About Frank A. Dusek

Frank A. Dusek

During his career, Mr. Dusek has worked on numerous arbitrations and mediations disputes including ones involving complex commercial claims, accountants’ legal liability, securities, construction, divorce and contractual disputes. Initial arbitration claims handled to date total over $1,800,000,000.

Mr. Dusek has over thirty-nine years of financial dispute experience. He is a principal shareholder with the accounting firm of Weiss, Sugar, Dvorak & Dusek, Ltd. located in the historic Civic Opera Building in downtown Chicago. His past experience includes seven years with CPA and consulting firms such as Hurdman and Cranstoun (now KPMG), seven years as a CFO of a national specialty construction firm and the U.S. Army. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Dusek is a Certified Fraud Examiner. More information about Mr. Dusek can be found at

Mr. Dusek holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration from Roosevelt University.

Mr. Dusek is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners , the American Arbitration Association, FINRA, Officer and Director of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution CPA panel.

Mr. Dusek’s publications include “An Independent Voice on the Board of Directors Can Be Very Beneficial,” DODGE CONSTRUCTION NEWS, September 1993 and “Poor Accounting Records Equal Weak Financial Statements,” DODGE CONSTRUCTION NEWS, September 1992. Mr. Dusek has spoken to various groups including the Institute of Internal Auditors, Illinois CPA Society, American Surety Association, American Subcontractors Association, Roosevelt University and the Chicago Federation of Musicians.

Mr. Dusek has undertaken considerable ADR training, including:

  • American Arbitration Association-Commercial Arbitrator Training, Chicago, February 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Scheduling Damages and Discovery in Arbitrations, Chicago, May 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, New York, July 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Managing the Process of Arbitration, Chicago, July 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Continuing Construction Arbitrator Education, Chicago, September 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Financial Analysis of Damage Claims Warranties, Case Management Issues, Chicago, November 2000.
  • NASD Dispute Resolution-Arbitrator Training, Chicago, December 2000.
  • American Arbitration Association-Central Case Management Center, “Administrative Issues Training,” Chicago, October 2001.
  • NASD Dispute Resolution-Chairman Training, Chicago, December 2001.
  • American Arbitration Association-Arbitrator II Training, Chicago, May 2002.
  • American Arbitration Association-Arbitration Awards/Report Writing, September 2004.
  • NASD Dispute Resolution – Expungement 2004
  • NASD Dispute Resolution – Var. annuities: Exchange suit issues 2005
  • American Arbitration Association – Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure 2005
  • DePaul College of Law – Mediation Certification 2005
  • American Arbitration Association – Chairing an arbitration panel 2006
  • NASD Dispute Resolution – Revised code of arbitration procedure 2007
  • American Arbitration Association – Dealing with delay tactics in arbitration 2007
  • American Arbitration Association – Roadmap to efficient & cost effective arbitrations 2008
  • FINRA dispute resolution Expungement 2009
  • American Arbitration Association – Managing cases involving self-represented parties 2009
  • American Arbitration Association – Chairing an arbitration panel 2010