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Our Cases

We offer a full range of litigation, negotiation, and advising services for employees. Our attorneys represent employees in a wide range of workplace disputes before state and federal agencies, trial and appellate courts, labor boards, and employment commissions. Every case is unique. Some require aggressive litigation. Others need a strategic hand at just the right moment.

Results Matter. When you hire an employment attorney your objective is the same as ours: to deliver the results you need in a cost-effective manner. Frank Freed Subit & Thomas lawyers secure millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for our clients each year. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in a broad variety of employment disputes. However, we cannot disclose confidential settlement information on our website. Some of our attorneys' non-confidential accomplishments include:

  • $16,097,342 jury verdict for two whistleblowers fired by the Port of Seattle for refusing to break the law and reporting Commissioner ethics violations.
  • $10.5 million settlement for delivery drivers in a joint employer class action suit alleging overtime and break claims against FedEx Ground
  • $3 million settlement for fruit packing workers in a wage and hour class action against Borton & Sons, Inc.
  • $2,530,000 arbitration award for a hospital CEO terminated in violation of employment contract under allegations of breach of fiduciary duties.
  • $2.5 million settlement for piece-rate farm workers in a wage and hour class action against Auvil Fruit Company, Inc.
  • $2.4 million settlement for restaurant workers in a service charge and rest and meal break class action against Tom Douglas Restaurants.
  • $2,250,000 judgment for Verizon installers who were not paid overtime pay for time driving company trucks.
  • $1.225 million settlement for farm workers in a wage and hour class action against Dovex Fruit Company.
  • $1.2 million settlement for catering and suite workers in a service charge and rest and meal break class action on behalf of McCaw Hall and ShoWare Center catering and suite workers.
  • $1.1 million settlement for construction workers in a rest break class action against IMCO General Construction, Inc.
  • $1,035,351 jury verdict for a City of Edmonds Human Resources Director who was fired and defamed by City Mayor for reporting misuse of public funds.
  • Over $1 million in combined settlements and judgment for piece-rate farm workers in a wage and hour class action against Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc.
  • $996,335.82 settlement for fruit-packing warehouse workers employed by Frosty Packing Co., LLC in a wage and hour class action involving alleged failure to pay for all hours worked and failure to provide proper rest and meal breaks.
  • $910,000 settlement for a Tacoma police officer who was sexually harassed by the former Chief of Police.
  • $900,000 settlement for Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant workers in a class action involving alleged violations of Washington’s service charge disclosure statute and rest and meal break regulations.
  • $600,000 settlement for dairy workers in a class action against DeRuyter Brothers Dairy, Inc. alleging failure to pay for all time worked and failure to provide proper rest and meal breaks.
  • $400,000 settlement for a transgender police officer who suffered discrimination after she announced her plans to transition from male to female on the job.
  • $380,000 judgment to a group of 10 employees for unpaid wages.
  • $315,000 settlement on behalf of agricultural workers denied wages. Settlement was reached in cooperation with Columbia Legal Services.
  • $300,000 settlement for a female state trooper who was subject to gender discrimination.
  • $300,000 settlement in a Washington class action for unpaid meal and rest breaks.
  • $250,000 judgment for a high-level DSHS administrator wrongfully terminated for whistleblowing.
  • $235,000 settlement for workers laid off without proper WARN act notice.
  • $220,000 judgment for a county prosecutor wrongfully terminated for taking family medical leave.

In addition, we routinely negotiate favorable contract terms, job separations, and accommodations for our clients. Keep in mind that each case is different and results will depend on the facts of your case. A fuller description of our Practice Areas is available on our website.

Values Matter. We offer a deep bench of experienced employment lawyers who share a common passion. Our lawyers strive for equality and fairness in the workplace. Our values infuse everything we do. Our goal is to provide unparalleled service for our clients and, by doing so, to protect the rights and benefits for all employees. We love what we do and it shows.

Our Cases. Our attorneys have appeared in cases in federal and state trial courts throughout the country, the United States Supreme Court, the Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Public Employment R elations Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Washington Personnel Appeals Board and the National Labor Relations Board.

Our attorneys regularly participate in employment and civil rights litigation before the Washington and federal courts. Published cases in which our attorneys have participated on behalf of either a party or amicus include:

  • Bellevue John Does 1-11, Federal Way John does 1-5 and Jane Does 1-2 and Seattle John does 1-13 and John Doe v. Bellevue School District # 405 et al., 129 Wash. App. 832, 120 P.3d 616 (2005).
  • Jones v. Giles, 741 F.2d 245 (9th Cir. 1984).
  • Lindsey v. Metro Seattle, 741 P.2d 575 (Wash. App. 1987)
  • Metro Seattle v. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, 826 P.2d 167 (Wash. 1992)
  • Roe v. Quality Transp. Serv., 838 P.2d 128 (Wash. App. 1992)
  • Hill v. United States Dep't of Labor, 65 F.3d 1331 (6th Cir. 1995)
  • Dailey v. North Coast Life, 919 P.2d 589 (Wash. 1996)
  • Selix v. Boeing, 919 P.2d 620 (Wash. App. 1996)
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 v. Washington, 11 P.3d 762 (Wash. 2000)
  • Brown v. Scott Paper Worldwide Co., 20 P.3d 209 (Wash. 2001)
  • Hill v. BCTI Income Fund-I, 23 P.3d 440 (Wash. 2001)
  • Kiga v. City of Burien, 31 P.3d 659 (Wash. 2001)
  • Humble v. Boeing, 305 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2002)
  • Staton v. Boeing, 313 F.3d 447 (9th Cir. 2002)
  • Clawson v. Grays Harbor College District No. 2, 61 P.3d 1130 (Wash. 2003)
  • Desert Palace Inc. v. Costa, 539 U.S. 90 (2003)
  • Davis vs. Microsoft Corp., 70 P.3d 126 (Wash. 2003)
  • Antonius v. King County, 103 P.3d 729 (Wash. 2004)
  • Blaney v. IAM, Dist. No. 60, 87 P. 3d 757 (Wash. 2004)
  • Riehl v. Foodmaker, Inc., 94 P.3d 930 (Wash. 2004)
  • Al-Safin v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 394 F.3d 1254 (9th Cir. 2005)
  • Anderson v. King County, 158 P.3d 963 (Wash. 2006)
  • Rodgers v. Central Locating Service, Ltd., 412 F. Supp. 2d 1171 (W.D. Wash. 2006)
  • Gambini v. Total Renal Care Inc., 486 F.3d 1087 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Hegwine v. Longview Fibre Co., 172 P.3d 688 (Wash. 2007)
  • Pham v. Seattle, 151 P.3d 976 (Wash. 2007)
  • Danny v. Laidlaw Transit Serv., Inc., 193 P.3d 128 (Wash. 2008)
  • Hale v. Wellpinit School Dist. No. 49, 198 P.3d 1021 (Wash. 2009)
  • Sandoval v. Rizzuti Farms, Ltd, 656 F.Supp.2d 1265 (E.D. Wash. 2009)
  • Salas v. Hi Tech Erectors, 230 P.3d 583 (Wash. 2010).
  • Collins v Gee West Seattle, LLC, 631 F.3d 1001, (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Roe v. TeleTech Customer Care Mgmt. LLC, 257 P.3d 586 (Wash. 2011)
  • Hansen v. Boeing, Co., 903 F.Supp.2d 1215 (W.D. Wash. 2012)
  • Washington Ass'n for Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention v State, 278 P.3d 632 (Wash. 2012).
  • ATU 1576 v. Snohomish County, 316 P.3d 1103 (Wash. App. 2013)
  • D.R. Horton v. NLRB, 737 F.3d 344 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Demetrio v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, 355 P.3d 258 (Wash. 2015)
  • Saucedo v. John Hancock Co., 369 P.3d 150 (Wash. 2016