Best attorney ever! I had a horrible experience with my hoa not releasing old liens and double billing during litigation. We went back and forth for 13 years until I hired Jonathan Dessaules as my hoa attorney within 2 months my liens were released and my ledger was zero. I highly recommend any issues you may have with your hoa hire him do not try to fight on your own the laws are easily mis leading hard to understand he knew every law Jonathan was able explain why it was not right to me and he was able to have it cleared up fast. I had an almost 6000 ledger go to zero for my family to truly start fresh! I wish I found him in 2010 would have saved me so much more.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 15, 2023
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Where the “Good Guy” Finishes First.
From onset to resolution, Jon oversaw my case and stepped in as needed to mentor the team. Jon as a seasoned expert naturally gravitates to the heart of the matter and brilliantly deduces strategy or on-the-spot follow up questions within depositions and court proceedings. I certainly see Jon as the honorable judge earning the respect of the court, his peers, and his clients. While I am veteran, this is the first time that I felt I had a guardian and for that, Jon, you have my heartfelt gratitude.
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Posted by Mo & Ashly | February 1, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Our HOA sued us over our addition due to a setback violation. We had never had to retain a lawyer before in our lives and suddenly we were in a panic. We contacted Jon Dessaules from Dessaules Law Group and from the first conversation we knew we had come to the right place. Jon knew from experience the possible outcomes and walked us through what would most likely happen. Before our initial conversation, Jon took the time to review the facts about the case and various documents we had provided. We had interviewed 3 other law firms and even started down the road with one of them. The experience with Dessaules Law was night and day. We saw immediate results and even saw a difference in how our HOA began treating us. The HOA went from being arrogant, standoffish, and demanding we tear down our addition to back channeling for a settlement. Jon and his team gave clear answers to our questions and provided straight forward guidance on the best way to proceed with the case. When we gave suggestions or feedback it was incorporated where appropriate. Dessaules Law handled our case in Tucson flawlessly (even though they are 2 hours away in Phoenix). We began the case worried we would have to tear down our entire addition and start over. We ended with a settlement where we did not have to change a thing. We couldn’t be happier with Dessaules Law and Highly recommend them.
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Posted by Anngelica | July 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Superhero: brilliant, protector, responsive, professional, and great value
Mr. Dessaules and his team (in addition to Jonathan: Douglas and Hilary have also been exceptionally helpful) have provided me with patient, timely, responsive, highly-competent, skilled, and fairly-priced representation. I am a licensed AZ attorney who practices in a very different area of law and came to a point where I found myself far outside my professional realm of comfort, requiring assistance relating to a personal and emotional HOA problem, which necessitated that I secure retention of an attorney with substantial experience dealing in plaintiff HOA issues & real estate law. I conducted some basic solo research via the trusty Google machine to find the right person to help me, ultimately identifying, requesting assistance from, then retaining Mr. Dessaules. Prior to discussing my specific problem with him then seeking his engagement, I did not know him, his firm, or the reputations of either. I found myself in a rather embarrassing professional place: in a position where I felt it necessary to ask another local attorney with whom I was not familiar to professionally represent me because I required help with a situation that was outside my scope of expertise. This was not a professional favor or courtesy; I approached him as a stranger/hopeful client who needed help and he and his staff immediately acknowledged my announced embarrassment, very casually minimized it to make the situation easier for me, and carried me through, achieving a better outcome for me than I had hoped for from the outset. The situation was emotional for me so I must shamefully admit that Mr. Dessaules had to deal with a bad/emotional client at times. Throughout, (and unlike me) Mr. Dessaules never lost composure or professionalism but stayed the course, responding on weekends and evenings, while working to negotiate the best possible outcome for me, treating me with respect, very timely attention and response, and ultimately negotiated a better outcome for me than I even hoped for or requested upon engaging him. Mr. Dessaules has handled my representation with exceeding professionalism and grace. I regard him and his team as highly-skilled within their HOA/real estate area of specialty, which represents the limit of my experience with him and his firm. I admire and respect Mr. Dessaules and his firm's professionalism, work product, and find his billing practices to be uncommonly fair. Fan for life. I have proudly referred him to two people requiring assistance with real estate/HOA representation and as a similarly-situated professional working within an adjacent sandbox, he is, without hesitation, the go-to plaintiff HOA or real estate litigation attorney specialist based on my personal experience with another professional with whom I share a the same licensure.
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Posted by Brian Sopatyk | October 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I’m 74 years old, a property owner since 1971 and have dealt with real estate attorneys in Idaho and Arizona. To make a long story short … wish we would have meet years earlier. Jonathan and Jacob both represented me with several HOA matters. Butted heads a bit but took the time to straighten me out to best understand the law and the process. Became very evident they had our best business interests in mind. During court proceedings, I was absolutely awestruck with the knowledge of the cases and how it was represented. Awesome!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Dessaules Law Group
My HOA wasn't repairing the Common Elements and I had water intrusion. Little did I know that they'd dig their heels in and continue to not repair things once I complained. I had no recourse but to sue. After interviewing 4 attorneys, I chose Dessaules Law Group. I was impressed with Mr. Dessaules demeanor and practical/pragmatic outlook. He never spoke down to me and tolerated my concerns, responding with patient and polite advice every time. The HOA's attorney said "the Association is not required to repair any/all leaks that an owner might bring to the Association’s attention", which of course, sounds crazy. Had I not had the heroes at DLG to help me weather that craziness I'm not sure what I'd have done. Mr. Dessaules helped immensely by infusing humor at the right moments, to help me disengage and wait out the storm. Jonathan Dessaules and his team stuck with me through the bitter 3 year process and made sure I walked away with at least something for the losses I'd endured. It was only through his good graces that we were able to strike a deal with the HOA's insurance carrier, get repairs and settle without going to court. I'm very, very grateful for Jonathan Dessaules and his team, including Mr. Robert Connelly and paralegal Hilary. Thanks to you, I can move on with my life.
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Posted by Christa Lawcock | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and puts client first
Jon stepped in at literally the last minute after a miserable experience with another attorney. He pulled no punches, laid out the case as he saw it and the potentials for a jury, along with the potential coats to get me TO said jury. And while I would have won, the costs didn't bear it out for me. So I settled. Am I happy with the settlement? I'd have been happier with more but it's a solid win as is, and I truly saw him put my needs above his own in giving me the recommendation.
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Posted by Alex & Pam Ponomarew | March 29, 2021
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Highly skilled Attorney
I asked HOA neighbors dispute questions on AVVO. Jonathan Dessaules responded shortly with questions of his own. Once retained, Mr.Dessaules demonstrated his legal knowledge and skill to resolve the issue and satisfy our complaint. During this time, a retaliatory HOA property manager filed a violation complaint on behalf of a disgruntled neighbor. He again used his legal knowledge and skills to have the violation closed. I would retain the J Desaussles Law Group again when needed. Personally endorse and recommend his legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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Smart, friendly, and avid attorney
Mr. Dessaules is an outstanding attorney. Very well respected within the legal community and a great advocate for his clients. Highly recommend Mr. Dessaules and Dessaules Law Group for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
Jon is an outstanding attorney who is very detail-oriented and thinks outside the box regarding getting matters resolved.
Posted by Danny | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Attorney Who Fights for his Clients!
Jon is Brilliant...He is able to take complex issues and break them down to easily understood concepts. More importantly, he will go to battle and fight for his clients. He is an outstanding litigator who knows how to WIN! Highly recommend Jon!
Posted by Jerome | March 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Jonathan provided us with professional service he got right to the bottom of our issue with HOA attorney and figured out what the discrepancies were and he negotiate a settlement agreement in weeks.We also explain to me all the HOA attorneys were breaking the law and going to against the statue of Arizona. He is very knowledgeable about his work. We will use him again if we need his services again in the future. We where very pleased with his work.
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Posted by Erika | May 15, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend Jonathan Dessaules and the attorneys at Dessaules Law Group, Phoenix, AZ. After years of harassing HOA fines and failed personal appeals to the HOA Board, I retained Jon to represent me. Throughout the dispute I was impressed by the firm’s communication and attention to detail. Jon and his team were incredible and resolved my issue beyond satisfaction and expectation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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Great Attorney
Jon represented me recently in a HOA matter. He did a terrific job at the Administrative Hearing and I was very impressed with his knowledge and tenacity in presenting my case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Brian | July 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HOA abuse
My wife and I found Mr. Dessaules to be quite expert, available and reasonable in our consultation with him on HOA issues. Hope we don’t need him again but glad to know that a true expert is available to help, if we do need him.
Posted by Debbie | July 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Jonathan Dessaules is an amazing attorney and individual. He is ethical, honest and hard working. He is patient, takes the time to listen to you and then provides his honest, thorough feedback. He keeps you informed every step of the way. He truly cares about you as a person not just as a client. I highly recommend Jonathan Dessaules!
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Posted by Heather Sandoval | July 16, 2019
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The best attorney!
Jonathan Dessaules is hands down the best attorney! I knew great things about him so when I was in need of someone highly respected, professional, ethical, and highly qualified I knew I had to travel from Tucson to Phoenix because he was the one that I wanted to represent me. Not to mention, he also traveled to Tucson for my case. He’s honest, always provides updates on the case, responds to calls and emails in a timely manner, and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him over and over again and I would also retain him if ever needed in the future. Stop shopping around for an attorney and schedule a consultation now!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
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HOA Dispute
We had an uncooperative HOA which led to being sued. We called Jon and his staff on the eve of an action and they took on our case and responded immediately. Throughout the process, Jon was helpful, calming and provided excellent explanation on what was happening. He is extremely knowledgeable about HOA laws. He also displayed high integrity during the process and we always knew he had only our best interests in mind. We would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2018
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HOA Lawsuit
This was my first law suit. Jon was courteous, professional, and got me everything I asked for. I will definitely use Jon in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Jon for tenant/landlord dispute
After a painful multi-year lawsuit against our former landlord, Jon finally got us a settlement. We didn't think it was possible, but he made it happen. Throughout the process, he was straightforward, knowledgeable and honest. It was a frustrating case that dragged out needlessly, and he was a steady hand that kept us focused and on track. He was very conscientious about keeping costs down for us, which was much appreciated. We highly recommend Jon and his team for any tenants' rights cases.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dessaules Law Group
  • 2008 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Dessaules Harper
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Meagher & Geer
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Bryan Cave
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court of Arizona
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McNair v. Maxwell & Morgan, 893 F.3d 680
  • Summary judgment reversed on appeal
  • Bocchino v. Fountain Shadows HOA, 244 Ariz. 323, 418 P3d 1096 (App. 2018)
  • Affirmed on appeal
  • O'Brien v. Marsh, 2012 WL 5963440 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • Dismissal of client affirmed on appeal
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Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has demonstrated himself to be a dedicated and talented attorney in pursuing the causes of his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jon 20 years ago at a large international firm where we were "in the trenches" together. He impressed me not only for his exceptional legal skills and intelligence, but for his charismatic personality and rare ability to "play well with others!" Over the years, Jon and I have remained good friends and I call on him first whenever I have an unusual legal issue I've never encountered. He always has the answer and is happy to share his knowledge and experience. Recently, he volunteered to work pro-bono with me defending a small nonprofit client against a malicious and unfounded counterclaim for fraud. He did so only because he was so offended by the claim and because the client lacked the resources to pay for a vigorous defense. He was instrumental in resolving the case. Jon is a gifted lawyer, a loyal friend and a good man with impeccable integrity. I endorse Jon without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jon is an excellent litigator and and client advocate, and a terrific boss and mentor."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon is an excellent attorney with over 20 years of experience. He prioritizes finding solutions to difficult legal issues. Jon has a direct approach and a unique talent for taking a complicated case and breaking its issues down into simple components. He is dynamic and results-driven, which consistently helps his clients achieve successful outcomes. I would highly recommend Jon for any legal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon is one of the fiercest litigators I've met. He has extensive knowledge in several areas of the law and the ability to quickly become a master in new areas."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"An outstanding attorney. I wholeheartedly endore Jonathan Dessaules."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer, one of the most solution-focused people I've ever known."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jon on client matters and referred clients to Jon for litigation and employment matters. Jon is an excellent advocate and problem solver for his clients. He expertly and efficiently finds the best solution to clients' problems without needlessly driving up legal fees. I wholeheartedly endorse Jon."
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Phoenix Litigation Lawyer Jonathan Adam Dessaules
Jonathan Adam Dessaules
Litigation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available