Smith v. OK Boys Ranch

Plaintiffs, males ages 11 to 14 at time of abuse, were residents of the Olympia Kiwanis Boys Ranch, a group home in Olympia, Washington, who suffered severe and ongoing physical, sexual and emotional abuse from counselors and OK Boys Ranch staff.

Joyce v. State of Washington D.O.C.

Plaintiff Paula Joyce, mother, physical therapist and athletic trainer with the University of Puget Sound, was murdered by a felon on community service supervision named Valdez Stewart.

Clay v. Seattle School District

Plaintiff Mackenzie “Mac” Clay was rendered a C 3-4 quadriplegic during a high school wrestling practice when two larger wrestlers collided with him during a take down drill, breaking his neck.

Couch v. State of Washington D.O.C.

This case involves the murder of plaintiff Yoshiko Couch by defendant Cecil Emile Davis, who was supposed to be under close supervision by defendant Department of Corrections (DOC).

Albertson v. State of Washington DSHS

Plaintiffs, minor male children, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. This case involved the severe sexual abuse of eight young boys who were placed in a foster home by defendant DSHS into the home of foster parent Def. Ronald Young.

Said Sheikh v. State of Washington DSHS

Plaintiff Said Aba Sheikh was brutally attacked at the age of 16 by four violent foster youth in the parking lot of a Shell gasoline station. Three of the four were had been residing in the same foster home for several years together and had a history of gang-like beatings, burglary and rape.

McFarland v. State of Washington D.O.C.

This case involves the murder of Meeka Willingham by dangerous parolee John Eggers. Meeka, the 17 year old daughter of Plff Sylvia McFarland, was stabbed 56 times with a knife taken from the McFaraland kitchen.

Brown v. City of Seattle & Pang

Plaintiff James Brown, a City of Seattle firefighter, was killed while fighting a fire that arsonist defendant Martin Pang started in the basement of a warehouse owned by his parents and known as Mary Pang Food Products warehouse.