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The law firm of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore Kahler has worked on behalf of those suffering from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries for over 30 years. These cases are just a few that provide a glimpse at how our attorneys have brought justice to those fighting corporations, the government, insurance companies, and negligent employers. Please also review our Disclaimer.

Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle
NOTE: This case has not reached any result as it is still in the earliest stages. However, given the national and local interest in the case, we have provided the initial case profile below. Please check back frequently, as we will continue to provide updates by way of this webpage.  The Seattle Police Department has been under a Federal Consent Decree since 2012, after a Department of Justice investigation concluded SPD officers ...
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Seriously injured motorcyclist in accident- jury awarded ~$3 million
$2.9 Million
A Thurston County jury awarded a Vancouver man almost $3 million for multiple injuries caused by a pavement edge drop-off on a highway on-ramp. Todd Moothart, a 50-year-old software development engineer, was on a motorcycle ride with two friends on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September 2013. Their plan was to head east on State Route 14 to a viewpoint overlooking the Klickitat River. When Moothart and another rider got ...
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Otto v. The Boeing Company, Transdigm Group, Inc. and AmSafe, Inc.
Ken Otto had just turned 50 years old a few weeks before he was killed on the job on a Boeing plane. Bostin Otto, Ken's son, was 16 years old when he lost his dad. Because of issues discovered with the complex NextGen AmSafe airbag seat belt system on some Boeing planes, Ken was assigned to address the airbags at the Boeing Everett site. Between June 2013 and the date ...
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Verdicts & Settlements – Sample Cases

$2.9 Million

Moothart v. State of Washington

A Thurston County jury awarded a Vancouver man almost $3 million for multiple injuries caused by a pavement edge drop-off on a highway on-ramp. Todd Moothart, a 50-year-old software development ... Read More
$3.8 Million

Lee v. Willis Enterprises, 194 Wn.App. 394 (2016)

The Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment ruling finding the defendant negligent for sticking a screwdriver into an energized high voltage electrical device. Rejecting the defense argument that the ... Read More
$10 Million

Owen v. State of Washington

Seattle, Wash - The family members who survived the December 21, 2012 tree fall incident on U.S. 2 have settled their claims against the State of Washington for $10 million ... Read More
$4 Million

Benton v. Kaiser Permanente

Privacy and freedom of choice are sacred commodities in a world that blurs these rights at the foot of governmental and corporate need. To get into a commercial plane, we voluntarily remove our ... Read More
$20 Million

Hesse, et al. v. Sprint PCS

In the summer of 2014, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan secured a $20 million class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of thousands of mobile phone service customers of Sprint PCS. In ... Read More
$1.9 Million

Confidential v. Insurance Company and Law Firm

(January 2014) Confidential settlement for $1.9 million, for an insurance company’s bad faith refusal to settle a claim, forcing its insured through a public jury trial resulting in a huge ... Read More
$1.1 Million

Gamper v. State of Washington

(December 2013) $1.1 million settlement.  Long, deep and wide rut in road on SR 12 caused Plaintiff’s motorcycle to crash resulting in multiple internal injuries and fractures ... Read More

Heather Spriggs v. Grays Harbor Community Hospital et....

Twenty-seven year old Heather Spriggs had a complete body when she arrived at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on October 27, 2011. A day and one-half later, she was flown out ... Read More
$4 Million

Lan Remme v. City of Seattle and State of Washington

After years of work and dedication, SKW's team of bicycle accident attorneys secured a significant settlement for Lan Remme. Lan brought suit against the City of Seattle and the State ... Read More
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