Helsell Fetterman Welcomes Two New Partners

Helsell Fetterman, a Seattle-based law firm providing exceptional legal solutions for businesses, organizations and individuals is pleased to welcome Stephanie Grassia and Samuel Jacobs to the partnership.

Stephanie Grassia has been practicing law for 11 years and has been with the firm since 2014. She leads the firm’s Insurance Coverage group, where her practice is primarily focused on disputes between policyholders and their insurance companies. She spent the first 12 years of her career as a property and casualty commercial insurance broker managing complex accounts for policyholders in a variety of industries. During her time as an insurance broker, she obtained the highly regarded Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation. She decided to shift to a career in law when she realized that what interested her most was the legal aspects underlying insurance. Stephanie’s background on both sides of the insurance business gives her a unique perspective on the resolution of coverage disputes.

Reach Stephanie at sgrassia@helsell.com or (206) 689-2126

Sam Jacobs has been practicing in Seattle for over 30 years, joining Helsell in 2014. His practice focuses on real estate and land use law, emphasizing representation of developers on land use, real estate, municipal and other matters and representation of homeowner’s association and other housing clients on a broad range of legal matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a sole practitioner and then a partner with the firms Louks, Lamb & Jacobs and Mosler, Schermer Jacobs. After graduating law school, Sam started his career with the Federal government and then worked for the City of Kirkland’s planning department.

Sam has served on the Bar Association’s legal aid committee, been an instructor at continuing legal education courses and is a recipient of the Bar Association’s Random Act of Kindness Award. Over the years, he has been active in civic affairs, serving on the board of two low-income housing providers and on the leadership committee of Seattle Council Master Builders Association of King Snohomish Counties. 

Reach Sam at sjacobs@helsell.com or (206) 689-2121