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Nelly (a.k.a.) Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. alleged rape
In Litigation
NOTE: This case is in its earliest stages. Due to the high profile nature of this case, we have created this page to provide relevant articles from the press and various news outlets. Attorneys for alleged rape victim, Nelly lob jobs as Auburn police investigation, Seattle Times, October 10, 2017 ...
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Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle
In Litigation
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. News articles regarding the autopsy report that reveals that the Seattle Police shot Charleena Lyles seven times are included at the ...
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Nelly alleged rape case

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.

First Hill Streetcar leads to Cyclists’ crashes, comas, death

June 9, 2015
Seattle Cyclist Hit by Metro Bus on Tough Road to Recovery – Experienced cyclist commuter and Stritmatter Kessler client, Daniel Ahrendt, was run over by a Metro bus when riding his bike on S. Jackson Street, past the intersection of Rainier Avenue South, Boren, and 14th Avenue South.

June 13, 2016

‘It seems crazy:’ injured woman’s scooter sold while she’s recovering in hospital – Stritmatter Kessler client, Denise Chew, and Tukwila nurse was on her way to work at Group Health in Seattle when she crashed her Vespa on May 20th. Investigators are still trying to determine what happened between the scooter and the tracks of the First Hill Streetcar at 12th Avenue S. and South Jackson Stree

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 Renton, 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…

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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