Williamson County lawyer disbarred due to disciplinary complaints
Dunn participated in a timeshare relief system that did not actually provide any relief to the complainants.
Matthew David Dunn was disbarred for misleading timeshare owners. According to a Williamson Herald article, dated June 12, 2020, “in 12 of the disciplinary complaints filed, Dunn participated in a timeshare relief system that did not actually provide any relief to the complainants. Dunn would send a form letter to the timeshare agency, but then he abandoned each client.”
“The Supreme Court of Tennessee disbarred Matthew David Dunn, a Williamson County-based lawyer, from the practice of law and ordered restitution in the amount of $95,621 and costs of the disciplinary proceeding be paid.”
Judge’s Ruling on the Pattern of Fraud and Deception
Owners were told to stop all communication with their timeshare company while the exit company kept them in the dark about the status of their matter.
According to the American Resort Development Association-Resort Owners’ Coalition in a June 2019 report, “A judge for the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Orlando Division ruled against Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates, a so-called timeshare exit firm, in a case brought on by Westgate Resorts.”
“In the summary judgment ruling, the judge stated, ‘Mr. Sussman’s letters informing timeshare owners they successfully exited… are objectively deceptive.’ The court also stated that, ‘Contrary to what owners were told, stopping payments does not effectuate a timeshare exit,’ which is a tactic many companies and individuals in the timeshare exit industry attempt to use.” Following Sussman’s instruction, these owners stopped making their timeshare payments and unknowingly were forced into additional debt and in the worst cases, foreclosure.