Frank S. Clowney III

Frank S. Clowney III has been practicing law in San Diego for over forty-two years.  He has prosecuted cases in the Superior Court of California, the United States District Court and various administrative agencies.  Mr. Clowney has focused on employment law since 1990.  He has put  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
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Discrimination: Sex, Race and Disability
  • Wrongful Employment Termination
  • Wage and Hour

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
  • California Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Law Section, Member, 2010 – Present


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

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Youth Soccer, Baseball and Basketball Coach, 1990 to 2010
  • Cub Scout Leader, Leader, 1992 to 1996

Attorney Frank S. Clowney III

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Client Testimonials

  • Daniel Gilleon was so easy to work with and helped me get results fast. Thanks for everything Daniel!

  • Dan Gilleon was the only attorney I could find to take on a company as big and powerful as my employer. And when it was done he had them crying uncle!

  • Very concerned professionals all the way. We are very pleased how Gilleon handled our San Diego car accident case. From us to your entire staff, thank you.

  • This is the best personal injury lawyer in San Diego. I got into a car accident while driving in downtown San Diego. I suffered a neck injury. I was going to be out work and lose my personal pay. The insurance company didn’t want to pay. I hired this San Diego personal injury lawyer in San Diego and they made sure I got paid. Thank you guys.

  • Dan Gilleon’s proficiency and knowledge in the practice of law, coupled with his expert negotiation skills are a sincere comfort to his clients when tenuous and legal matters arise.

  • Dan worked diligently for months to resolve my case, which ended up in court. We won twice what we originally asked for. I am very pleased!

  • Dan Gilleon is the Attorney you want in your court when facing legal issues.

  • In life, you meet a few people that really change it for the better, one such person is Dan Gilleon. I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Dan took this difficult personal injury case, which could have gone either way on a decision. From day one Dan started working meticulously and never stopped working until we received just compensation. If you want a smart, honest, non-stop bulldog, there’s only one man I would recommend- Dan Gilleon. I can’t thank him enough.

  • I fully knew what to expect and was informed every step of the way.

    – Shannon F.
  • I received a great settlement, things moved quickly, and they still keep in contact with me to see how I am doing. Really great law firm.

    – Anonymous