News & Recent Blog Posts

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

25 June 2014

SKW Karen Koehler Listed as a 2014 Washington Top 10 Super Lawyer

  I wasn’t surprised when I learned that our very own Karen Koehler was listed as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Washington State. When I first shared the news with Karen several month... Read more

19 June 2014

Who wants to file a lawsuit against GM, Toyota or another auto manufacturer?

SKW attorneys have literally written the book when it comes to lawsuits against auto manufacturers. A few years ago, Paul Whelan published a booklet on Product Liability. Now, with the media tidal wav... Read more

16 June 2014

Class Action Against Sprint PCS Results in $20 Million Settlement

After eight years, a consumer class action lawsuit with Sprint customers, Christopher Hesse and Nathaniel Olsen as named plaintiffs, resulted in a $20 million settlement late last month.  The class a... Read more

23 May 2014

Why do bike-car accidents result in deaths?

Lately, a lot of reports have surfaced regarding increased bicycle use and the number of bike related incidents.  But the League of American Bicyclists believe that the numbers from the U.S. Depar... Read more

21 May 2014

Why care about GM or Toyota auto manufacturer recalls?

Would it surprise you to learn that car buyers don’t care about the General Motors (GM) recalls and stories of horrific accidents due to faulty ignition switches? Our federal government certainl... Read more

17 May 2014

Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers’ Memorial Service

On April 30, 2014, there was a memorial gathering at the Temple of Justice in Olympia, Washington to honor the retired Chief Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers. Justice Chambers died on Dec. 11, 2013... Read more

8 May 2014

Mayor Announces Some Good News for Seattle Cyclists

Seattle cyclists have something to look forward to this month. We at SKW are thrilled to see anything that may reduce the number of injured bicyclists. Cyclists whom we’ve represented were all skil... Read more