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Michael Craig Subit

Employment and labor Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 24 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

For the past 20+ years, my primary practice area has been employment and labor law. I represent employees in all manner of workplace disputes. My clients range from highly-compensated executives to blue-collar union members. I handle negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trial-court litigation, class-actions, and appeals. If you have an employment matter or other civil rights issue, I look forward to speaking with you. Visit our website at .

Location

Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP
Suite 1200, Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104-1798

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Mark | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent help!
I don't think my situation was his normal work. It was an employment law matter, but did not involve a problem. I was asking for a review of my employment agreement. But he was gracious and helped me out nonetheless. Super professional and very helpful at a fantastic price since he doesn't have the big firm overhead. I would absolutely recommend talking to him on employment matters.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Virtuoso of Arbitration
Mr. Subit took on my employer harassment case when other lawyers said it was too hard. He always responded to emails in a very timely manner, it was easy to work with him. His skill and knowledge working through the arbitration were amazing to witness. Thank you, Mr. Subit!
Posted by Kate | April 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr Subit took time out of his busy schedule while out of town on business to reach out to me via phone to give advice and direct me to a party to help me. My discrimination case involved my child and it is not in his scope of practice. This kind of accountability is rare in our culture today to help someone in business without anything in it for yourself. I appreciate this very much and feel I have powerful information and assistance now to help my 9 year old.’s case. Thank you Kate
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Lawyer - Severance Package with protective covenants
I hired Mr. Subit to help me understand and negotiate a severance package which included a protective covenants (non-compete) section that was likely to be onerous for my future employment if I agreed to it. He helped me clearly understand the risks and my best option. His responses were timely, clear, and articulate. I highly recommend his services an an employment attorney.
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Posted by Dave | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got 'er done :)
Mike negotiated a favorable wrongful termination settlement on my behalf, I was pleased with the outcome. His bias - which I appreciate and affirm - is to facilitate an amiable settlement (rather than rush to court). Well known and connected in the Seattle legal community which helps attorney-to-attorney communication. Very smart and knowledgeable of employment law. Personable and approachable. Didn't pull punches - called spades spades - in our consultations, articulating options and associated risks well for me without pushing in one direction over another. Worked efficiently which kept fees under control. No question I'd re-engage Mike should another employment-related need for counsel ever arise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and personable.
Worked with Mr. Subit after wrongful termination. Successfully negotiated settlement. Mr. Subit was an incredibly strong advocate. Felt incredibly supported by Mr. Subit at a very stressful time.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
Discrimination/employment lawyer
Mike was successful in litigating claims related to the glass ceiling and employment discrimination. He is highly effective in advocating for employment rights for employees facing discrimination or unlawful termination. I would highly recommend his services as an employment attorney to prospective clients facing unfair labor practices at Fortune 100 corporations. This recommendation is based on my personal experience as a client. He was initially recommended to me by personal connection who is a top corporate attorney and I believe the recommendation was a good one.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keep looking
I hired Michael Subit to represent me in some issues with my employer. I paid the legal bills but it seemed like much of the time he was working for the other party and not me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
  • 2001 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Frank Rosen et al.
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Senior Associate
  • Bernabei & Katz
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Ninth Circult Court of Appeals
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Staff Attorney
  • ACLU
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • JD with honors
  • 1990
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 1987
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Collins v. Gee West Seattle
  • Reversal of summary judgment to employer
  • Gambini v. Total Renal Care
  • Reversal of jury instruction error

Associations

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association-Western District of WA
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • ABA Labor & Employment Section Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
  • Committee Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Rules Committee
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Blue Ribbon Panel on Criminal Defense
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Civil Rights Committee
  • 2002 - 2003
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers in WA
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year Puget Sound-Individual Employees
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year Puget Sound-Union
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in WA
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawwyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • SuperLawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Superlawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Superlawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Avvo Top Employment/Labor Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer
  • 2007
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2006
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2005
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2004
  • SuperLawyer
  • Law& Politics Magazine, Washington
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2002
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2001
  • Rising Star
  • 2000
  • AV Rating
  • N/A
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Publications

  • ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law
  • A Plaintiffs' Lawyer's Perspective on Ricci v. DeStefano
  • 2010
  • WSBA Civil Procedure Desk Book
  • Rule 45 Supplement
  • 2007
  • Wage and Hour Laws-State by State Survey
  • Washington Cumulative Supplement
  • 2007
  • The Employee Advocate
  • Hip Pocket Cases
  • 2007
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Recent Legal Developments Make Tax Consequences More Uncertain
  • 2004
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Robel v. Roundup Answers Some Questions
  • 2002
  • WSBA Bar News
  • The Segregationist Legacy of Justice Mallery
  • 2001
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hill v. BCTI
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • National EEO Conference
  • Age Discrimination
  • 2014
  • ABA Annual Labor & Employment Section Conference
  • Disability Related Misconduct
  • 2014
  • 24th Annnual Conference
  • Return to Work Requirements
  • 2014
  • National EEO Conference
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • 2013
  • Employment Law Conference
  • Arbitration
  • 2013
  • ABA Annual Section Labor and Employment Conference
  • Stray Remarks
  • 2013
  • National EEO Conference
  • Employer Liabillity One Year after Staub
  • 2012
  • Employment Training
  • ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation
  • 2012
  • Employment Law Conference
  • Representing Age Discrimination Plaintiffs
  • 2012
  • Annual Meeting
  • Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace
  • 2012
  • ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Section Conference
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2012
  • 22nd Annual Conference
  • Defense Playbook 101
  • 2012
  • National EEO Conference
  • Supreme Court Update
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Conference
  • Counseling the Client
  • 2011
  • 21st Annual Convention
  • Expert Testimony
  • 2011
  • National EEO Conferernce
  • EEO Crossfire-Hot Topics
  • 2010
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Preserving Error for Appeal
  • 2010
  • ABA National Convention
  • Gross v. FBL One Year Later
  • 2010
  • ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Section Conference
  • Employment Discrimination Complaints after Iqbal and Twombley
  • 2010
  • National EEO Conference
  • Reductions In Force
  • 2009
  • Litigating Employment Cases
  • Representing Public Employees
  • 2009
  • Disability Rights Seminar
  • Changing Face of Disability Law
  • 2009
  • Civil Rules CLE
  • Civil Rule 45
  • 2009
  • ABA Annual Labor & Employment Section Conference
  • Reductions In Force
  • 2009
  • ABA Annual Labor and Employment Section Conference
  • Religious Accommodation
  • 2008
  • 18th Annual Convention
  • Cases Plaintiffs Lawyers Should Have in Their Hip Pocket
  • 2008
  • National EEO Conference
  • Retaliation Claims after Burlington Northern
  • 2007
  • ABA Labor and Employment Section Conference
  • ADA/FMLA
  • 2007
  • 17th Annual Convention
  • Cases Plaintiffs Lawyers Should Have in their Hip Pockets
  • 2007
  • 13th Annual Employment Law Institute
  • Legal Issues Needing Supreme Court Review
  • 2007
  • WELA Annual CLE
  • Employment Law Year in Review (2005-2006)
  • 2006
  • National EEO Meeting
  • Workplace Violence-Union Perspective
  • 2006
  • Litigating the Class Action Wage & Hour Case
  • Wage & Hour Class Actions
  • 2006
  • Beyond Stereotypes: Discovering & Proving Hidden Bias in Employment Cases
  • Using Experts in Stereotyping Cases
  • 2006
  • Accommodation Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Overlaps and Gaps in FMLA & ADA Coverage
  • 2006
  • ABA EEO Annual Meeting
  • Employment Law Year in Review 2005-2006
  • 2006
  • 13th Annual Employment Law Institute
  • Practical Tips for Successful Trial Preparation
  • 2006
  • WELA Annual CLE
  • Employment Law Year in Review 2004-2005
  • 2005
  • National EEO Conference
  • The Burdens of Employment Discrimination
  • 2005
  • 5th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Update on Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses
  • 2005
  • WSTLA Employment Law Conference
  • Making Sense of the Mixed Motive Morass
  • 2004
  • National EEO Conference
  • Best Jury Practices
  • 2004
  • Florida NELA Spring Conference
  • Making Sense of the Mixed Motive Morass
  • 2004
  • EEO Annual Meeting
  • Costa v. Desert Palace
  • 2004
  • Advanced Issues In Washington Employment Law
  • Employee Privacy, Wage & Hour and Arbitration
  • 2004
  • Advanced Issues in Employment Law
  • Privacy, Wage & Hour, Arbitration
  • 2003
  • 2003 NELA 14th Annual Convention
  • Using Stereotyping Evidence to Prove Discrimination
  • 2003
  • 11th Annual Employment Law Institute
  • Enforcing Workplace Rights Through Section 1983
  • 2003
  • WSTLA Employment Law Conference
  • Disability Discrimination Law
  • 2002
  • National EEO Conference
  • Reductions in Force
  • 2002
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • Workplace Investigations
  • 2001
  • Plaintiff's Employment Law for the New Millennium
  • Traps for Unwary Plaintiffs Attorneys
  • 2001
  • WSTLA Employment Law Conference
  • Overlaps and Gaps in FMLA, ADA and Workers Comp.
  • 2000
  • Supreme Court v. US: Federalism or Anarchy?
  • Federalism and Employment Law
  • 2000
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Equal Treatment in Workplace in WA
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough about Mike Subit. He has an impeccable reputation and is widely considered one of the top legal minds in the state. He is a tremendous trial attorney with a passion for civil rights and knows the law like the back of his hand. If I needed advice or guidance on an employment-related matter, Mike is the first person to whom I'd turn."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Subit is a very bright and incredibly effective lawyer. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Civil rights

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Seattle Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Craig Subit
Michael Craig Subit
Employment and labor Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation