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.
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
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).