Jill R. Dunn

Partner

Atlanta, GA
D 770.818.1409 | C 678.313.7227 | F 770.937.9960
[email protected]

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2003
    • Associate Student Works Editor, South Carolina Law Review
  • B.A., Clemson University, magna cum laude, 2000

Interdisciplinary Teams

Class Actions

Healthcare

Overview

Jill Dunn is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office and is co-chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers National Practice Section. Ms. Dunn focuses her practice on representing clients in commercial matters, including numerous complex disputes involving class action defense, investor derivative claims, securities fraud, qui tam claims, whistleblower investigations and defense, franchisor/franchisee and dealer negotiations and disputes, fraud/misrepresentation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenant enforcement and defense, computer fraud and theft and landlord/tenant disputes. Ms. Dunn has experience representing healthcare organizations in matters involving fiduciary obligations, compliance, and contract-based disputes. Ms. Dunn also has experience handling defamation and disparagement claims. In addition, Ms. Dunn focuses on professional liability defense involving accountants, attorneys, architects/engineers, and medical professionals.

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Bar Admissions

Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals

United States Middle District of Georgia

United States Northern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • Author, “Protection in Contract Language – Raising Materials Cost”, ForConstructionPros.com, November 8, 2016.
  • Author, “How to Maximize Your Leverage While Leasing”, Restaurant Hospitality, August 1, 2016.
  • Author, “Why Construction Contracts Need to Define ‘Substantial Completion’,” ForConstructionPros.com, May 26, 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Man Franchise Agreements Are Drafted to Provide the Franchisor a Unilateral Right to Purchase a Franchise,” Franchising Today, May 18, 2016.
  • Author, “A Practical Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls in Drafting Arbitration Provisions,” InsideCounsel, April 21, 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Franchise Agreements: 5 Points to Consider Before Signing, “Restaurant Hospitality, February 21, 2016.
  • How Enforceable Is Your Construction Arbitration Provision, ForConstructionPros.com, February 17, 2016.
  • Is Substantial Compliance With a Contractual Notice Provision in Construction Contracts Good Enough?, ForConstructionPros.com, August 20, 2015.
  • A New Way of Arbitration, Construction Today, June 16, 2015.
  • Problematic Lease Provisions: The Top Three Offenders, Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, March 4, 2015.
  • Issues for Hotel Operator Tenants When Negotiating Leases, Hotel Online, February 24, 2015.
  • What to Know When Negotiating a Restaurant Lease, Restaurant Hospitality, February 12, 2015.
  • Important Provisions in Construction Contracts – Part 2, ForConstructionPros.com, February 16, 2015.
  • Tenant Build-out and Operating Expense Lease Provisions Can Pose Problems for Landlords, FacilitiesNet.com, February 2015.
  • Important Provisions in Construction Contracts – Part 1, ForConstructionPros.com, December 8, 2014.
  • Insurance Tips for the Busy Construction Professional: Part 2 – Common Policy Exclusions and How to Avoid Gaps in Coverage, ForConstructionPros.com, October 13, 2014.
  • Insurance Tips for the Busy Construction Professional: Part 1 – Common Types of Coverage and Selecting a Carrier, ForConstructinPros.com, August 14, 2014.
  • New AAA Rules Call Into Questions Finality of Arbitration Awards, ForConstructionPros.com, June 12, 2014.
  • A Decision Without a Solution: Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 53 S.C.L.Rev. 717, Spring 2002.
  • Georgia Supreme Court Severely Limits Landlords’ Recovery of Attorney Fees in Georgia – Part 1, Retail Law Strategist, August 2008 (Volume 8, Issue 8).
  • Georgia Supreme Court Severely Limits Landlords’ Recovery of Attorney Fees in Georgia – Part 2, Retail Law Strategist, September 2008 (Volume 8, Issue 9).
Affiliations
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2013 – present
  • Chair, In-Town Mentoring Circle for Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2013 – present