Karen L. Cobb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Frey Buck, P.S.
 | 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-486-8003
Fax: 206-902-9660
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at the law firm of Frey Buck, P.S., Karen L. Cobb is dedicated to helping clients in Seattle, Washington, with estate planning and probate matters. She also accepts general litigation cases, including municipal law and title/boundary disputes. Ms. Cobb earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Seattle University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.

Ms. Cobb knows that thinking about the end of their lives and what will happen to their assets is difficult for many people, but she also understands the importance of having an estate plan in place. She works closely with her clients to help them develop solutions that meet their needs and goals. Ms. Cobb takes a personalized approach to each case she handles, and she strives to minimize the stress of estate planning.

When estate and trust litigation issues arise, Ms. Cobb stands by her clients and advocates on their behalf. She places an emphasis on communication and keeps her clients informed throughout the process. Her dedication to providing quality representation while maintaining a high standard of legal ethics has gained Ms. Cobb the respect of her clients and peers. Washington Law & Politics magazine has included Ms. Cobb in its Rising Stars list.

Outside the courtroom, Ms. Cobb believes in giving back to the community. She serves on the board of directors for REST/Real Escape from the Sex Trade, a non-profit organized to assist those desiring to leave that life.  She has participated in multiple mission trips to devastated areas with her church's youth group and has served on the women's ministry team and church council. Ms. Cobb has shared her legal knowledge with others as a speaker at a number of continuing legal education classes, and by developing and presenting a lethal encounter training module for law enforcement officers.

Practice Areas
  • 50%General Litigation
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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About Karen Cobb

Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.freybuck.com/ourpeople/karencobb.aspx


  • Named a 'Rising Star' by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2010 - 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Force Science Analyst, Force Science Research Institute, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member Board of Directors of REST/Real Escape from the Sex Trade, Seattle, WA, 2
  • Participated in four mission trips to Knockpatrick, Jamaica (after Hurricane Ivan), Biloxi, Mississippi (after Hurricane Katrina) and San Luis Potosi, Mexico (inner city missions) with the youth group
  • Women's ministry team at church, Advisory council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Presenter, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Presenter, "Initiating the Probate Process", National Business Institute, 2009
  • Speaker, Continuing legal education classes on probate topics, Legal community

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, B.A., Criminology, Minor Psychology, 1987

Industry Groups

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
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Office Location for Karen L. Cobb

1200 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-486-8003

Fax: 206-902-9660

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Last Updated: 1/27/2020

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