Gregory E. Jackson joined the firm after a twenty year legal career litigating cases in Washington State and Federal Courts. Greg’s legal career began with three years as a Seattle Assistant City Attorney prosecuting misdemeanants in Seattle Municipal Court. He then joined the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for nine years as a Deputy and then Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Greg prosecuted hundreds of felony offenders for drug offenses, property crimes, and serious crimes against persons including vehicular homicide, assault, robbery, burglary, sex crimes, and aggravated murder. He was a member of the trial team in State v. Leuluaialii, then the first prosecution in the country to utilize canine DNA. Additionally, Greg argued multiple appellate cases in the Washington Court of Appeals and appeared before the Washington Supreme Court.
Greg joined the Tort’s Division of the Washington Attorney General for six years defending the State, its agencies and employees in civil actions. He was a member of the employment and education teams, with a focus on employment law, civil rights claims, defense of law enforcement officers and the defense of the Department of Corrections. Greg joined a private insurance defense firm and eventually became in-house counsel for a local insurance carrier for three years before co-founding Freimund Jackson & Tardif.
Greg taught and coached in the Tacoma Public School District for five years before beginning his legal career, and remains a kindergarten through 12th grade certified public school teacher.