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Karen Koehler

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To Err is Human: The Personal Side of a $128 Million Verdict | Attorney Karen Koehler | Ep. 3

Best Practices with Kenny Berger

From her trial journals to always admitting her mistakes, Kenny Berger and Washington trial attorney Karen Koehler discuss how her full disclosure approach benefits her legal practice and her life. 


17 Mar 2021

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Hour 2: GUEST: Attorney Karen Koehler explains why she's filed a lawsuit against the city for BLM protesters

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1PM - The Fastest 15 // Seahawks win! // Nicole can't find a date // Amy Coney Barrett nomination reaction // GUEST: Attorney Karen Koehler explains why she's filed a lawsuit against the city for BLM protesters, Dori and Karen discuss laws being broken in the name of the First AmendmentSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


28 Sep 2020

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Bonus Episode: Karen Koehler | The Velvet Hammer

The Great Trials Podcast

12-time Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers honoree Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore talks about her popular blog, “Lawyer As Human,” and the daily challenge to balance the needs of her clients and their cases with the demands of everyday life. Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review


16 Apr 2019

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Karen Koehler | DINH Group v. Ride the Ducks | $123 Million Verdict

The Great Trials Podcast

This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Karen Koehler of Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore Law Firm (stritmatter.com). Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review Case Details: Acclaimed trial lawyer Karen Koehler, also known as the “Velvet Hammer,” discusses how she secured justice for dozens of victims of the Sept. 24, 2015 mass casualty crash involving a defective duck boat -- a World War II vessel turned amphibious vehicle -- and a tour bus full of international students on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle. She held the state of Washington responsible for the dangerous undivided, two-lane highway on which the wreck occurred as well as the Ride the Ducks Seattle and Ride the Ducks International companies for their disregard for safety in maintaining their duck boats. Click Here to Read/Download the Complete Trial Documents Guest Bio: In the mid-2000’s an opponent told me that other defense attorneys were calling me “The Velvet Hammer™”.   When asked why, he said: because you smile so sweetly while you are hammering us into the ground.  I thought that was funny and adopted the name. Being a lawyer is part of my soul.  My work is part of who I am.  The stories of my clients will never leave me.  The child who could not bear to see his father take his last breath... The son who waved goodbye to his mother as he headed off to school, not realizing that would be the last time he would see her… The teenager on a school trip who woke up to see bones coming out through her skin…  The young man struck down and killed in front of the police who had been ordered not to enter the Mardi Gras riot zone…The siblings who were in the hospital for so long that they had to postpone the funeral for their parents by a year… The eighth grader sitting in the rear passenger seat when the bumper from another car went through the vehicle and into her lovely face… The Boeing worker whose leg was almost torn off from the impact, fragments of bone lying in the street… The maintenance lead burned to death by an acid solution… The widows who created shrines in their bedrooms for their beloved spouses…The sister who saw her baby sister die. So much preventable sorrow. My job is to make sure that wrongdoers are brought to justice and that the lives and losses of my clients are fully honored and respected.  I love my job. Trial Lawyer of the Year, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), 2005 Named as Top 10 Super Lawyer in Washington State, Super Lawyers, 2014 Named as Top 100 Super Lawyer in Washington State, Super Lawyers, 2007-2018 Named as Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2003-2018 Named as one of the top 500 leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015 Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America", Best Lawyers publication, 2006-present Top Trial Practice Blawg, American Bar Association, 2011, 2012 Rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell (highest available rating) Read Full Bio Here Karen’s Blog Show Sponsors Legal Technology Services - LTSatlanta.com Forge Consulting - ForgeConsulting.com Harris, Lowry, and Manton - hlmlawfirm.com Free Resources: Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 1 Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 2

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16 Apr 2019

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