Frank S. Clowney III

Frank S. Clowney III

Sole Practitioner
San Diego, California
(619) 618-2419
(866) 604-1775
(619) 557-0482

Frank Clowney has spent over thirty years putting his problem solving skills to use helping others who are in distress because of either employment problems or an injury. Mr. Clowney provides his clients with both personal attention and the tools to overcome their legal concerns and go forward with their lives. This involves taking the time to educate his clients on both the law and the legal process so that they can follow along and understand their own case. He limits the number of cases that he accepts in order to maintain the highest level of personal contact with his clients. No two clients are the same. Some need a prompt resolution of their legal matter through negotiation or mediation. Others need to go to trial. Mr. Clowney tailors his approach in handling a case to his client's particular needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • 10% Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • 60% Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employer
  • Elder Law
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • 30% Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation
  • Discrimination: Sex, Race and Disability
  • Wrongful Employment Termination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California - 1974
    • Honors: With High Honors

Representative Clients

  • Private and Public Sector Employees
  • Crew Members from Fishing Vessels
  • Cruise Ship Crew Members and Passengers
  • Tug Boat Crew Members
  • Tanker Crew Members
  • Freighter Crew Members
  • Commercial and Pleasure Vessel Crew Members and Passengers
  • Azteca Airlines
  • Bootworld San Diego
  • The Access Center of San Diego, Inc.
  • On Broadway Event Center, LLC
  • 7.62 Design Inc.
  • Cays Yacht Sales, Inc.
  • Pacific Yacht Refitters, Inc.
  • The T. Sector, Inc.
  • Millenium Pro Sales, Inc.
  • The State of Connecticut

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Maritime Law Section, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1985 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Panelist, San Diego Superior Court Arbitration Panel, 1990 - Present
  • San Diego Superior Court (Settlement Conferences), Judge Pro Tern, 1990 - 2000
  • State Bar of California, Attorney Fee Arbitrator, 1990 - Present
  • Youth Soccer, Baseball and Basketball Coach, 1990 - Present
  • Cub Scout Leader, Leader, 1992 - 1996