Stritmatter attorney Melanie Nguyen hosted the annual Vietnamese American Bar Association (VABAW) banquet as outgoing President of the organization. She gave a moving speech about the power of inspiration and mentorship in her success.
In 2009, I was teaching Trial Advocacy at the University of Washington School of Law. In my small section was a tenacious student named Lisa Benedetti. She was impressive. I recommended to the Firm that she be brought on as a legal intern.
“Trial News,” the monthly publication by the Washington State Association for Justice, featured the Ride the Ducks case on its entire front page for March 2019. The publication ran the transcript from Karen Koehler’s closing argument in real, raw form. Paired with the “illustrative exhibits” from trial depicting the plaintiffs on each vehicle, Ms. Koehler’s closing emphasizes the preventability of this tragedy. She reimagines a world in which the defendants took any one of numerous opportunities to do right. Unfortunately, they did not.
We just completely redid our website with a goal of showing and telling you who we really are, not just as lawyers but as people too. Our accolades and results are still there. But we believe what sets us apart is our relationships and connections with clients and their families.