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

Joseph Vance

Partner
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.
Defended employer in state-court case alleging wrongful termination. Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claim.
Obtained summary judgment for employer on marital status discrimination claim.
Defended employer in federal-court whistleblower and wrongful-termination case. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice after completion of her deposition.
Defended employer in five-plaintiff state- court case alleging sexual harassment. Favorably settled claims before trial.
Defended employer in state-court case alleging wrongful termination and retaliation. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice after completion of his deposition.
Defended employer in federal-court case alleging wrongful termination and retaliation. Obtained dismissal of all claims on a motion to dismiss.
Defended bank against claims of breach of contract and fraud alleging damages in excess of $35 million. Obtained directed verdict on all claims.
Obtained summary judgment for bank on $16 million breach-of-contract claim.
Represented Texaco and Equillon Enterprises LLC in antitrust case brought by gasoline dealers in the Portland area. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants had violated price discrimination statutes and sought $9 million in damages. Case settled after summary judgment motions filed.
Defended manufacturer against claims for over $3 million based on alleged products liability, negligence, and breach of warranty.
Represented defendant in federal-court breach-of-contract case alleging in excess of $6 million in damages. Favorably settled claims before trial.
Defended bank against UCC and negligence claims seeking damages in excess of $100,000 related to embezzlement by plaintiff's bookkeeper. Favorably settled claims at start of trial.
Successfully represented the landlord in a commercial landlord/tenant dispute.
Defended employer in federal-court Equal Pay Act and Title VII discrimination case. Obtained summary judgment on all claims.
Represented the plaintiff in a weeklong arbitration establishing claims for breach of contract related to real estate development.
Obtained summary judgment in a quiet title action related to the enforceability of a deed of trust. The trial court's decision was upheld on appeal.
Represented defendants in a two-day trial establishing a counterclaim for declaratory judgment to quiet title, ejectment, and breach of contract related to a dispute over property ownership. The trial court's decision was upheld on appeal.
Represented Weyerhaeuser in a four-day private condemnation trial to obtain a private way of necessity over Weyerhaeuser's preferred route.
Represented Weyerhaeuser in a four-day private condemnation trial to obtain a private way of necessity over Weyerhaeuser's preferred route. Successfully reduced defendants' petitions for attorney fees and costs by 75 percent.