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Contact Joseph

500 Broadway Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98660
T: 360.699.4771

Joseph Vance

Partner

Joe Vance takes great pride in helping clients resolve different problems. He is the chair of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's Vancouver litigation team and has more than 20 years' experience successfully representing clients in a wide variety of complex litigation in both state and federal court in Washington and Oregon. The type of cases litigated include: defending employers in a full range of employment-related claims; all types of real estate related litigation, including adverse possession and other property disputes; corporate governance disputes; construction disputes; and TEDRA and guardianship litigation.

A strength of Joe's litigation practice is his deep knowledge of his clients' business and their people. Joe focuses on understanding how his clients work and their goals. He works closely with his clients to do a thorough early evaluation of each case and to develop a litigation strategy based on his clients' short- and long-term goals. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Joe has been recognized as a "Labor and Employment Star – West" by Benchmark Litigation and been selected for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers magazine.

Representative Experience

Defended employer in eight-day federal-court jury trial alleging ADA discrimination and wrongful discharge. Defense verdict on all claims.
Defended employer in five-day arbitration alleging sexual harassment, FMLA discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. Defense verdict on all claims.
Successfully compelled plaintiff to arbitrate claims, through motion in district court and subsequent appeal to Ninth Circuit. Defended employer in five-day arbitration alleging age discrimination, workers' compensation retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Defense verdict on all claims.
Defended employer in federal-court age-discrimination and wrongful-termination case. Obtained summary judgment on all claims.
Defended employer in federal-court case alleging race discrimination, FMLA violations, and wrongful discharge. Obtained summary judgment on all claims.