Michael C. Subit
Mike is a native New Yorker. Prior to joining Frank Freed, Mike practiced
in Washington, D.C. as an employment discrimination and civil rights lawyer
for six years, after first working as an attorney for ACLU of Southern
He served as a federal law clerk the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hon. William Wayne
Justice of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Mike is a frequent contributor of amicus briefs in employment and other
public policy cases, both in Washington and nationally. He has appeared
as a television analyst for NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox
News Network. Mike has authored numerous employment law articles for local,
regional, and national publications, and is a frequent speaker at legal
conferences throughout the country
Every year since 2001, Mike has been named a Washington "Super Lawyer"
in the area of Labor & Employment and has been repeatedly listed as
a "Super Lawyer Top 100" in Washington. He has been listed in
Washington CEO magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Washington. For several years
he has been selected for inclusion in
Best Lawyers in America. That publication named him Puget Sound Region "Lawyer of the Year"
in Union Labor Law in 2013, Puget Sound Region "Lawyer of the Year"
in Individual Employment Law in 2014, and “Lawyer of the Year”
in Litigation - Labor and Employment in Seattle in 2016. He received induction
into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in his first year of
Mike handles the majority of the firm's appellate work and has developed
a substantial voter initiative law practice.
Client Comments about Mike:
"Mike kept on pursuing a very difficult settlement after several years
of frustrating delays. He explained each step of the process clearly and
concisely, recommending a strategic course of action, but ultimately leaving
the decisions up to me. He promptly returned my calls and emails. His
hard work and tenacity secured a fair and equitable settlement. I respect
the diligence and competence that brought my case to a satisfactory end.
Mike Subit is an experienced and effective employment law attorney."
"Michael worked 24/7 on my case, including during family vacations
and holidays. Without his constant availability, the employer would have
had a strategic advantage, and an acceptable settlement might not have
J.D. – Stanford University with distinction and Law Review
B.A. – Yale University,
summa cum laude, phi beta kappa
Washington; California; District of Columbia
Professional & Civic Involvement
Mike is a former co-chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment
Law Section Annual Conference. He previously served as Employee co-chair
of the EEO Committee of ABA's Labor & Employment Section. He is
a contributor to BNA's
Wage & Hour Law and the
Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook. Mike also served as co-chair of the Washington State Bar Association
Civil Rights Committee and was a member of the Rules Committee. He is
an active member of the Washington Employment Lawyers' Association
Amicus Committee and the author of the wrongful termination chapter of the
Employment Law Deskbook, published by the Washington State Association for Justice. Mike is a
fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
When he's not practicing law, he and his wife, Leslie Hagin, enjoy
watching sports, attending cultural events, and partaking of Seattle's
excellent food and wines. Leslie is also a lawyer.