Cliff Freed, Esquire

Washington Arbitration & Mediation Services
600 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-467-0793
Fax: 206-467-7810
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Mr. Freed practiced law with Frank Freed Subit & Thomas in Seattle for 32 years, until his retirement from the firm in December of 2016 to focus exclusively on his neutral practice. While at the firm, he emphasized the representation of plaintiffs in all matters relating to employment. He also represented several labor unions, including the Seattle, Lynnwood (Community Transit), and Everett transit unions, and Office and Professional Employees Local 8. Mr. Freed additionally represented and counseled several small and medium-sized employers and non-profits, and represented executives in contract negotiations and disputes. He has served as an independent investigator for several federal agencies, and is also an adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, where he has taught Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, and Legal Writing for Employment Law.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Labor Management
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2019



Mr. Freed has been serving as a mediator since 1996. His experience encompasses cases involving all aspects of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour disputes and employment-based claims involving private and public employers, including partnership disputes. He has considerable experience with class action litigation. These claims arise under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, the Washington Law Against Discrimination, Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, among many others, as well as other employment-related common law claims.


University of Washington Mediation Skills Training, 1996; USA&M Mediator Training, 1996; J.D., Seattle University School of Law (cum laude) (1984), Achievement Scholarship in 1982 and 1983, Managing Editor of the Law Review; B.A., Brooklyn College (1971).
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