News & Recent Blog Posts

11 September 2014

Special dates for remembering our lost ones

And so this day comes each year and I brace myself. The day itself is not quite as emotional anymore (thank goodness), now that it’s been 13 years. Rather than numb myself to the sadness, itR... Read more

6 September 2014

In Memoriam Sher Kung: Sharp legal mind…warm and witty soul.

The past week or so I’ve been focused on the start of school for our little one (kindergarten, so this is all new to me!) and the piles of priorities at the office.  So, when I heard about ano... Read more

5 September 2014

Washington State Settles with Owen family for Tree Fall incident on Highway 2

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.   In the days leading up to the trage... Read more

23 August 2014

Some medical providers will fight for bigger cut of wrongful death settlements

Last week, I was discussing the latest settlement offer with a client. While the number was not unreasonable, it was not our full demand. The client asked, “How much of this will go to the med... Read more

14 August 2014

Keep Young Children Away from Those Windows

A few summers ago, I blogged about the dangers of window falls for toddlers. SKW has represented clients in tragic window fall cases, many of whom have suffered brain injuries. In one of our cases, S... Read more

7 August 2014

Seattle’s new Bikeshare program will address higher risk of head injuries

Want to get somewhere fast but don’t want to rent a car or wait for a cab or bus? When visiting San Francisco a few weeks ago, I noticed a variety of bike share programs offered to locals and t... Read more

30 July 2014

Country’s largest public interest law firm elects SKW partner, Brad J. Moore to serve as President Elect

The country’s largest public interest law firm, Public Justice, elected SKW partner Brad J. Moore to serve as President Elect at the Foundation’s annual meeting this past Sunday. Brad has ... Read more

27 July 2014

Questions about recent construction worker’s death.

Several days ago, a construction worker fell to his death at a site on the Bellevue College campus. Exactly why he fell 50 feet off a ladder is still the subject of investigation. This tragedy is unfo... Read more

20 July 2014

Class actions empower consumers

A widespread fallacy is that class action lawsuits only help to line lawyers’  pockets.  This is what corporations want everyone to believe. That way, consumers who are hurt–either physi... Read more

12 July 2014

Healthy Aging After a Catastrophic Accident

My parents are in their early 70′s. They hike up mountains, golf daily, walk for hours, garden, and travel constantly. Sometimes, I get tired just hearing what they’re up to. But I’m... Read more