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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    23 years



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  • Karen Kathryn Koehler

    Kathleen is a caring, intelligent and committed attorney. She works hard and gets great results for her clients.


    Karen Koehler Personal Injury Attorney
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  • David Charles Snell

    I have heard Kathleen speak at a myriad of seminars and CLEs, beginning shortly after her career at the Walthew Firm started, and I have co-chaired various programs with her. As a fellow workers comp practicioner, I can truly say she is one of the smartest, hard working comp lawyers in the state. She is a tireless advocate for the injured and disabled.


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The Walthew Law Firm

3000 First Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers, Workers Comp - ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers, Workers Comp - ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Laywers, Workers Compensation - ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers, Workers Compensation - claimantThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers, Workers Compensation - ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers, Workers compensation - ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Workers Compensation -ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Super Lawyer - personal injury plaintiffWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Workers Compensation-ClaimantThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Super Lawyer- personal injury plaintiffWashington Law and Politics2008
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Best Lawyers - Workers CompensationN/A2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Best Lawyers - Workers CompensationN/A2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2005
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2003
Chair - Workers Compensation SectionN/A2003
Vice Chair - Workers' Compensation SectionN/A2002
Cum LaudeN/A1992
Law ReviewN/A1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Walthew Law Firm1992 - Present
Workers Comp quarterly committeeWashington Association of Justice2005 - 2013
Chair - Workers' Compensation SectionWashington State Trial Attorneys2003 - 2004
Vice Chair Workers' Compensation SectionWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of JusticeN/A1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
WSAJ Workers Compensation HandbookAppeals to Superior Court and Beyond2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget SoundN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Subrogation: Real Problems, Real SolutionsMaximizing the Worker's Recovery in a Third Party Case2015
Workers' Compensatoin Annual SeminarChairN/A
Workers Compensation Annual SeminarThird Party issuesN/A
Worker's Compensation annual SeminarBIIA - appealsN/A
Medical Legal IssuesCo-ChairN/A