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Marc Cote

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

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About Marc

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Marc Cote is a Seattle employment lawyer and mediator with a strong reputation for achieving excellent results for clients from all walks of life. For the last ten years, he has devoted most of his practice to employment law. During that time, he has successfully litigated several groundbreaking class actions on behalf of delivery drivers, restaurant workers, farm workers, construction workers, fruit packing workers, and catering servers. Marc has also successfully represented lawyers, doctors, tech professionals, and other professionals in severance negotiation, employment discrimination, and employment exit matters. He also advises small businesses on employment policies and employee discipline.

Marc serves on the mediator panel for the Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS). As a mediator, he works tirelessly to get parties to resolution so that they can avoid the expense, uncertainty, stress, and emotional toll of litigation. Marc has successfully assisted parties in resolving disputes involving allegations of disability accommodation, gender discrimination, age discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. He has a knack for assessing risk and helping parties make reasoned decisions to reach pragmatic resolutions of their disputes. In early 2020, he attended the “Mediating the Litigated Case” program through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a certified neutral on the ADR panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and a pro bono mediator for the EEOC. Marc’s considerable experience litigating class action cases has given him a keen sense of the ins and outs of class action settlement structure and the settlement approval process under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and Washington State Civil Rule 23. 

Before entering private practice, Marc served as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter L. Carpeneti of the Alaska Supreme Court. He graduated second in his class at the University of Washington School of Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Washington Law Review. While in law school, he also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ricardo Martinez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Marc speaks Spanish and enjoys representing Spanish-speaking clients.

Licensed for 15 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
705 Second Avenue
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2010
Employment business law dispute
Marc has great patience and excellent listening skills which are hallmarks of an outstanding attorney. He helped resolve a very complex business partnership through arbitration. At the conclusion, even the arbitrator commented on how excellent Marc was. I couldn't agree more.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Mills Meyers Swartling
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Alaska Supreme Court
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court Western District
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Associate
  • Mills Meyers Swartling
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate - Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 2020
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - with high honors
  • 2007
  • Seattle University
  • BA - summa cum laude
  • 2003
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • Spencer v. FedEx Ground
  • $10.5 million settlement
  • Martinez v. Auvil Fruit Company
  • $2.5 million settlement
  • Thomas v. Tom Douglas Restaurants
  • $2.4 million settlement
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Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Global Visionaries
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2021
  • King County Bar Association, Newcomers Resource Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Honoree
  • Columbia Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Vivian Carkeek Award
  • Washington Law Review
  • 2007
  • Mary Ellen Krug Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment Law
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif
  • 2007
  • Paul Ashley Memorial Law Review Scholarship
  • Washington Law Review
  • 2006
  • Dean's Grant
  • Public Interest Law Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • WSAJ Employment Law Handbook
  • Washington State Wage and Hour Law
  • 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association Litigation News
  • Litigating the Prevailing Wage Case
  • 2012
  • Washington Law Review
  • Getting Dooced: Employee Blogs and Employer Blogging Policies Under the National Labor Relations Act
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
  • Epic Systems: Changes to Litigation and Arbitration
  • 2019
  • NELA Annual Convention
  • Wage & Hour Class & Collective Actions Two Years After Tyson Foods: Opportunities and Threats
  • 2018
  • King County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting
  • Epic Changes to Employment Litigation and Arbitration
  • 2018
  • Washington Appellate Judges Education Seminar
  • Emerging Issues in Employment Law
  • 2018
  • Seminar Group 21st Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • New Developments in Wage and Hour Law in Washington and Around the Country
  • 2018
  • WELA Annual CLE
  • Making ESI Discovery Work for You
  • 2017
  • Wage Theft: Now and Looking Forward
  • New Developments in Washington Wage and Hour Law: Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Misclassification, and Pieceworker Compensation
  • 2016
  • 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • Wage and Hour Law Update
  • 2016
  • Age and Wage: Employment Law for the General Practitioner
  • Choosing the Court (or the Law) for Your Case – State v. Federal in Wage Claims Litigation
  • 2015
  • Prevailing Wage Law in Washington
  • Plaintiffs' Perspective on Prevailing Wage Claims
  • 2014
  • The Fork in the Road: Choosing State v. Federal Courts and Claims
  • Wage and Hour Law - State v. Federal
  • 2014
  • Prevailing Wage Law in Washington (Renton)
  • Plaintiffs' Perspective on Prevailing Wage Claims
  • 2013
  • Wage and Hour Law: Understanding Wage Claims and Liens
  • Construction Worker Wage Claims: Liens, Bonds, and Retainage Fund Claims
  • 2013
  • Prevailing Wage Law in Washington (Federal Way)
  • Plaintiffs' Perspective on Prevailing Wage Claims
  • 2013
  • Low Wage Workers Legal Network Training
  • Proving Damages in Wage and Hour Cases
  • 2011
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Class action Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attention to detail and personal touch is what Marc brings to the table. Working with him and his team, I always felt at ease and knew things were being taken care. A tremendous lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc works with great diligence and care for his employment law clients. He is fine lawyer."
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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Marc Cote
Marc Cote
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 15 years