Frank S. Clowney III


Frank Clowney has spent over forty 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.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law 10%
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law 60%
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury 30%
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Discrimination: Sex, Race and Disability
  • Wrongful Employment Termination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Current Employment Positions
  • Sole Practitioner
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1978
Professional Associations
  • American Association for Justice, Maritime Law Section, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member, 1985 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member, 1985 - Present
  • San Diego Superior Court Arbitration Panel, Panelist, 1990 - Present
  • San Diego Superior Court (Settlement Conferences), Judge Pro Tem, 1990 to 2000
  • State Bar of California, Attorney Fee Arbitrator, 1990 - Present
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1974
    • 1974
    • Honors: With High Honors
Pro-Bono Activities
  • Youth Soccer, Baseball and Basketball Coach, 1990 to 2010
  • Cub Scout Leader, Leader, 1992 to 1996
Representative Clients
  • Crew Members from Fishing Vessels
  • Sport Fishing Vessel Passengers & Crew
  • Cruise Ship Crew Members and Passengers
  • Tug Boat Crew Members
  • Tanker Crew Members
  • Freighter Crew Members
  • Commercial and Pleasure Vessel Crew Members and Passengers