Frank Van Dusen - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Frank Van Dusen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Frank Van Dusen joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1986. He is a labor and employment counselor and litigator who focuses his practice on union-avoidance counseling, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, collective bargaining issues, wage-and-hour litigation, and covenants not to compete. He represents brokerage firms, tribal employers, educational institutions (higher education and K-12), hospitals, and companies in the financial, retail, manufacturing, and communications industries.

Additional Information

Court Admissions U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • Princeton UniversityBA University of Puget SoundJ.D.
    American Employment Law CouncilSeattle-King County Bar Association

    Case History

    Robinson v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc., King County Superior Court (13-2-05874-0) — The Honorable Helen Halpert dismissed plaintiff's age and disability discrimination and accommodation claims on summary judgment (2014).
    Cope v. WinCo Foods, Inc. — U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (CV 07-5064 FVS). The Honorable Fred Van Sickle dismissed state tort claims and hybrid DFR/Section 301 claim under the National Labor Relations Act on summary judgment (2010).
    Nelson v. Quality Food Centers, Inc. and Robert Callahan — U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (07-1757) (Hon. Marsha J. Pechman). Demoted store manager brought Section 1981, Title VII, and RCW 49.60 race discrimination claims; Judge Pechman granted defendant’s summary judgment motion and dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims (2009); aff’d, 368 F. App'x 817 (9th Cir. 2010).
    Electronic Evidence Discovery v. Regina Chepalis — U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (Hon. Robert S. Lasnik). Plaintiff’s motion for temporary restraining order to enforce covenant not to compete in trade-secret case against our client denied—case dismissed 60 days later (2008).

    Office Location

    2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
    Seattle, WA 98121-1128
    United States


    Practice Areas

    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor and Employment