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Arin M Dunn

Intellectual property Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 23 years
    Washington - WA 26 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Arin

Learn Arin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    General Counsel or In-House Counsel for small to mid size companies. Managed wide-ranging business matters for clients.

    27 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    Handled a variety of shareholder, director, and corporate disputes/transactions.

    25 years, 100 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    20%
    Experienced employment lawyer and mediator has handled cases in a number of areas. For employees, Mr. Dunn handles disputes in state and federal courts relating to Sexual Harassment, Race Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Family Medical Leave Act, ADA, EEOC, etc. For employers, Mr. Dunn has handled employment risk management issues and defense. Such as, by preparing employment agreements, non-solicitiation agreements, executive compensation, employment manuals.

    25 years, 800 cases

  4. Intellectual property
    20%
    Experience handling mission-critical intellectual property risk management and litigation issues for a major corporations, small companies, and individuals. A few sample issues listed below: computer software licensing, patent litigation, disputes, and licensing trade secret violations, federal trademark filings and registration, copyright filings and registration, unfair competition, and misappropriation.

    27 years, 500 cases

  5. Litigation
    20%
    Manage complex corporate litigation, mediation, and dispute resolution usually involving overlapping business, corporate, IP, and employment legal issues. Often such cases involve multiple parties and/or multiple jurisdictions.

Location

Arin M Dunn
1409 Franklin St Ste 211
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Reviews

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Posted by Andrea | May 5, 2022
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Arin Dunn saved my husband's job
My husband was in peril of losing his job because of cognitive dysfunction due to a car accident. Arin Dunn, who is exemplary and professional, helped my husband in a myriad of ways to ensure that he could keep his job under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - with reasonable accommodations.
Posted by M | October 12, 2021
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High Recomendation
Arin is what you look for in a lawyer. Someone who understands the legal risks but also knows how to propose a path forward for both parties. Arin helped me with a complex multinational employment agreement in the tech field. He was responsive, thorough, and took the time to explain the legal reality.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
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Executive Employee
As an executive for a large employer, Arin guided me through a highly sensitive issue with my direct supervisor. That conflict was very difficult to resolve but I kept my job. We stuck with it. Ultimately, I was able to navigate the situation my superior was removed. In fact, I was promoted into their role. Arin’s expertise in wading through the facts and law helped me to navigate these huge risks and protect my career where many of my co-workers lost their jobs. I recommend Arin for his expertise in navigating employment law, organizational dynamics, and human behavior.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Professional Development and Legal Career Advice
Arin is a consummate professional and I sought his expertise for that reason. His command of his field is coupled with a generous nature, and he has been invaluable to me in my professional development. Its been a pleasure working with Arin and I'm glad I hired him.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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Justice
We hired Arin Dunn to resolve an employment issue. Arin took charge and keep us informed all the way to the end with a settlement. I would recommend Arin Dunn to handle your legal needs. Thank you Arin
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2018
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Severance Negotiation
I was under a short time frame to respond to an unexpected job loss. The company offered me a severance that did not feel very fair. Arin was quick to respond and helped me to negotiate a much more agreeable package in a short period of time. I would not have been able to achieve any level of comfort during this difficult time without Arin's help. Because of Arin I am protected and it did not cost me an arm and a leg.
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Response from Arin Dunn December 7, 2018
I am confident that you will move on from this and be more successful than you expect. I appreciated our efficiency in working together. We kept costs low thanks to your involvement.
Posted by Randy | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helped us get started
Arin was instrumental in helping our start-up get a proper footing in understanding and being properly prepared for potential IP issues we could face. I would easily recommend Arin specifically for his patient, detailed and caring attitude, professionalism and attention to detail.
Posted by Sarah | December 1, 2017
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He knows his stuff!
My husband and I contacted Arin for guidance on a new online company we were starting. He was extremely helpful, answered our questions (and I had A LOT of them), and shared valuable knowledge on items we didn't even think to ask about. I was a bit nervous starting a new business with all of the paperwork and legal standards you have to follow, but Arin explained the process so simply and helped us get started on the right track. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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He saved me!
I faced a very serious threat to my career. I work for a large employer. Arin dealt with corporate counsel, human resources, and a major employment law firm. I felt safe having him work on my case. He always responded promptly and made me feel important. I believe he saved my job and my career. He was kind and compassionate to me. He bent over backwards to meet with me and help me whenever I needed him.
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Posted by Ann | July 14, 2014
Amazing Result! Very Happy Client!
I absolutely recommend Arin and have already referred clients to him. I am an executive level employee. Arin assisted me with a complex dispute involving a multinational corporation. Despite setbacks in the case, Arin persevered, never gave up, and never doubted me and my story. That was particularly important as I felt like giving up at times and felt emotional about such a personal process. Arin helped me through it. In the end, we were able to get a result that far exceeded my expectations. I have used a number of corporate attorneys. I feel Arin delivered excellent value and was committed to the work. I was really glad to have him on my team.
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Posted by Robert | November 14, 2013
Nice Youngs Attorneys to Work With!
My family business has used Dunn & Sheldrick, PS for the past 8 years. We had a complex commercial real estate dispute that ended up in litigation. Even though the opposing party was extremely difficult, D&S delivered payments to us on multiple times and helped us obtain a Court Judgment to pursue additional amounts owed. Everything was handled in an expeditious and timely manner. We feel like we were treated very well. Arin and Emily kept us informed and paid close attention to all details in the matter.
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Posted by Michele | September 4, 2013
Complex Employment Dispute with Large Employer
I was under significant stress with a difficult employment situation. Arin stuck by me even when I wanted to give up. I appreciate his tenacious and balanced approach. One of my personal friends is a top defense employment attorney for one of the Pacific Northwest's largest companies. This personal friend reviewed Arin's strategies and work, said he was doing a great job, and did not have any additional suggestions on anything that Arin had not already done.
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Posted by Zef | March 20, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I would like to endorse Arin Dunn. For over 14 years our company has relied upon his counsel to avoid costly litigation and disputes. Arin has proven to be effective at helping us avoid employment and contract problems; his integrity and business acumen are invaluable. As part of our support team, his broad experience in corporate matters allows us to pursue the goals of our manufacturing enterprise with confidence. We happily recommend his services.
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Posted by Patrick | March 18, 2013
I highly recommend Arin!
For the past ten years, Arin has been Outside General General counsel for seven companies where I had a partial or full ownership interest. The other owners of these companies are also happy with Arin's services. I have used Arin on projects involving a variety of complex legal issues involving computer-related services and products in the United States, Asia, and beyond. We have developed complex business software from start to finish. We have provided a variety of computer hardware and networking products to sophisticated customers with highly demanding needs. We have also provided Internet website development, database management, medical records management, and other off-site services to a variety of industries including hospitals, law firms, major arts organizations, and government entities. In ten years, we have NEVER has a major legal problem. I feel Arin has helped to reduce and manage our risks so we never had to spend significant legal costs on any single legal dispute. When a problem did arise, in any subject from employment, software licensing, corporate maintenance or formation, trademark issues, copyright, etc., Arin helped me to efficiently resolve those problems. I trust Arin and feel he has always treated me fairly.
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Posted by Angel | November 28, 2012
Awesome Lawyer!
When I found Arin I was in a tough situation concerning my future with my employer. I was just days away before I had to make a critical decision and my direction was unclear. I knew I had some leverage, but felt powerless to do anything about it. That’s when I decided to contact an attorney. I called around, nervous to navigate the world of lawyers and law. For this I used my superpower instincts of judging a person’s trustworthiness by their telephone voice, but I quickly grew frustrated as most lawyers I spoke with came across as disengaged blowhards and with no jurisdiction in Portland. This of course isn't the case with Arin. Although I was hesitant of his upfront consultation fee of $125, I took the plunge after he assured me that there are always options in a situation like mine, and after 15 minutes of talking to Arin I knew I made the right decision. In talking to Arin it is obvious that he is a very competent attorney, but he doesn't convey arrogance. His methods of taking care of the client can be aggressive, yet he remains diplomatic. In other words Arin is very good at what he does, and as a bonus he's also a very likable and engaging person. Throughout my case he maintained a good line of communication. He replied to my emails in a timely manner and always answered his phone. I've dealt with other attorneys in the past and I can say that this timely communication was comforting, especially for a neurotic client like myself. In the end Arin really took care of me and worked out a settlement that I couldn't be happier with. He always took the time to make sure the finalized deal was something I was happy with. With the financial security of my family at stake I was glad I turned to an attorney like Arin. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Pamela | October 8, 2012
Arin Dunn and Emily Sheldrick are lawyers you can trust!
Arin and Emily represented me in a case where I was terminated in a "whistleblower" scenario and negotiated a settlement. They both are very sharp and can quickly get a good understanding of your situation, which is very much appreciated when you are paying by the hour for their time. Their most important quality is they actually care about helping their clients emotionally as well as legally , which is a rare thing, so they act as both attorney as well as therapists.. They lay out your options and advise you based on what is best for you once they understand your needs. It is very stressful to have a labor dispute and some attorneys will take advantage of that emotional situation but Arin and Emily seek to understand what you need to end a business relationship in the most worthwhile way. I would strongly recommend them to anyone with an employment or business relationship issue.
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Posted by Kimberly | September 21, 2011
Employment and Severance Dispute
I felt I had good communication in a timely manner. Arin had my best interests in mind and I felt he was trustworthy from the first time I met him and throughout the case. I was so happy to have my matter promptly resolved!!!
Posted by June | March 28, 2011
Superb Lawyer!!!!!
Arin helped me with a difficult employment situation involving my job of 14 years. He helped get through this difficult period and get me to a point where I could continue working in my job and career.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2009
Workplace Title VII Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Matter
Dunn & Sheldrick helped me with my claims that my boss sexually harassed me and retaliated against me. The attorneys made me feel that the case was being handled very well and supported me during this difficult time. They believed in me. They helped me obtain a finding of reasonable cause to believe my claims were true from the United States EEOC that said I was subjected to inappropriate sexual touching and demands for sex and was retaliated against when I objected to those sexual advances. Thank you for believing in me. I needed you. My attorneys helped me reach a confidential settlement and I am now moving on with my life. I happily recommend these wonderful and ethical attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2009
Highly Recommend This Lawyer
I had a complex civil case involving corporate breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, securities, conversion and related claims. While Dunn & Sheldrick, PS handled my matter, Arin Dunn was very honest with me, highly responsive, and a pleasure to work with. We greatly enjoyed working with him and appreciated the successful result we acheived.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Arin M. Dunn, P.S. Attorneys at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Optiva Corporation (maker of Sonicare® until acquired by Phillips)
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • K&L Gates (Formerly Preston Gates Ellis, LLP)
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Judicial Intern
  • Judge William Dwyer, U.S. District Court for Western Washington
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Judicial Intern
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1997
  • University of Oregon
  • BA with Honors in Double Majors
  • 1993

Associations

  • University of Washington School of Law Professional Mentor Program
  • Mentor
  • 2019 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Mentor Program Liaison to Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member/Volunteer on Legal Education for Artists and Attorneys
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for Western Washington
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Attorney Mentor Appointed by Oregon State Supreme Court
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • ADR Support Services (Judicial arbitration and mediation service that ceased operations in 2020)
  • Panelist in Employment, IP, Business, and Corporate matters.
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Oregon State Bar, Attorney Mentor Program
  • Mentor
  • 2011 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Mediator Panelist
  • ADR Support Services
  • 2012
  • Certified Mediator
  • VOMA, Seattle Washington
  • 1995
  • Award for Service
  • University of Oregon
  • 1994

Publications

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • THE ENDE OF PILLOW TALK (Article on Attorney Ethics)
  • 2013
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • NEW SGAL PROGRAM ADOPTED BY CCBA
  • 2013
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Basic Corporate Formation
  • 2011
  • Clark County Bar Association News
  • NEW FEDERAL RULES ON ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY
  • 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: RED FLAGS FOR THE BUSINESS ATTORNEY
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • TOP TEN PRETRIAL DO’S AND DON’TS
  • 2003
  • Pacific NW Arts Symposium
  • ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS FOR ARTISTS
  • 2003
  • Dunn & Sheldrick, PS
  • EMPLOYERS:...LAWS PROTECTING DEPARTING SOLDIERS
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Presented by CCBA YLS
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • 2013
  • CCBA SGAL Training Program (CCBA CLE)
  • CCBA Mandatory SGAL Training Program Development and Overview
  • 2013
  • Advising the Small Business Client (CCBA - Continuing Legal Education)
  • Corporate Formation and Governance, Intellectual Property, Employment, Attorney Ethics.
  • 2011
  • Trademark Law for Artists (Continuing Legal Education)
  • Trademark Protection
  • 2003
  • Pacific Northwest Arts and Entertainment Symposium
  • ADR for Intellectual Property Disputes
  • 2003
  • Advising The Small Business Client (Washington State Bar CLE)
  • Intellectual Property Red Flags for Business Attorneys
  • 2003
  • Pretrial Practice (Washington State Bar Association CLE)
  • Litigation and Settlement Techniques for Attorneys
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
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Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to know Arin. He has worked tirelessly for the Clark County Bar Association, volunteering countless hours of service!"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very personable and involved in community affairs as well as being a committed advocate in complex litigation and transactions."
Business Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Arin is easy to work with and listens to his clients needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Arin for a number of years. He is an excellent attorney with a detailed knowledge of the law relating to business and commercial matters. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Arin for years and never hesitate to contact him if I have a question or client with a need in his area of expertise. He's thoughtful, practical and responsive - all the qualities of a top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Arin Dunn! He is very skilled in the area of Employment Law and a leader in the Clark County Bar Association. When I came to Vancouver, he was Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section. He is now an "old hand" at the practice of law with his partner, Emily Sheldrick. Arin is the consummate professional: he has high integrity, his word is his bond, he knows the law, he knows the judges, and he always behaves professionally, both in and outside of court. I am honored to count him as a colleague and a friend!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work with Arin on a daily basis. I appreciate the way he balances professionalism with persistence and strong advocacy for his clients. He regularly handles complex and challenging legal matters."
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