Galina Kletser Jakobson


Seattle, WA
D 470.579.6380


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

B.A., San Francisco State University, cum laude


Galina Kletser Jakobson is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Walnut Creek and Seattle offices. Ms. Jakobson has specialized in insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation for the past two decades. Ms. Jakobson has represented insurers in complex coverage disputes relating to virtually every line of coverage and has defended carriers in bad faith and Insurance Bad Faith Act litigation, contribution actions and declaratory judgment suits.

Ms. Jakobson advises insurers throughout the country regarding complex legal and coverage issues, as well as claim handling strategies to minimize potential exposure. Ms. Jakobson has assisted insurers in drafting policy language for newly created lines of coverage to ensure the language comports with statutory requirements as well as the maximizing the legal precedent to limit potential exposure.

Bar Admissions





Washington State Bar Association

Nevada State Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Northwest Insurance Coverage Association, President

Awards and Recognition
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer Magazine, 2019-2023
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyer Magazine, 2012
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Washington Insurance Law Update, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association Insurance Law Seminar, 2021-2023
  • Bad Faith Law in Washington & Oregon, 2019
  • What Is a Good Claim File – Bad Faith in Washington, 2019
  • Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media, 2018