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Our lawyers are no stranger to the local media and news reporters. When there is a catastrophic injury, death or consumer protection case, reporters often turn to lawyers at our firm. Below is a partial list of stories and articles that include interviews of our attorneys and clients.

Puyallup police officer’s traffic direction led to deadly car crash, killing infant

Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death
September 14, 2016
Pierce County residents Pache Hein and Anthony James sues the City of Puyallup and the other driver for March 27, 2015 car crash. Ms. Hein was 24 weeks pregnant, and her daughter, Aria Le’Allyn James, was born prematurely after the accident. Stritmatter Kessler attorney questions why government should be insulated in cases of negligence.

Renton Theater Shooting victim news

Renton theater shooting victim: ‘Can’t believe it happened to me’
Jan 29, 2016
Renton shooting victim Mallari’s attorney, Karen Koehler discusses how ushers from the theater didn’t appear to have a protocol in place to respond to an emergency.

Woman shot in Washington theater speaks out
Jan 30, 2016
Mallari’s attorney, Karen Koehler explains, “It would be physically impossible for the gun to have shot her from up here, down out through her chest, if it was dropped to the ground, and then discharged upwards.”

After this week’s homicides, KING5 News asks Karen to comment on The Jungle.

Seattle attorney: The Jungle has been ‘lawless’ for decades
Jan 28, 2016
KING5 News interviews Karen Koehler, who says a lawsuit she filed years ago proves both the city and state were aware of the dangers in the area along Airport Way South…

Ride the Ducks case

The Ducks’ getting closer to launching public tours again in Seattle
Jan 8, 2016
Q13 News cameras were rolling Friday morning, as Ride the Ducks hit the streets in Seattle after the crash on the Aurora Bridge in November 2015.

Ride the Ducks crash victim to get help from state, college
Dec 4, 2015
An international student badly hurt when a Ride the Ducks tourist vehicle … of thousands of dollars in costs, her lawyer, Karen Koehler, said.

Two Year Old Girl Killed outside of Redmond Town Center Play Area

Redmond Town Center sued over death of toddler hit by car
Sep 11, 2015
Karen Koehler speaks to Seattle Times regarding clients, who are Redmond couple is suing the owners of Redmond Town Center.

Stevens Pass deadly tree fall

State to pay family $10M over fatal tree incident
Sep 5, 2014
The state of Washington will pay $10 million to the family members who survived a tree fall incident December 21, 2012 that killed Tim and Cheryl Owen of Bothell.

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