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Sean Phelan

Marc Cote

Mediation is a process for resolving legal disputes through negotiation with the assistance of a neutral third party, called a mediator, who is chosen and hired by the parties to the dispute. The mediator helps the parties assess the risks and costs of litigating a case to trial and the advantages of a negotiated resolution. Mediators often help the parties convey underlying interests and needs that facilitate the crafting of solutions and compromises that can lead to a mutually acceptable settlement ending the legal dispute. Mediation can provide a faster, more cost effective and creative resolution to a legal claim as compared to submitting the legal claim to a judge or jury at trial. One of the benefits of mediation is that the parties play an active role in fashioning the outcome, allowing more flexibility and creativity than traditional litigation.

The attorneys at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas are skilled in the process of advocating and obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients in mediation. Attorneys Sean Phelan and Marc Cote are also trained mediators who are available to assist parties in legal disputes to resolve their claims through mediation. If you wish to retain Sean Phelan or Marc Cote as a mediator, you may contact them at or

With over twelve years of experience litigating employment cases, including complex class actions, Marc welcomes the opportunity to mediate your employment cases. Sean’s mediation practice features trauma informed advocacy which is often relevant to discrimination and retaliation cases. Sean and Marc also speak Spanish and welcome opportunities for mediations with Spanish-speaking parties.

Seattle Employment & Labor Lawyers Contact Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP Today!

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