Boutique law firm thrives on high-profile cases
Dunn & Black said sized for highest performance
John Black and Bob Dunn, founding principals at the Dunn & Black law firm, say about 60 percent of the firm’s clients are connected to the construction industry.
Bob Dunn and John Black, founding members of boutique Spokane law firm Dunn & Black PS, claim the firm is just the right size to take on high-profile cases and match up against larger firms.
They started the firm in 1991, having left large Spokane law firm Winston & Cashatt Lawyers PS, taking some of their clients with them.
“They’ve been loyal to us since,” Black says. “My clientele is ongoing. I get calls daily from clients I’ve had for 30 years.”
The firm specializes in construction, real estate, employment, and labor law, handling some high-profile discrimination and harassment claims along the way.
The firm occupies about 4,500 square feet of space on the top floor of the three-story Banner Bank building at the northwest corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street.
The partners share an ownership interest in the, 43,000-square-foot former Grant Building, which originally was occupied by a department store.
The firm currently has a staff of 16, including nine lawyers.
Dunn says about 60 percent of the firm’s clients are connected to the construction industry, although other practice areas are taking up a growing share of the caseload.