Karen L. Cobb
WSBA No. 34958
the Bar No. nd Beyond
Karen Cobb with her sons, Marine 2nd Lt. Tanner Cobb (left) and
Airman Mack Cobb (right).
i became a lawyer because I had a blast working as an insurance fraud investigator before law
school. The investigative skills I
learned in that career have translated
well to the law.
My greatest accomplishment as a
lawyer has been successfully maintaining my personal values and
ethical standards regardless of the
circumstances. With such negative
stereotypes (sometimes warranted)
about lawyers, I strive to present a different face to the profession.
The most rewarding part of my job is
obtaining a great result for a client
who has been unfairly treated.
successful attorneys don’t take
themselves too seriously and strive to
always be the most reasonable person
in the room.
My name is Karen Cobb. After
nine years at a mid-size Seattle litigation
firm, I set off in 2012 on a new adventure
with a small group of my old colleagues
to launch the new firm of Frey Buck, P.S.
The firm focuses on civil litigation and a
few other select practice areas designed
to fully service our clientele. The firm is
based upon solid, consistent, and efficient
representation of its clients, while also
striving to achieve a true work-life balance
for attorneys, paralegals, and staff. My own
practice includes general litigation, estate
planning, and probate. I love travel, near
and far, spending time with my awesome
kids (including my wonderful daughter-in-law), and any kind of outdoor adventure
with friends — most recently skydiving,
snowshoeing, and skiing after a 20-year
The most memorable trip i ever took was to knockpatrick,
Jamaica, with a youth mission team. We worked and stayed
in the mountains at the caribbean christian center for
the Deaf, where we interacted with the kids and assisted
with clean-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. I personally worked with a crew that constructed a pig pen from the
ground up. It was the most exhausting and fulfilling experience of my life, so far.
if i took one day off in the middle of the week, I would head
straight to the beach. It’s my happy place.
My favorite place in the Pacific northwest is Whistler, B.c.
Whether in the winter for snow sports (or just cognac by a blazing fire) or in the summer for biking and hiking.
i am happiest when I am traveling to spend time with my
kids; they’ve become amazing adults.
i care about tackling the huge and growing problem of sex
trafficking. I have recently been recruited to serve on the board
of a nonprofit called ReST, Real escape from the Sex Trade, dedicated to helping girls get out of “the life” to become healthy, successful, contributing members of their communities.
aside from my career, i am most proud of raising two boys who
are honorable, trustworthy, kind, giving, and both serving their
country (in the Marines and the Air
This is on my bucket list: a Jimmy
Buffet concert in a tropical destination!
i am thankful that I live in a time
when travel is so easily accessible
and I have the time and ability to
travel and experience the world, other people, and cultures.
if i could pick a superpower, it would
absolutely be the ability to fly.
if i have learned one thing in life, it
is to always be true to yourself. okay,
two — it’s not always necessary to
have the last word. (It took me a long
time to learn that last lesson, but it
seriously changed my life.)